Kerala Blasters are having a terrible time. They are at the bottom of the table. They have managed to get only one point out of the last 5 matches. Just about a week back they lost 3-2 to Pune City at Balewadi, which prompted them to part ways with head coach Peter Taylor. And now they are taking on Pune again, under a new coach in Terry Phelan, in a reverse fixture against the table toppers that came way too soon for comfort. For Pune City, firmly at the top and 2-3 wins away from booking a place at the semi-finals, this is the kind of match they would look forward to, to get more wind on their sail. Top team versus bottom team. Open and shut case, right? Well maybe. But we are going to go for a Kerala win here. For the reason that even though they lost, they were never a bad team. They have always fought hard and fell short by 1 goal margins. That was the case in Balewadi as well; Kerala put up a mighty fight against Pune City away from home. And now they are at home. They are under new guidance, playing in a new formation that did them good in the previous match against Chennaiyin FC. They held Materazzi's side to a draw. And lastly, they are currently in the middle of a 3 back-to-back home game spell. And we all know how Mumbai City, Pune City, and NorthEast United have used their home spells to gather quick points against potentially strong opponents and strengthen their campaigns. We believe Kerala will do the same. Anyway, if they don't, their bid for a semi-final berth will be over.