Kerala Blasters vs ATK
Indian Super League
Date: Friday, 25th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi).
The Indian Super League action returns this Friday after a long international break credit to the Asian Cup. Kerala will look to start their second half of the season with a win.
At present they are without a win in 11 matches on the trot. A 2 match losing streak is going on for them in the league too. With David James sacked and Nelo Vingada coming in, the fans expect a change in their team’s present condition. The thousands of home fans will fill the stadium once again hoping for their team to win.
Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 matches across all venues. Previously the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium was seen as a tough ground to play against the hosts. But this season the Blasters have not won a single match here. Both teams scored in 5 of the last 6 home matches of the team in yellow.
ATK is also on a 2 match winless run, but in terms of performance, they definitely outclass the sorry Kerala side. They have won and lost one game each in their previous 5 matches across all venues. A similar away form also exists for the side from West Bengal.
Steve Coppell’s men are better in defense than their opponents for Friday. Only 11 goals have been given away by his side till now. Scoring has been their weakness this season, and the gaffer has to find a way to clean that up too.
When two “Professors” go against each other, we can see a classic match like many previous h2h games.
Kerala Blasters vs ATK: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Blasters are unbeaten in the last 5 matches against the club from Kolkata across all venues.
- Under 2.5 goals came in 4 of those 5 matches between them.
- The reverse fixture this season has been won by the team from the south.
- ATK are unbeaten in the last 5 matches against the hosts here, while the latter has only one here.
- Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of the last 5 matches between them at Kochi.
Kerala Blasters vs ATK: Prediction
In 5 of their last 6 h2h matches, the score had less than 2.5 goals. The hosts are poor in scoring goals this season with just 12 goals in 12 matches. So I think we will see a low scoring match on Friday. So I would recommend betting on a final score with less than 2.5 goals at the full time.
Kerala is in no condition whatsoever to win this match like the reverse fixture. ATK has improved and is much better than they were at the start of the season. The best that Blasters could do is share the spoils with the team from Kolkata. So a bet can be placed on a double chance of wither the match ending as a draw or the away team winning.
Kerala Blasters vs ATK: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Draw or ATK to win @ 1.46
Under 2.5 goals in total @ 1.70.