ISL 2018-19: NorthEast United vs Kerala Blasters - TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview

NorthEast United FC will host Kerala Blasters FC in a 2018-19 Indian Super League (ISL) game at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, on Friday evening. 

Game NorthEast United vs Kerala Blasters
Date Friday, November 23
Time 7:30 PM IST

 

TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM

Bartholomew Ogbeche NorthEast United

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

NORTHEAST UNITED:

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Injured - None
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Bartholomew Ogbeche, Federico Gallego

 

KERALA BLASTERS:

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Injured - None
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Slavisa Stojanovic, CK Vineeth
 

GAME PREVIEW

NorthEast United's unbeaten run was brought to an end just before the international break when the Highlanders suffered a 1-0 defeat against Mumbai City FC. Currently with 11 points from six matches, they are currently placed fifth on the table. A win on Friday will see them cut their gap at the top. 

Before the loss against Mumbai, NorthEast picked three wins and a couple of draws and Eelco Schattorie will want his side to return back to winning ways when they come up against Kerala Blasters.

Bartholomew Ogeche and Federico Gallego are the standout performers thus far while Rowllin Borges has added goals from midfield. 

Schattorie is most likely to continue with Pawan Kumar in goal in place of the erroneous TP Rehenesh. One thing the Dutch coach will want is for quality crosses from the wings, especially from the left side. 

Kerala Blasters FC Goa

Kerala Blasters have drawn four times since their 2-0 win in the ISL season opener against ATK and come into the game on the back of two defeats on home soil. 

It must be noted that David James' side has more points away (5) than at home (2) and the situation on the standings table does not make for great reading. In fact, it is no different from what it was at the end of seven games before Rene Meulensteen was shown the door last season. As such, a turnaround in the next few matches would be crucial for the Blasters to keep their play-off hopes alive.

The strike force of the Yellow Army hasn't been at its best but the defending has been rather uninspiring at times, too. Anas Edathodika wasn't at his best in his season debut against Goa as it would remain to be seen if he starts again on Friday.

The Indian players need to step up for the Blasters if they are to harbour even the slimmest hopes of reaching the play-offs.