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21 Jan 2021
Moti Prakash 21 Jan 2021
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  • Kerala Blasters vs Goa predictions for Saturday's Indian Super League match.
  • Goa have won 9 of the previous 13 matches against Kerala Blasters
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news.
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FC Goa have beaten Kerala Blasters in 9 of 13 head to heads (Getty Images)

Kerala Blasters Form

Kerala Blasters made it three games unbeaten with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Lalthathanga Khawlhring levelled for Kerala to cancel out Cleiton Silva's opener. 

In a dramatic conclusion, Bengaluru hit the post at one end before conceding at the other 10 seconds later as Rahul Kannoly Praveen scored a 94th minute winner.

The win follow a 3-2 victory over Jamshedpur and a 1-1 draw with East Bengal. The Blasters were on the wrong end of a 95th minute equaliser in that game.

Kibu Vicuna's side find themselves in ninth spot in the table, four points adrift of the playoff places.

Kerala Blasters Team News

Kibu Vicuna will wait on the fitness of striker Jordan Murray, who was withdrawn at half-time against Bengaluru.

Defender Bakary Kone made his return from injury as a late substitute in the win over Bengaluru. He could return to the starting line-up.

Midfielder Juande made it first start in that game since replacing injured Sergio Cidoncha as one of Kerala's overseas recruits.

Goa Form

Juan Ferrando's Goa are finding their best form at the business end of the season.

The Gaurs made it five games unbeaten as they held ATK Mohun Bagan to a 1-1 draw last weekend. Edu Garcia put ATK in front, but Ivan Pandita earned a point with an 85th minute goal.

Last year's ISL table toppers have beaten Jamshedpur and Hyderabad 2-1 during their unbeaten run. They also thumped Jamshedpur 3-0 in a rematch.

Goa also earned a point from a 1-1 draw with East Bengal, and occupy third spot in the standings heading into the game.

Goa Team News

Nine-goal striker Igor Angulo has been left on the bench in the last two games. Will Juan Ferrando make changes to accommodate the Spaniard's return?

Goa have signed young goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem from ATK Mohun Bagan. But he won't dislodge Naveen Kumar between the posts.

Head to Head

Goa have dominated Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League, winning nine of the 13 previous meetings. Kerala have won three times with one draw.

Goa have won the last two matches, a 3-2 win last season and a 3-1 success earlier this season. 

An Igor Angulo double and Jorge Ortiz goal sealed the win for Goa with Kerala's goal coming from Vincente Gomez.

Kerala Blasters vs Goa Predictions

Goa have enjoyed facing Kerala Blasters in the ISL, including winning the last two. Kerala have improved since their 3-1 defeat earlier in the season, but Goa are hitting their best form and are backed to win.

  • Kerala Blasters have seen BTTS in their last 4 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Kerala Blasters have conceded most goals this season with 21 in 12 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Goa have won 9 of the previous 13 matches against Kerala Blasters (Indian Super League).
  • Goa have won 3 of their last 5 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Goa are unbeaten in their last 5 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Goa have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 6 matches (Indian Super League).

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Where is Kerala Blasters vs Goa being played?

Kerala Blasters vs Goa is being played at GMC Stadium in Bambolin, India.