Bengaluru FC vs Chennaiyin FC – Match Preview, Team News, Prediction and more

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Bengaluru FC is all set to lock horns against Chennaiyin FC in search of collecting 3 crucial points today at Fatorda Stadium in Goa.

Bengaluru FC was winless for 8 consecutive matches but in the last game against SC East Bengal, they bagged a win and pocketed three points. The Blues currently stand sixth in the table with 18 points.

On the other hand, Chennaiyin FC is struggling in some aspects. Csaba Laszlo’s side has been playing an impressive style of play but are failing to convert chances into the goals. The Marina Machans are eight in the table with 16 points.

3 INDIAN PLAYERS TO WATCH-OUT FOR

Suresh Wangjam, Sunil Chhetri and Lallianzuala Chhangte will be the three Indian players to look-out for in this fixture.

Alongside Erik Paartalu, Suresh Wangjam is seen playing an influential role in the midfield of the Blues creating chances and making pacy runs on the wings. The Indian striker Chhetri will look this clash as an opportunity to score goals and take the team upwards in the points table. On the other side, Chhangte will partner with Isma, ensuring that they link up well and snatch points from the Blues.

3 FOREIGN PLAYERS TO WATCH-OUT FOR

Esmael Goncalves, Cleiton Silva and Xisco Hernandez will be the foreign players to look-out for.

Esmael from Chennaiyin FC has been partially performing well in some matches. The striker possess good pace and physical ability. Cleiton Silva of Bengaluru FC is performing very well in creating chances as well scoring goals. It will be interesting to see if he gets his name on score sheet today surpassing defenders of Chennaiyin FC. Xisco will be returning to Bengaluru again, as he will be the pivot in the midfield.

HEAD TO HEAD

Both the team countered against each other for eight times in which Bengaluru FC have four wins while Chennaiyin won three times. One match resulted in the draw.

TEAM NEWS

Due to accumulated four yellow cards Rahul Bheke is suspended while Leon Augustine and Juanan will be unavailable for selection due to hamstring injury. The newly signed midfielder Xisco is in doubt to make, appearance for the Blues due to lack of match fitness.

In the camp of Chennaiyin FC, Lanzarote may make into the starting eleven. Anirudh Thapa will also be available for selection after returning from injury.


PREDICTED LINE-UPS

BENGALURU FC – Formation (4-3-3)

Gurpreet (GK), Parag Srivas (LB), Pratik Chaudhari (CB), Fran Gonzalez (CB), Khabra (RB), Erik Paartalu (LM), Xisco (CM), Suresh Wangjam (RM), Sunil Chhetri (LW), Cleiton Silva (ST), Udanta Singh (RW)

CHENNAIYIN FC – Formation (4-2-3-1)

Kaith (GK), Jerry (LB), Sipovic (CB), Memo (CB), Reagan Singh (RB), Germanpreet Singh (CDM), Tangri (CDM), Chhangte (LW), Lanzarote (CAM), Fatkhulloev (RW), Esmael Goncalves (ST)

PREDICTION

Profiling the form of both the teams, Bengaluru FC holds the upper hand. Hence, we predict three points will be collected by the Blues..

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