CFC vs KBFC Dream11 Match Prediction: The Sothern Derby is all set to take place as Chennaiyin FC hosts Kerala Blasters at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Both sides are currently dangling in an unwanted territory in the league. Chennaiyin FC occupies the ninth spot with six points, while Kerala Blasters are a spot above them with seven points.
Both sides will be eager for nothing less but a win in order to keep their hopes alive of making it to the playoffs this season.
Date- Friday, December 20 | Kick-Off- 7:30 PM (IST) | Venue- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Chennayin FC should persist with the same eleven which started off in the 1-1 draw against Jamshedpur FC. Vanspaul, Sabia, Golan should form the defence, while Saighani could fit in at central midfield. Crivellaro, Thapa, Changte and Valskis are likely to lead the line of attack.
Bartholomew Ogbeche’s availability remains uncertain due to injury. Having said that Raphael Messi Bouli has led the attack with intent and has been amongst the goals lately. Cidoncha and Narzary should play in advanced positions, while Arques and Thounaojam could feature in central midfield. Rakip, Drobarov, Gaikwad and Carneiro are likely to form the defensive back four.
CBFC (Expected Playing 11)- V Kaith; E.S Vanspaul, E Sabia, L Golan, T Singh; M Saighani; T Singh, A Thapa, R Crivellaro, L Chahangte; N Valskis
KBFC (Expected Playing 11)- Rehnesh; M Rakip, V Drobarov, R Gaikwad, J Carneiro; J.S. Thounaojam, M Arques; S Singh, S Cidoncha, H Narzary; R.M.Bouli
Nerijus Valskis has been lethal upfront for Chennai lately. Valskis has bagged four goals from seven appearances and has recorded 119 successful passes so far.
For Kerala, it’s Messi Bouli who’s stood out with his goal-scoring ability. Messi has four goals from eight appearances this season and has 118 successful passes during the process.
Rafael Crivellaro has created the most number of chances for Chennaiyin FC while securing 343 successful passes Crivellaro also has a goal and an assist from the seven appearances so far.
Sergio Cidoncha has been pivotal in Kerala Blasters’ midfield this season. Cidoncha has made 335 successful passes while also having made 21 successful tackles for his side.
With both teams yet to face defeat from the last three games, one can expect a draw to be the possible outcome.