Wednesday , February 8 2023

Kerala Blasters look to upset Mumbai City FC in ISL top clash!

Kerala Blasters will square off against Mumbai City FC in a mouth watering clash at the Mumbai Football Arena. Mumbai City are yet to lose a game in this iteration of ISL, whereas Kerala Blasters is on an eight match unbeaten run. Both the teams will be looking forward to extending their ongoing unbeaten run.

Mumbai City is currently placed at the second position with 30 points. They have won nine out of their 12 games and have drawn three. The Kerala Blasters are placed a step below, on third with 25 points from 12 games, winning eight of them. Mumbai City FC won their last game against Odisha FC by 4-2 and Kerala Blasters beat Jamshedpur FC by 3-1. Giannou, Diamantakos and Luna scored for Kerala Blasters.

Interestingly, Kerala Blasters’ last defeat was in the reverse fixture of this match at Kochi losing 0-2 to the Islanders. Mehtab Singh and Jorge Pereyra Diaz scored for them at Kaloor. A valiant second half performance from the boys wasn’t enough to get points out of that game.

Both the teams have met each other 17 times in the ISL. Mumbai City have won seven out of them and the men in yellow managed to beat them four times. The other six games ended up in draws.

Dimitrios Diamantakos, who had a brief pause to his goalscoring run returned to his duty with the spot-kick against Jamshedpur FC. The Greek forward also assisted his compatriot Giannou, who scored the opening goal against the Red Miners. Apostolos Giannou, who started the game against Jamshedpur FC, scored the opener against them with a cheeky back-heel from Diamantakos’s assist. Adrian Luna had a very good outing against Jamshedpur FC. Apart from scoring the third goal, he made his presence felt everywhere on the pitch. He was the one who started the forward move to that landmark 200th goal and he himself finished it. Luna also earned the Hero of the Match award for the relentless efforts he put for the team.

The live streaming of the match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar, Jio TV, Star Sports Network and Asianet Plus.

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