ISL 2018-19: FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters - TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview

FC Pune City will host Kerala Blasters in the 2018-19 Indian Super League (ISL) at the Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune, on Friday evening.

Game FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters
Date Friday, November 2
Time 7:30 PM IST

 

TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM

FC Goa vs Pune City ISL 2018-19

The Star Sports Network have the exclusive broadcasting rights of the ISL. The games will be shown with the option of English and/or Hindi commentary over their bouquet of television as well as digital platforms.

India TV channels Online streams
Star Sports 2/HD, Star Sports 1/HD Hotstar and Jio TV

Commentary will also be available in vernacular languages across India.

Malayalam TV channel Tamil TV channel
Asianet Movies Star Sports Tamil

 

TEAM NEWS

FC PUNE CITY:

FC Pune City possible XI v Kerala Blasters ISL 5

Injured - None
Doubtful - None
Suspended - Diego Carlos

Key Players - Marcelinho, Emiliano Alfaro 
 

KERALA BLASTERS:

Kerala Blasters possible XI v Jamshedpur FC ISL 5

Injured - None
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - CK Vineeth, Slavisa Stojanovic
 

GAME PREVIEW

Following the sacking of Miguel Angle Portugal just days before their last game, interim coach Pradhyum Reddy had little time to prepare for FC Pune City's clash against FC Goa that ended in a 4-2 loss for the Punekars.

Reddy changed the team around in order to turn around their fortunes but FC Goa's attack had a lot of firepower for Pune's liking. 

However, their strike pair of Marcelinho and Emiliano Alfaro showed a glimpse of their potential. The duo scored the two goals in the 4-2 defeat but that's not the entire story either. Marcelinho hit the woodwork once while Alfaro saw his penalty saved.

Against Blasters, Reddy will be looking for his forward line to continue their good show. But he will need his midfield to be at their best and sort out their frailties in defence if they are to notch a point against David James' side. 

Jamshedpur vs Kerala Blasters ISL 2018-19

Kerala Blasters, on the other hand, are unbeaten but have also dropped points for three consecutive games.

The team showed a lot of character to come back in the game after trailing by two goals at half-time. Slavisa Stojanovic was guilty of missing from the spot but made amends by scoring a goal before CK Vineeth scored a late equaliser. 

Seimenlen Doungel was particularly impressive after coming off the bench and he will press a claim for a starting spot against FC Pune City. Kerala's defence had come undone in the first half against Jamshedpur and James will be hoping his side do not concede early goals again. 

Pune City are desperate for a win while Kerala Blasters need to break their streak of draws. 

Do Pune City have what it takes to pick their first win of the season, or will David James' troops reign supreme on Friday?