FC Goa will be facing Kerala Blasters FC for the Indian Super League fixture at 7:30 PM IST at the Goa Medical College Ground in Bambolim. FC Goa has acquired the number three spot with 19 points while Kerala Blasters FC has occupied the ninth spot with 13 points.
FC Goa played 12 matches out which they won five, lost three games and had a draw on four occasions. On the other hand, Kerala Blasters FC also had 12 matches, they won thrice, lost four-five games and drawn four.
Kerala Blasters FC has improved a lot since the beginning of the on-going season. They have found a stable playing XI which wasn’t been seen in the earlier portion of the season. Kerala Blasters FC beat Bengaluru FC in their previous fixture by a scoreline of 2-1.
FC Goa are currently in a comfortable position and are likely to retain a place for themselves in the top four. They have shown cohesion and discipline as a unit. In the previous fixture, they drew 1-1 against ATK Mohun Bagan FC.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, FC Goa has the upper hand as they beat Kerala Blasters FC on nine occasions while lost to them thrice and one game ended in a draw. The Gaurs beat Kerala Blasters FC 3-1 earlier this season.
Kerala Blasters FC has concerns regarding injuries. Jessel Carneiro and Facundo Pereyra have started training but haven’t gained the match fitness yet.
FC Goa are unlikely to go without any changes for their upcoming game against Kerala. Jorge Ortiz Mendoza has made a place for himself in the team in the absence of Igoe Angulo.