Preview: East Bengal vs Kerala Blasters

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A rejuvenated SC East Bengal will be eager to extend their unbeaten run when they square off against the Kerala Blasters on Friday, January 15.

A lot has changed since the two met in December. In that game, SCEB was eventually held to a 1-1 draw after Kerala scored in injury time but since then, they have been on an upward curve. Robbie Fowler’s side are unbeaten in their last five games, securing two wins on the way. And despite being ninth on the table, they find themselves just five points away from a playoff spot.

Their current run of form pleases Fowler but he knows SCEB still has a lot to fight for as they look to remain in contention for the playoffs.

An inconsistent Kerala Blasters FC are one spot below, at the tenth position on the points table. Kibu Vicuna’s side has garnered nine points from ten matches so far. However, they too enter this match with a win in their last game against a ten-men Jamshedpur FC.

One major positive that SCEB has witnessed during their unbeaten streak has been their attack. The Kolkata giants have been creating chances and found a way to score goals, an area they struggled at the start of the season.

The ISL 2020-21 clash between the two sides will be played at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco, Goa, and is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM, IST.