Both teams are unbeaten this season but have had a different season so far coming into the game.
Kerala have managed to remain undefeated this season but have won only one of their five matches so far. David James' men have looked good going forward, scoring in their every match. The forward players Matej Poplatnik, Slavisla Stojanovic, Halicharan Narzary and CK Vineeth all have registered their names on the scoresheet while Seiminlen Doungel has three assists to his name. Despite this, for a team that's creating many chances, Kerala have faltered in converting those chances to goals.
As for Kerala's defence, apart from the opening match when they shut out ATK, they have failed to register a single clean sheet since then. Another cause of concern for David James must be their form at home where the Blasters have managed to win only two out of last 11 matches. This season so far, Kerala have scored seven goals from 26 shots on target. They have the passing accuracy of 70.42 per cent and have kept clean sheet once.
Under Carles Cuadrat, Bengaluru have hit the ground running this ISL season and have three wins and a draw in their opening four matches. Their famed attacking duo of Sunil Chhetri and Miku have both scored three goals each already. Miku, particularly, has been in an ominous form while on road.
Bengaluru will also be a big threat from set pieces. Almost 50 per cent of their 41 shots on goal so far have come from set-pieces or have resulted from one. Both of their goals in their last match against ATK came about from free-kicks. As for the defence, Bengaluru's back four has managed two clean sheets in their four outings so far. The Sunil Chhetri-led unit has scored eight goals from 17 shots on target. They have the passing accuracy of 67.05 per cent while having two clean sheets.
Right now, Bengaluru sit fourth in the table with 10 points from four games while Kerala are in the sixth spot with seven points from five games.
Kerala Blasters and Bengaluru have faced each other two times with Bengaluru winning on both occasions.
Here's today’s match schedule:
Indian Super League 2018-19: When and where to watch Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC
Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC match Time and venue: 7:30 PM (IST), Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, Kochi
Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC match will be broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports 3 in English Commentary; Star Sports Hindi 1 and Star Sports 1HD in Hindi Commentary.
Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC match will be available for live streaming on Hotstar and JioTV.