KBFC vs ATK Head-to-Head Record Ahead of ISL 2019 Clash and Match Results: Two-time finalist Kerala Blasters FC host twice Indian Super League winners, ATK (previously known as Atletico de Kolkata) on October 20 (Sunday). The opening match of the new season of Indian Super League 2019-20 or ISL 6 will see a clash between arch-rivals, Kerala Blasters vs ATK (KBFC vs ATK) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi. Speaking of Kerala Blasters FC vs ATK head-to-head (H2H) records, the teams have met 12 times so far in five editions of the Indian Super League football tournament. ATK have won 4, Kerala Blasters won 2 and 6 games ending in a draw.
Eelco Schattorie's men had a dire campaign previous season where they finished 9th in the ISL points table. There is no concept of relegation in the Indian Super League else they were destined for the drop last term. ATK too were poor considering their high standards as they missed out on a playoff berth. With 18 new signings, they have made their intents clear of where they want to be and with Antonio Lopez Habas back in the helm, things look good for the visitors. Let us look at match results of Kerala Blasters FC vs ATK clashes.
Kerala Blasters vs ATK – 25th January 2019 – 1-1
Edu Garcia gave ATK the lead in the 85th minute but a Gerson own goal in the 88th minute meant the match ended all square after full time.
ATK vs Kerala Blasters – 29th September 2018 – 0-2
Kerala won few games last season, and one of those wins came away at Kolkata against ATK were goals from Matej Poplatnik, and Slavisa Stojanovic secured all three points.
ATK vs Kerala Blasters – 8th February 2018 – 2-2
Kerala Blasters twice took the lead in the game in the 33rd and 55th minute through G Baldvinsson and Dimitar Berbatov only to be denied by equalising strikes from Ryan Taylor and Tom Thorpe for ATK.
Kerala Blasters vs ATK – 17th November 2017 – 0-0
A goalless draw played out by both team in Kochi which had few openings for both the sides. The teas lacked the cutting edge needed to open up imposing defences.
Kerala Blasters vs ATK – 18th December 2016 – 1-1
The two teams met in 2016 ISL finals, and after the game ended 1-1 after the end of regulations time, it was Kolkata who triumphed on penalties winning the final and the championship 4-3 in a shootout.
Kerala Blasters and ATK will battle it out at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium in Kerala. The second match will see defending champions Bengaluru FC take on NorthEast FC on Tuesday.