After opening their Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 campaign with a win against East Bengal FC, Kerala Blasters FC will next host ATK Mohun Bagan at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi, Kerala. The match will take place on Sunday, October 16 as the Mariners will look to register their first win of the campaign.
The Yellow Army defeated East Bengal FC 3-1 in their opening fixture on October 7 as midfielders Adrian Luna and Ivan Kalyuzhnyi both found the back of the net in the second half. While Luna scored in 72nd minute, Kalyuzhnyi scored a brace in a space of 7 minutes.
On the other hand, ATKMB faced a 1-2 defeat against Chennaiyin FC on Monday at the Salt Lake Stadium. Forward Manvir Singh scored the opener for the Mariners while Kwame Karikari scored an equalizer from the spot before forward Rahim Ali scored the winner in the 82nd minute for Chennaiyin.
Check the predictions for the match between Kerala Blasters and ATK Mohun Bagan:
1. Goal scorer prediction
The 24-year-old Ukrainian attacking midfielder Ivan Kalyuzhnyi scored a brace in Kerala Blasters opener and is expected to continue his impressive goal-scoring form while ATK Mohun Bagan will have high hopes with forward Manvir Singh in their next ISL fixture.
2. Top Players
Ivan Kalyuzhnyi came off the bench in the 80th minute against East Bengal FC and quickly made an impact in the game scoring two goals for the Yellow Army. On the other hand, Manvir Singh can play an important role to drive the Mariners towards the victory against Kerala.
3. Man of the Match
It could be a goal fest between Kerala and ATKMB and a striker is expected to become the Man of the Match in the Sunday's game with Manvir Singh as the favourite to claim the award.
4. Final Score
In their last four head-to-head ISL clashes, the Mariners have won thrice and played a draw against Kerala Blasters and considering the hosts' current form it could lead to a 2-2 draw.
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