Date & Time: Friday, November 20 | 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue: GMC Stadium, Bambolim
The first major sporting event to be held in India since the nation went to lockdown will get off to a belter this Friday. Kerala vs Mohun B. One of modern Indian football’s most popular teams vs the grand old club of the land in its newest avatar, one where they are merged with the Indian football league’s most successful side.
Mohun B. ended their I-League journey by winning the trophy, finishing at the top with 39 points, and they beat East Bengal by 16 points. Mohun B. is unbeaten from 14 matches, and the core group of players from Atletico would help them overcome Kerala in the opening encounter. The top quality in the Mohun B. squad is their bench, who can come in as a substitute and can change the game in the second half.
Kerala appeared in four pre-season friendly games and won against Jamshedpur and Hyderabad. They recently played a goalless draw with Mumbai, following a 3-1 defeat to E. Bengal. Mohun B. didn’t feature in any pre-season friendly game, but they are arguably the best side and favorites to win this match.
Mohun Bagan Wins: 5 (including two finals, one of them coached by Habas)
Kerala Win: 4 (two of which came last season)
- Jessel Carneiro
- Sahal Abdul Samad
- Roy Krishna (15 goals in Season 2019-20)
- Sandesh Jhingan
Kerala vs Mohun Bagan Playing XIs
Vicente Gómez, Nishu Kumar, Sahal Abdul Samad, Gary Hooper, Bakary Kone, Vicente Gómez, Facundo Pereyra, Sergio Cidoncha, Lalruatthara, Bilal Khan, Jordan Murray
Arindam Bhattacharya, Tiri, Edu Garcia, Roy Krishna, David Williams, Javi Hernandez, Sandesh Jhingan, Prabir Das, Michael Soosairaj, Manvir Singh, Pritam Kotal
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