Mumbai city look to continue their unbeaten run vs Kerala Blasters as we look at the best predicted starting 11 in ISL 2022-23.
The Football season has begun in India after a few hiccups with FIFA earlier this year. But it’s up and running with full swing and some lovely football in both the International and domestic circuits. The most awaited football league, Indian Super League, has already delivered a few enthralling matches in the first 3 weeks itself.
Last year’s runners-up, Kerala Blasters haven’t had a great start to the campaign, winning just one and losing two consecutive matches. Their 2-1 defeat against Orissa in the last match has raised many concerns for Ivan Vukamanovic. The defence looks absolutely clue-less right now with Kerala Blasters conceding the most numbers of goals in the league so far.
On the other hand, Mumbai would like to move top of the table with a win over Kerala on Friday, and dethrone the reigning champions Hyderabad FC. They have started off well in the league, and are currently 4th on the points table with 1 win and 2 draws.
Both teams have faced each other 16 times, with Mumbai winning the majority 6 times. The last time both the teams went Head to Head against each other, it finished as a 1-1 draw. The only favourable point that Kerala has in this fixture on 28th October is that Mumbai City FC is not in very good away form.
Games Played: 16 // Mumbai City won: 6 // Kerala Blaster won: 4 // Draw: 6
League Type: Indian Super League (GW4)
Match Type: Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FC
Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
When: October 28 10, 7:30 pm IST
Where to Watch: Star Sports 1 Select & HD
Kerala Blasters Squad:
Goalkeeper: Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Karanjit Singh, Muheet Shabir, Sachin Suresh
Defence: Victor Mongil, Marko Leskovic, Hormipam Ruivah, Sandeep Singh, Bijoy Varghese, Nishu Kumar, Jessel Carneiro, Harmanjot Khabra
Midfield: Jeakson Singh, Ivan Kaliuzhnyi, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Ayush Adhikari, Saurav, Adrian Luna, Sahal Abdul Samad, Bryce Brian Miranda, Vibin Mohanan, Nihal Sudeesh, Givson Singh
Attack: Dimitrios Diamantakos, Rahul K.P, Apostolos Giannou, Bidyashagar Singh, Sreekuttan
Head Coach: Ivan Vukomanovic
Current Form (Recent first): L L W
Mumbai City FC Squad:
Goalkeeper: Mohammad Nawaz, Vikram Lakhbir Singh, Phurba Lachenpa
Defence: Amey Ranawade, Gursimrat Gill, Mandar Rao Dessai, Rahul Bheke, Mehtab Singh, Sanjeev Stalin, Rostyn Griffiths, Mourtada Fall, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy
Midfield: Alberto Noguera, Ahmed Jahouh, Lalengmawia Ralte, Rowllin Borges, Vinit Rai, Asif Khan
Attack: Greg Stewart, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Vikram Partap Singh, Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Gurkirat Singh, Ayush Chhikara, Bipin Singh
Head Coach: Des Buckingham
Current Form (Recent first): D W D
Predicting Starting 11 for both Teams
ISL 2022-23: Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FC Predicted Starting 11 for Kerala Blasters
Goalkeeper: Prabhsukhan Singh Gill
Defence: Harmanjot Khabra, Hormipam Ruivah, Marko Leskovic, Jessel Carneiro
Midfield: Jeakson Singh, Ivan Kaliuzhnyi, Adrian Luna, Sahal Abdul Samad,
Attack: Dimitrios Diamantakos, Rahul K.P
ISL 2022-23: Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FC Predicted Starting 11 for Mumbai City FC
Goalkeeper: Phurba Lachenpa
Defence: Amey Ranawade, Rahul Bheke, Rostyn Griffiths, Sanjeev Stalin
Midfield: Ahmed Jahouh, Lalengmawia, Greg Stewart,
Attack: Bipin Singh, Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Lallianzuala Chhangte
ISL 2022-23: Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FC Fantasy 11
Phurba Lachenpa, who rose to the number 1 spot with brilliant saves in the last few games is our choice for the keeper. Kerala’s defence has struggled a lot, but there are a couple of great blocks made by Khabra which kept them in the game.
The game would be more of a midfield-driven game, as both the teams have good playing options in the midfield, and there are players that have provided wonderful football till now. Kaliuzhnyi has 3 goals in 3 games, proving his mettle. Greg Stewart is worth 9 cr, and is proving his ability in the new system with 1 goal and 3 assists already.
Bipin Singh has been a star for his team and would love to gain more confidence with 1 goal and 1 one assist to his name till now. Rahul K.P has shown tremendous groth with every passing game and will be a key player in this match. We’ll be choosing Greg Stewart as the Captain for his all-round ability and Rahul as vice-captain for the flair that he brings to the pitch.
Goalkeeper: Phurba Lachenpa
Defenders: Khabra, Rahul Bheke, Rostyn Griffiths
Midfielders Luna, Kaliuzhnyi, Ahmed Jahouh, Greg Stewart,
Forwards: Bipin Singh, Dimitrios Diamantakos, Rahul K.P
CVC Choice: Greg Stewart, Rahul K.P
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