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

Kerala Blasters will host FC Pune City at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi on Friday evening.

Game Kerala Blasters vs Jamshedpur FC
Date Friday, December 7
Time 7:30 PM IST

 

TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM

David James Kerala Blasters



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

KERALA BLASTERS:

Kerala Blasters possible XI

Injured - None
Doubtful - Keziron Kizito, Nikola Krcmarevic
Suspended - None 

Key Players - Slavisa Stojanovic, Seiminlen Doungel
 

FC PUNE CITY:

FC Pune City possible XI

Injured - None 
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Marcelinho, Marko Stankovic
 

GAME PREVIEW

Kerala Blasters will once again be in action this week after playing a 1-1 draw against Jamshedpur FC on Tuesday. The southern side have played five games at home this season and are yet to register their first win. In fact, they haven’t won a single game since their opening day victory over ATK in Kolkata.

Several fans chose not to attend their last game in protest due to the poor run of form endured by the club. However, David James’ side put in a spirited performance against Jamshedpur which should possibly lift the mood around the club.

Seiminlen Doungel looked in fine form in the last game and the former NorthEast United winger will look to continue in the same vein on Friday. James would once again be tempted to field Sandesh Jhingan as a full-back as opposed to centre-back as the defender delivers better crosses than any of their full-backs.

Nikola Krcmarevic remains a doubtful starter while Keziron Kizito is expected to miss the tie after picking an injury in their last game.

Iain Hume FC Pune City ISL 2018-19

FC Pune City have had a season to forget this season despite having retained most of the players from last term where they made it into the play-offs for the very first time.

Under interim coach Pradhyum Reddy too, the club’s fortunes haven’t changed as they only have a single win from seven matches under his leadership. Reddy would take heart from the fact that they managed to hold off Bengaluru FC in their own backyard until the 88th minute before Rahul Bheke scored the winner.

Marcelinho has struggled in attack while Iain Hume is yet to achieve full fitness. Diego Carlos’ form too has been patchy as Pune are found wanting in the attacking third. They have the joint worst scoring record in the league this season alongside Delhi Dynamos.

All eyes will be on Kerala as fans expect nothing less than a victory while Pune wouldn’t want their season to turn into more embarrassment.