The Match No. 29 of HERO ISL Season 2 is between Kerala Blasters FC and FC Pune City at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi.
Kerala Blasters are currently at the bottom of the table with just a single win in 7 matches played. The positive for KBFC is the new head coach Terry Phelan who will take charge of team. Earlier with season Kerala lost their match (2-3) against Pune in thrilling encounter. Kerala have a advantage of playing at home as their fans come out huge to support them.
FC Pune City would like to maintain their run in competition as they are on top of the table with 4 wins in 7 matches. Their last match was played draw against FC Goa and FCPC would want to return winning way in this match. Pune’s Head Coach David Platt has said the position of teams are irrelevant, every game is difficult if you see them.
Match will kick-off at 7.00 PM IST (19:00 Hrs). It will go live on Starsports 2 in English, Starsports 3 in Hindi. You can also watch it live on Starsports.com & Hotstar.
Starting Line-up (Likely):
(KBFC): Stephen Bywater, Sandhesh Jhingan, Peter Ramage, Antonio German, Rahul Bheke, Shankar Sampangiraj, Joao Coimbra, Josu, Sanchez Watt, CK Vineeth, Mohammad Rafi
(FCPC): Steve Simonsen, Dharmaraj Ravannan, Gourmangi Singh, Roger Johnson, Nickey Shorey, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Tuncay Sanli, Didier Zokora, Kalu Uche, Manish Maithani, Jakichand Singh
(KBFC): Jhingan, Josu, Watt, Rafi.
(FCPC): Gourmangi Singh, Roger Johnson, Lyngdoh, Tuncay
In-form Forward Rafi has a lot of expectations riding on him as he is the top scorer for club this season. With Watt being alongside him it will benefit the team with his skills and speed. Their defence is bit tacky so it will be great for Pune to Attack. Whereas Pune has a lot of positives to take their attack and defence has been solid this season. Tuncay has been fabulous this season and with Lyngdoh, Shorey alongside him it helps him to score. Gourmangi Singh has been excellent this season.
Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC) 2 – FC Pune City (FCPC) 2
Also read, ISL 2015 Time-Table