|Game||Kerala Blasters vs Miumbai City FC|
|Date||Sunday, December 2|
|Time||8 PM IST (GMT +5:30)|
TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM
The Star Sports Network have the exclusive broadcasting rights of the ISL. The games will be telecasted with the option of English and/or Hindi commentary over their bouquet of television as well as digital platforms.
|India TV channels||Online streams|
|Star Sports 2/HD, Star Sports Hindi 1/HD, Star Sports 3, Star Gold, Star UTSAV||Hotstar and Jio TV|
Commentary will also be available in vernacular languages across India.
|Malayalam TV channel||Bengali TV channel|
|Asianet Movies||Jalsha Movies|
Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown has regained fitness and is expected to make his ISL debut on Sunday. He is expected to replace Nemanja Lakic-Pesic in the centre of defence.
Injured - None
Doubtful - None
Key Players - Iain Hume, Berbatov, Sandesh Jhingan
Injured - Aiborlang Khongjee, Leo Costa
Doubtful - None
Key Players - Everton Santos, Achille Emana
Despite the slightly dull start to the season for Kerala Blasters, they are one of two teams yet to taste defeat in this season's Indian Super League so far.
Kerala started their campaign with a dull goalless affair against ATK in Kochi and followed up with more of the same in terms of the result against Jamshedpur FC. They are now gearing up for a third successive home match and will look to clinch more than just a point this time around.
Mumbai City, on the other hand, make their journey to the south on the back of a bitter defeat against FC Pune City. They have endured defeats in two games and have managed to sandwich a 2-1 win against FC Goa in between their defeats - scoring three and leaking five goals in the process.
The equation for the home side is simple - get maximum points before their first away game against FC Goa. Wes Brown could break the good centre-back pairing of Sandesh Jhingan and Nemanja Lakic-Pesic but otherwise, the team and their shape are expected to remain the same. Dimitar Berbatov will take up a free role in behind the striker Iain Hume, with Arata Izumi set to continue his role as a deep-lying playmaker.
Mumbai City will want to put their heart-breaking defeat against FC Pune City behind them as soon as possible but face a daunting atmosphere in Kochi. Right-back Raju Gaikwad, who received flak for his costly defensive lapse in the previous game, could be relegated to the bench in place of Wadoo.
Kochi is set to be a full-house again and while that is never in doubt, the home side has a deadlock to break. Can Goian and co. stop them from doing that on their third try?