Almost a week has gone by in the Indian Super League (ISL). Some patterns have become distinct over the last seven days. For instance, Atletico de Kolkata will be a force to reckon with in this season as well; Kerala Blasters are likely to have an encore of their miserable last season; and Delhi Dynamos appear refreshingly good. All these indications would help you in online betting. And we will have confirmation of these trends and further patterns in the next three matches: Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC, FC Goa vs FC Pune City, and FC Goa vs FC Pune City.
Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC
Both the teams boast of an all-win record so far. Mumbai City FC won their opening fixture against FC Pune City, while North East team first defeated Kerala Blasters and then walloped FC Goa. The match will be held at Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai. In spite of the wins, the Highlanders, as the North East team is called, do not look a formidable outfit. On the other hand, the Mumbai team looked like playing well within themselves and still winning. Diego Forlan had a subdued debut for Mumbai in the previous match, but he played his part in the winning goal.
Prediction: Expect Mumbai come out victorious. They looked sharper and more organized.
FC Goa vs FC Pune City
FC Goa had a rude awakening in their opening match against North East. They appeared somewhat careless in defending, which paved the way for the defeat. They would want to roar back into contention in front of their raucous home fans at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. FC Pune too had a lackluster opening game. They will hope their new marquee player Mohamed Sissoko who replaced their injured original marquee player Eidur Gudjohnsen will ignite a turnaround.
Prediction: FC Goa will once again try to launch waves of attack. But Pune do have a good defence. All three results are equally probable in online betting.
Kerala Blasters FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC
Another massive crowd is expected at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, on Sunday for Kerala Blasters’ match against Delhi Dynamos. As has been happening of late, the passionate fans are likely to return with swollen hearts and empty feelings after yet another poor performance from the team. This is an easy game to bet on in online betting. The chances of Blasters winning are bleak. Poor team selection, impractical tactical formation, lack of planning and uninspired on-field play all point to a disastrous season for Sachin Tendulkar’s team. Delhi Dynamos appeared well-drilled and dangerous on the counter attack. They will be eager for another away win.
Prediction: It is hard to see Kerala Blasters winning here. They have not even come close to scoring in the previous two matches. It is clearly advantage Delhi Dynamos.
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