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​Delhi Dynamos FC will be hoping at gaining maximum points against Kerala Blasters FC later on today, as another win for the Dynamos can take them to the top of the table. The Dynamos sit at 3rd place at the moment while Kerala are just a point behind them, and with both teams eyeing for the win to go to the top spots of the league, this could be an thrilling match.

​Kerala Blasters FC are the team with the best defensive record in the league, having only conceded 4 goals in 7 games so far but will need to get a string of wins in order to assert their dominance in the league. Delhi Dynamos are completely opposite, as they've already conceded 10 goals in the league but will be hoping for their reinvigorated attack to do the job for them and crack the tough defense of Kerala. 

​This will be an important match which can give both teams a boost to take the momentum and confirm their top 4 spot as soon as possible, as the sturdy defense of Kerala against mighty attack of Delhi could make for a really entertaining match.

Team Line-Ups:

​​Delhi Dynamos will mostly go with the same team which defeated FC Goa in their last match, but will definitely bring back Marcelinho to their attack to give them that spark in attack while David Addy could also make his way into the starting line-up in this high profile game, as Delhi will need their attack to shine in order to get past the defense of Kerala.

​Kerala Blasters FC will also stick to their same defensive team which held Chennaiyin FC to a draw in their last game, as they'll hope that Michael Chopra can conjure up some magic for them and will look to capitalize on their set pieces and counter attack and hurt the Delhi team.

Players To Watch Out For:

​Florent Malouda needs to turn up for Delhi Dynamos FC as they head into the business end of the season, as he'll look to whiz his way past Sandesh Jhingan and create some real opportunities for Delhi. The Frenchman is yet to score or assist in the tournament and will want to improve on that by showing his magic on the field and try to win the game for Delhi as he needs to turn up for them and score or assist more in order for them to ascertain their top 4 chances soon.

​Josu Currais is not a regular left-back, but he has filled in very well for Steve Coppell's Kerala Blasters and has been pretty strong defensively, as well as passing around the ball fairly well. Currais will face a real tough challenge in one of the in-form players in the league right now in Marcelinho, as he'll hope to contain the threat the Brazilian brings to the table and can help Kerala's chances if he manages to keep Marcelinho quiet and eliminate the threat he brings to the table.


​Speaking of the Brazilian sensation, there's no doubt whatsoever that he's been Delhi's shining light in the tournament so far as the Brazilian has already scored and assisted multiple times for them and is the force which takes them to another level in attack. Marcelinho will try to use his trickery and dazzle the crowd once more, as he'll need to be at his best for Delhi to split open this tough defense of Kerala and have any chances of winning the match.

​Michael Chopra has only scored the solitary goal so far for Kerala Blasters FC in this season of the Indian Super League, but he still remains as one of the most clinical strikers in the tournament as the former Sunderland man has the ability to go the extra mile in order to score the goal and his trickery and experience will be a problem for Delhi. Chopra is the bright star in Kerala's attack and will need to create chances or score them in order for The Blasters to get anything from this game and Kerala will rely on their most experienced man to do the trick for them today. 

Prediction:

 

​This can be a cagey game if Kerala Blasters decide to shut up shop, but with the attacking talent of Delhi and both teams' need to win at the moment, this game can be a really end to end and can go down to the wire as both Zambrotta and Coppell will be hoping that they're team can bring home the 3 points and take them one step further to ensuring qualification for the knockout stages. 


Delhi Dynamos FC 1-1 Kerala Blasters FC