Delhi Dynamos FC vs Kerala Blasters FC Preview, Prediction and Live Stream Info
Delhi Dynamos are yet to win a match at home in the Hero Indian Super League but given their attacking strength coach Gianluca Zambrotta will be confident that his team can break the duck against Kerala Blasters at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi, on Friday. Delhi Dynamos have drawn all their three matches at home and now face Kerala Blasters, who have the best defensive record in the league. Delhi, however, have strengths of their own, notably their strike-force which has scored 10 goals, the maximum by any team.
“We know perfectly that Kerala is a difficult team. They are a good side, they win, they fight. It’s difficult for us but we are ready for this game,” said Zambrotta, whose team has 44 shots on target, the most by a team this season.
Delhi will be confident of continuing with their winning run after putting it across FC Goa in the last game. Marcelinho and Richard Gadze scored in the second session to give Delhi a comfortable 2-0 victory but Zambrotta has asked his players not to rest on their laurels. “It was a difficult match. It’s important to forget what happened against Goa. We won but now we have to focus on this match and it’s important to win,” said the Italian World Cup winner.
Kerala Blasters are currently on a five-match unbeaten streak, and should Kerala avoid defeat against Delhi Dynamos, this will become their longest unbeaten run (six matches) in the ISL. The visitors have nine points from seven matches and this is their best start to an ISL campaign. The worry for Kerala though is the lack of goals and coach Steve Coppell said his team was working hard to ensure they have enough goals to sail through.
“There is no real formula for success. In the first year, Kerala got to the final scoring only nine goals. We are not trying to emulate that; we are trying to score as many as possible. Last year, Kerala scored 20 goals and finished at the bottom! It just shows that a better balance is needed,” said Coppell. The ISL has reached the half-way stage and Coppell felt the league will now open up a little bit more as teams, battling for a place in the semi-finals, will take more risks.
“May is in the first half of the season people were more frightened of losing and in the second half, people realise they have to win to get to the playoffs. There will be a change of emphasis as each game goes towards the end of the season: The league will open up a little bit more with each game,” said the Kerala coach.
A win for Delhi Dynamos will take them to the top of the table for the first time while Kerala Blasters will move to the top four for the first time since losing two matches in a row at the start of the league.
Delhi Dynamos FC vs Kerala Blasters FC Prediction
We go for a comfortable win for the for the home side, two goals to nil, with Marcelinho scoring one.
Delhi Dynamos FC vs Kerala Blasters FC Live Stream Info
The game will be avilable live on the Hotstart App (only in India).
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