The first leg of semifinals of the Indian Super League gets underway tomorrow. Atletico de Kolkata takes on Mumbai City FC in the first match at Rabindra Sarovar Stadium in Kolkata tomorrow. Kerala Blasters host Delhi Dynamos in the second semifinal at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, on Sunday. The teams are evenly matches both the games. There are clear-cut favorites. It leads to fabulous football as well as gives exciting chances for online betting.
Atletico de Kolkata vs Mumbai City FC
Mumbai City FC finished on top of the league table, with 23 points. ATK finished fourth with 20 points. The Mumbai team will be more confident of their recent form. In the last eight matches, they won four, drawn three and lost just one match. The home team has lost just one of their last eight matches. However, they have managed just two wins. Five of those games were draws; some were tense last minute draws.
The head to head record too suggests an advantage for Mumbai City FC. Of the six matches between these sides, they have won three against ATK’s two wins. Two of the Mumbai team’s wins have come in Kolkata, including this season’s match.
Both the team’s have their own talisman. Helder Postiga and Iain Hume are the key for the Kolkata outfit, while Diego Forlan and Sunil Chhetri will be the stalwarts for the Mumbai team. The teams, on paper, are evenly matched. It is hard to pick a favorite for online betting.
Kerala Blasters vs Delhi Dynamos
Delhi Dynamos have the midfield in the ISL. The midfield comprising Florent Malouda, Kean Williams, Marcelinho and, as an impact substitute, Bruno Pellissery, are head and shoulders above the other teams’ midfield. Striker Richard Gadze has scored five goals so far. But he has been wasteful in front of the goal. Given the opportunities he had, he should have scored at least 15 goals. If Delhi Dynamos can take at least half of the chances their midfield creates, they will be runaway winners in this fixture.
Kerala Blasters are playing at home, in front of their roaring supporters. It is hard to beat them at home. Only one team has beaten them at home: Atletico de Kolkata. That was their first match at home and the team was unsettled. After that, they have played six unbeaten matches at home, winning five of those matches. Guess who managed to draw against them? Well, it is Delhi Dynamos. But Delhi won their home against the Kerala side 2-0.
Of the six matches these two teams have played, there have been three draws. Dynamos won two of these matches, while Blasters managed one win. Interestingly, all the matches in Kochi between these teams have been draws. That could give you some indication for online betting. Also, if you are into in-play betting, keep in mind that Kerala Blasters play their best game in the second half.
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