Indian Super League: GameWeek 18
Stadium: Salt Lake Stadium Kolkata
3rd February 2023
SC East Bengal will welcome Kerala Blasters FC in the 18th game week of the ISL at Salt Lake Stadium. Kerala will look to strengthen their playoff spot and East Bengal will be looking to end their four-game winless run. Who will win?Get Your Welcome Bonus!
SC East Bengal Form
East Bengal has not had a good run at the closing stages of the tournament. They are on a four-game winless run and their playoff hopes are low. Sitting in the ninth spot with only four wins to their name, the East Bengal have not had the season they hoped for. It will be interesting to see how they line up for the last five games of the campaign. They lost the most recent game against FC Goa with a scoreline of 4-2. They were 3-0 down in the first half. Suhair and Golui helped East Bengal win the second half but it was too late for the men in red and yellow to recover.
SC East Bengal Predicted lineup
Kamaljit Singh (GK); Sarthak Golui, Lalchungnunga, Ivan Gonzalez, Jerry Lalrinzuala; VP Suhair, Jordan O’Doherty, Mobashir Rahman, Naorem Mahesh Singh; Cleiton Silva, Jake Jervis
Kerala Blasters FC Form
Kerala has been performing consistently this season. Only two teams are above them in the points table. One being invincibles Mumbai and the other being Hyderabad. There is seven point difference between them and the Nizams so the top two finish looks highly unlikely. Kerala's immediate goals will be to solidify their position in the playoffs and try out some fringe players. The yellow army has scored 25 goals this season. They are banking on their defence which has handed them many wins over the last few games. The team is coming into the game on the back of a win against Northeast united and will be looking to continue the momentum.
Kerala Blasters FC's possible lineup
Karanjit Singh (GK); Harmanjot Khabra, Hormipam Ruivah, Victor Mongil, Jessel Carneiro; Rahul KP, Jeakson Singh, Adrian Luna, Bryce Miranda; Apostolos Giannou, Dimitrios Diamantakos
SC East Bengal vs Kerala Blasters FC expert tips
East Bengal will be eying for their first win over Kerala. It will be a tough task at home as the Yellow Army is having a good season so far. Both teams are doing well while attacking and we expect the same scenario to be played out here. Expect more than 2.5 goals in the game and Blasters to win.