Delhi Dynamos will look to top the Indian Super League table as they get ready to host rockbottom side Kerala Blasters in their second leg clash this season. The JLN Stadium in the national capital is set as the venue.
The Delhi franchisee are on 21 points with two games to go in the regular league season and they will be keen on finishing atop the table before getting set to take on the fourth-placed team in the two-legged ISL playoffs.
Roberto Carlos' side have notched six wins this season, and they will be keen on building that tally today as well. The Brazil legend can also think of resting some of his key players for the game today with an aim to see them stay as fit as possible for the semifinal matches.
However, Carlos, as usual, has a different plan. "For the game [against Kerala Blasters], almost all the players will play. Only Chicao and Vinicius Ferreira will be out. One of our goals of getting to the semis has been checked off," the left-back said.
"Now the goal is to win."
For Kerala Blasters, who have picked just three wins this season, the final match of the ISL is an opportunity for them to play for nothing, but pride. The previous year's ISL finalists, co-owned by Sachin Tendulkar, have not had a decent season this time at all.
Blasters saw their coach Peter Taylor sacked midway in the season, and Terry Phelan being roped in with an aim to get the results, but nothing really clicked. However, with just one game to show their mettle this season, expect the Blasters to give a blasting performance before bowing out of the competition this year.
Phelan reaffirms that football is an unpredictable game. "That's football. Look at Chelsea - the same set of players from last season. Football goes around in cycles. I think we scored less number of goals this season but defensively we were better last season," the Englishman said of Kerala Blasters' form this year, compared to last year.
"This season, we haven't done too well in defence and conceded poor goals."
Delhi got a 1-0 win when they played Kerala in the first leg this season.
Where to watch the game
The second leg tie between between Delhi Dynamos and Kerala Blasters is scheduled to kick-off at 7 pm IST (2:30 pm BST, 9:30 am ET).
The viewers in India can catch the game on Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD2, Star Sports 3,Star Sports HD3, Star Utsav, Star Gold (both Hindi), Asianet Movies (Malayalam),Jaya Max (Tamil), Suvarna TV (Kannada) and Jalsha Movies (Bengali). The live streaming is available on Starsports.com and Hotstar.
The viewers in the UK, South East Asia, Singapore, and Hong Kong can catch the game onStar Gold.
The viewers in Canada can watch the game on CBN and ATN.
Eurosport remains the destination for the viewers in Europe. The live streaming is available on Eurosport Player.
Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can also catch the ISL game on OSN, with live streaming option on OSN Play.