Kerala Blasters, who have already missed the semi-finals of the Kalinga Super Cup, are all set to face ISL team Northeast United in the third group match on Saturday (20/02/2024). Try the yellow team in this game to bounce back with a win. At the same time, the yellow team may be ready to give playing time to the players who have not got much chance as it is an unimportant game. In short, Kerala Blasters may rest some key players in the final group match of the Super Cup. Let’s see how the Yellow Army’s likely line-up will look in this match against Northeast.
Currently the number one goalkeeper of Kerala Blasters is the Malayali player Sachin Suresh. In the first two games of the Super Cup, it was Sachin who kept the net for the Yellow Army. But the team may give Sachin a rest as the match against Northeast United is not that important for the Blasters. In this situation, there is a possibility that senior goalkeeper Karanjit Singh will get a chance.
The foreign center back pair of Marko Leskovic-Milos Drincic lined up in the Yellow Army’s central defense against Jamshedpur. But one of them may be rested by the yellow team in the next game. When that happens, Hormipam Ruiva will make it to the starting eleven. Sandeep Singh may also come to XI instead of Prabir Das. Naocha Singh will play as left back.
Kerala Blasters are unlikely to make any significant changes in the middle order. Malayalam stars Mohammad Azhar, Mohammad Aiman, Indian superstar Danish Farooq and Japanese star Daisuke Sakai will play. Yellow Army is less likely to make a change in the advance as well. In-form Greek player Dimitrios Diamantakos and Ghanaian player Kwame Pepra will line up in the forward line. Both have scored two goals each in this year’s Super Cup. If they can shine against Northeast United too, things will be easy for the Yellow Army.
Kerala Blasters Probable XI: Karanjit Singh (Goalkeeper), Sandeep Singh, Marko Leskovic/Milos Drincic, Hormipam Ruiva, Navocha Singh, Mohammad Azhar, Danish Farooq, Mohammad Aiman, Daisuke Sakai, Kwame Pepra, Dimitrios Diamantakos.
Kerala Blasters are currently second in Group B with three points from two games. Having won both the matches played, Jamshedpur FC have already qualified for the semi-finals from Group B. So the Yellow Army can return home after the match against Northeast United. The kickoff of the match is on Saturday at 7.30 pm.
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