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AFC Cup 2022: Gokulam Kerala FC vs Bashundhara Kings preview, where to watch in India, probable XI & prediction

Arjun Singh Devgan
Gokulam Kerala started their AFC Cup 2022 campaign in fine fashion
Gokulam Kerala started their AFC Cup 2022 campaign in fine fashion / Gokulam Kerala

I-League side, Gokulam Kerala FC will look to end their AFC Cup 2022 campaign in the best possible way and give them a chance of qualifying for the next stage when they face Bashundhara Kings on Tuesday, May 24 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

Gokulam Kerala started their tournament in the best possible way when they thrashed fellow Indian side, ATK Mohun Bagan 4-2, but then suffered a shock 1-0 loss to Maziya last Saturday, in what was a big blow for the Kerala-based club.

Vincenzo Alberto Annese will be hoping for one last push by his side as they known that nothing than a win will suffice for them if they are to maintain their hopes of qualifying for the inter-zone playoff semi-finals as only one team from Group D will make it to the next round.

Bashundhara Kings for their part meanwhile were thrashed comprehensively by ATK Mohun Bagan in their last game, but are still in the hunt albeit slightly thanks to their slim 1-0 win over Maziya in their opener.

Here's everything you need to know about this AFC Cup clash

Date and time

The game will take place on Tuesday, 24 May at 4:30pm IST.

How to watch in India?

The Star Sports network (Star Sports and Star Sports Select) has the rights to show the AFC Cup 2022 matches in India. The game will be shown on Star Sports Select 3 and live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar and JioTV.

Team News

Both Gokulam Kerala and Bashundhara Kings have not reported any injury concerns as yet and will have fully fit squads for their final game.

Gokulam Kerala FC vs Bashundhara Kings Possible starting XI

Gokulam Kerala FC: Rakshit Dagar (GK); Muhammed Uvais, Aminou Bouba, Alex Saji, Mohammed Jassim; Sharif Mukhammad (C), Emil Benny, Rishad; Thahir Zaman, Jithin MS, Luka Majcen.

Bashundhara Kings: Anisur Rahman Zico (GK), Tariq Kazi, Bishwanath Ghosh, Khaled Shafiei, Yeasin Arafat, Masuk Miah Zoni, Sohel Rana, Mohammad Ibrahim, Miguel Figueira, Robinho, Nuha Marong.

Gokulam Kerala FC vs Bashundhara Kings Prediction

The Malbarians to edge past Bashundhara 1-0.