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I-League 2017: Match Preview, Gokulam Kerala FC vs Minerva Punjab 

Rouvik Das
05 Jan 2018, 22:26 IST

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Minerva Punjab have been in form this season

Gokulam Kerala and Minerva Punjab FC will meet in an I-League 2017 clash on Saturday. Gokulam Kerala FC are in the ninth position while Minerva Punjab FC are in the third position of the table. The match is important for both the teams to improve their position and standing.

Let us have an in-depth look at how the two teams might fare:

Minerva Punjab

Minerva Punjab will resume their I-League 2017 campaign against Gokulam Kerala FC in an away game. Minerva Punjab made a good start in the season with 13 points from 6 games and are now standing in the third place behind league leaders East Bengal.

Minerva Punjab played two games less than East Bengal and they are definitely looking for three points in the next game. They scored nine goals and conceded five in the competition so far. The team played six games and lost only one against Aizawl FC. They made a draw against Mohun Bagan in the first match and won the next four games.

William Opoku Asiedu, the 20-year-old midfielder from Ghana scored three goals till now in the competition and must be looking for more goals. Chencho Gyeltshen, the Bhutanese international footballer has already won the hearts of fans by scoring two goals in the competition so far. He is affectionately nicknamed 'CG7' and the 'Ronaldo of Bhutan' because of his style of play.The team looks confident and strong from the beginning of the competition.

Gokulam Kerala FC

The new team from Kerala didn’t have a good start in their I-League 2017 campaign. They are in the ninth position now with 4 points from 6 matches. The team scored three goals and conceded eight goals so far in the competition.

Gokulam Kerala FC have the service of a veteran defender and midfielder Sushanth Mathew, who played for both East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. He also played for the Kerala Blasters and FC Pune City in Indian Super League. The team will definitely gain experience from him in the upcoming matches. Gokulam Kerala FC will play their next three matches on their home ground and they should make use of it to stay in the title race.

Both the teams consist of mostly local players, so it will be an entertaining match.The game of football is very unpredictable and any team can make a comeback from any situation.

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