Match Details

KBFC vs OFC, Hero Indian Super League
GMC Stadium
Thursday, January 07, 2021 07:30 PM

Today’s Dream11 Prediction will be for the dream teams Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC) and Odisha FC (OFC) in Indian Super League – 2020-21 on January 7th at GMC Stadium, Bambolim. Among KBFC and OFC, the KBFC team has higher chances to win this match.

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It will be the 9th match for OFC in ISL – 2020-21. OFC holds the eleventh position in the league standings, with 2 points in their account. So far, they played total of 8 matches, in which they have tied 2 matches and lost 6 matches. The total goals for the team are 6 and against the team are 14. In the last match, they played against the team SC East Bengal (SCEB) on January 3rd, in which OFC has scored one goal, while the opponent team has managed to score 3 goals, which ended in a defeat for OFC.

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.

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 Chennaiyin FC

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.

Kerala Blasters

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.

Predicted Lineups

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


NerijusValskis 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.

Chennaiyin FC Team News

Chennaiyin FC made the most of their chances in their ISL opener against Jamshedpur FC in what was a hotly-contested tie, providing great entertainment value for Indian football fans. ChennaiyinmedioAnirudhThapa became the first Indian goal-scorer in this season’s ISL when he netted a delightful effort in the 52nd second of the match.

Subs (probable): Sapam Kennedy, Bhupender Singh, AniketJadhav

Kerala Blasters FC Team News

Kerala Blasters FC head coach Kibu Vicuna will hope his side are motivated to get their first win after a stuttering start to their ISL season so far. After losing to ATK Mohun Bagan by a solitary goal, they gave away a two-goal lead against NorthEast United FC. After leading 2-0 in the match, the Blasters let the advantage slip and allowed the Highlanders to come back into the game.

Injury update, unavailability

Chennaiyin FC head coach Csaba Laszlo is not expected to make too many changes for this game, after the win against Jamshedpur.

Injury update, unavailability

For Kerala Blasters, both Sahal Abdul Samad and Rahul KP are training, but are unlikely to be risked if they aren’t at full fitness.

KBFC Playing 11 & Subs (probable)

Albino Gomes, Nishu Kumar, BakaryKone, Costa Nhamoinesu, JesselCarneiro, Seityasen Singh, Vicente Gomez, Rohit Kumar, Sergio Cidoncha, LalthathangaKhawlhring, Gary Hooper

Subs (probable): AmanChetri, Rahim Ali, Dhanpal Ganesh

CFC Playing 11 & Subs (probable)

Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, EnesSipovic, Lalchhuanmawia, AnirudhThapa, Germanpreet Singh, LallianzualaChhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, EsmaelGoncalves, Jakub Sylvestr

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Goalkeeper: Kaith
Defenders: Carneiro, Kumar, Singh
Midfielders: Gomez, Cidoncha, Thapa, Chhangte, Crivellaro
Forwards: Hooper, Goncalves

Captain Picks

AnirudhThapa: Thapa has been consistently performing well for both Chennaiyin FC and the Indian National Team since a few years now.

Gary Hooper: Hooper is one of the biggest names to play this season of ISL, having played in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the English Premier League. He has amassed a lot of goals wherever he played and the same is expected at Kerala Blasters.

2 GL captain options

EsmaelGoncalves : He scored from the spot without any problems. His show in that match indicates that he will be having a good chance against the shaky defense of Kerala Blasters.

Sergio Cidoncha: He has played in 13 matches this season. He has scored 1 goal with 3 assists.

Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC) – imp Players

  • Gary Hooper, who is a forward player. He has a reputation for scoring goals in almost all clubs that he has played so far. He has been featured in several top-flight leagues over the years, including the Scottish division with Celtic, where he played in the UEFA Champions league, and won two league titles. Gary Hooper has also played in the English Premier League with Norwich City.
  • Vicente Gomez, who is a defensive midfielder. Similar to Gary Hooper, he also boasts of extraordinary experience when it comes to playing top-flight football. He has played all his football in Spain and the ISL will be his first assignment outside the country.
  • Nishu Kumar, who is a defender player. He was the highest-paid player in the ISL following his transfer from Bengaluru FC to Kerala Blasters FC.
  • Sahal Abdul Samad, who is a midfielder. His consistent performances in the ISL have not only won him accolades with Kerala Blasters but also earned him a call up to the Indian national side. He will be expected to occupy central midfield along with Seityasen Singh and Sergio Cidoncha, with Vicente Gomez expected to occupy one of the central defensive positions.
  • Bilal Khan, who is a goalkeeper. The 2019-20 ISL season witnessed Rehenesh TP occupy the goalkeeper’s spot for the Kerala Blasters. However, with Rehenesh moving to Jamshedpur FC, the onus has fallen on young Bilal Khan, who signed with Kerala Blasters last season. He has previously played for Real Kashmir and Gokulam Kerala, both clubs where he was the first-choice keeper. He will be the number one for the Blasters this season as well.

Odisha FC (OFC) – imp Players

  • Steven Taylor, who is a former Newcastle United defender. Apart from his solidity in defense, Taylor is also known for his leadership, and has captained several teams across his career. He was instated as the captain of Odisha FC by Coach Stuart Baxter.
  • Marcelinho Pereira, who is a forward player and fondly known as ‘Marcelinho’. His name sends shivers down the spines of defenders in ISL. He is the third-highest goal scorer in the ISL with 31 goals.
  • Arshdeep Singh, who is a youngest goalkeeper. He is coming through the ranks of Indian Football. The previous season witnessed Odisha FC’s number one goalkeeping slot divided rather equally between Arshdeep and Spaniard Francisco Dorronsoro.
  • Cole Alexander has joined Odisha FC on a two-year contract period. A high-energy mid-fielder, he has also represented various other South African clubs such as Vasco Da Gama, Chippa United, Polokwane City and SuperSport United.
  • Jacob Tratt is a very talented defender who can play both as a right-back and centre-back. The defender penned down a one-year deal with the Bhubaneswar-club side on Friday.
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