ISL Match Preview: Kerala Blasters FC vs Mumbai City FC

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All you need to know about Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FC

Kerala are still short of scoring a goal in Hero ISL and will try to gamble for one against falling Mumbai

Match Details
Date: 3 December 2017
Kickoff: 7:50 pm(IST)
Broadcast: Star Sports 2 & Star Sports 2 HD
Live stream: Hotstar


Even requiting one of the most prospective forward line, Kerala are not finding any source to hand them the first goal of the new season. Iain Hume, CK vineeth and main attraction Dmritar Berbatov are not combining well to see the back of the net. The Bulgarian had occurred in a frustrated figure complaining about the quality of the ball driven towards him. That has raise the eyebrows of the technical stuffs who even after trying two systems have not extracted the best out of him. Vineeth and Hume have also failed to capitalize on the chances they created occasionally. The pressure will sprout up more seeds of desperation and anxiety if the yellow submarine fail to present a real chance of scoring in their third straight home fixtures against the Maharashtra giants.

Alexander Guimares is stifling with his defensive vulnerability which throw up a lead in the Maharashtra derby against Pune causing the loss of more points on board. The trains are running on uneven tracks right now. Mumbai began joyously against FC Goa in the opener but in haste went out of the scene against Bengaluru and now Pune couple of days back. Any drop this time in front of a staggering opposition support will kill the confidence amongst players. Certainly, it will be a hard pay coming into December month with just three points in the treasury. Guimares will try to focus upon the problems at the back as he motivates his players about defensive shielding in the training ground.

The Fixture

Two clubs from far reaching lands of the country has provide exciting and eventful scenes in the history of the league. However, the Yellow jerseys have never dropped all three points against Mumbai in their home.

Team News

Wes Brown is nearing for a start as reported by the club officials otherwise Kerala have no major absentees or doubts before facing Mumbai.

Guimares have problems on the pitch because still he can’t make out the best standard of his defensive line but hopefully there will be no changes from him even after two consecutive defeats.

Probable lineup

Kerala: Rachubka, Lalruatthara, Lakic-Pesic, Jinghan, Anto, Pekuson, Izumi, CK Vineeth, Berbatov, Singh, Hume

Mumbai: Amrinder, Coian, Rozario, Gaikward, Ruidas, Viera, Singh, Pradhan, Sinen, Santos, Emana