Hyderabad FC, after notching a win in their first match, will now look to lock horns with Bengaluru FC in what will be both of their second matches in this season. Hyderabad FC chalked up a win against Odisha FC in an away game and they will be looking to continue that streak at Bengaluru FC’s home today.
Bengaluru FC had had to face a massive blow of a comeback from FC Goa on their first game wherein they were leading two goals to nil but Igor Angulo’s brace helped FC Goa rectify their mistakes to an extent. Now in today’s first home game for Bengaluru FC, they will be lurking to take home 3 points.
3 INDIAN PLAYERS AND FOREIGN TO LOOK-OUT FOR FROM BENGALURU FC
Suresh Wangjam, Ashique Kuruniyan and Leon Augustine had a pretty decent outing in their last game against FC Goa and they will be looking forward to keep up with the same show in this upcoming home match.
Cleiton Silva, Juanan and Erik Paartalu will be three key foreigners to look-out for from Bengaluru FC as these three players were the involvers in contributing the goals for the club.
3 INDIAN PLAYERS AND FOREIGN TO LOOK-OUT FOR FROM HYDERABAD FC
Halicharan Narzary, Akash Mishra and Liston Colaco were scintillating in their previous match and they are the three key indian players to look-out for. Nikhil Poojary also had a decent outing in their previous game.
Arindane Santana, Lluis Sastre and Odei Onaindia were the three key foreigners in their previous outing and they will also be looking forward to keep up with it in the match-to-come.
As per what the reports suggests, Fran Sandaza, Dimple Bhagat and Joel Chianese from Hyderabad FC and Ajith Kumar from Bengaluru FC are said to be not fully fit for the upcoming match and hence they are not expected to be present on the teamsheet.
PROBABLE XI OF BOTH THE SIDES
Formation 3-4-3 for Bengaluru FC
Formation 4-2-3-1 for Hyderabad FC
Substitutes of BFC – R. Bheke, P. Chaudhari, D. Delgado, W. Muirang, T. Haokip, K. Opseth, L. Ralte, L. Augustine, A. Morajkar
Rahul Bheke had a decent outing and hence there’s a chance that he might start in place of Khabra.
Substitutes of HFC – M. Yasir, H. Sharma, Chinglensana, A. Khan, Lalawmpuia, S. Chakraborty, R. Danu, L. Kattimani, S. Panwar
HEAD TO HEAD(s)
Bengaluru FC and Hyderabad FC have gone head to head only twice and it was in the last season of the ISL.
One outing led to Bengaluru FC’s win whereas the other outing ended in a tie.
Bengaluru FC has scored two goals against Hyderabad FC and the latter has scored only a single goal against Bengaluru FC.
MATCH DAY PREDICTIONS
Bengaluru FC has a similar team to that of previous season and with the same coach, it gives the stability and consistency factor to the side.
But with Hyderabad FC’s away win in the last game, they look to be a bit more optimistic side.
Hence we’re predicting an away win in tomorrow’s game.