Benagluru FC vs NorthEast United: Preview and prediction

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29 Jan 2019

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United: Preview and prediction

Bengaluru FC will host NorthEast United tomorrow in their return ISL fixture, a match that will be a battle between two great teams.

Bengaluru, with 27 points, are second on the table for the first time this season, having lost to Mumbai FC during the weekend.

NorthEast United, meanwhile, are third with 23 points.

Here's our match preview.

Bengaluru FC

How are the hosts looking ahead of the encounter?

How are the hosts looking ahead of the encounter?

Bengaluru have a match in hand, and if they manage to get the better of NorthEast tomorrow, they will regain their number one spot on the league table.

Prolific Venezuelan striker Miku is doubtful for the match, and Nishu Kumar still remains injured.

If Rino Anto starts the match, Harmajot Khabra can regain his usual position in midfield.

NorthEast United

Are NorthEast United prepared for the match?

After their victory over Chennaiyin FC during the weekend, NorthEast will want to win tomorrow to close the gap on Mumbai City and Bengaluru FC.

The positive aspect about their squad tomorrow is that no player is out with an injury or suspension.

Coach Eelco Schattorie, under whom NorthEast have been quite consistent, will want to secure the semi-final spot with a win.

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Key players

Who will be the key players in tomorrow's fixture?

Who will be the key players in tomorrow's fixture?

Bengaluru have a host of talented footballers like the legendary Sunil Chhetri and goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.

Udanta Singh's pace can be used to great effects by Bengaluru for creating goalscoring chances.

For NorthEast United, Rowllin Borges and Jose Leudo will be their most important players in midfield.

Bartholomew Ogbeche will want to continue his goalscoring exploits tomorrow.

TV listing

Predicted line-up and TV listing

Bengaluru FC: Sandhu; Bheke, Juanan, Serran, Khabra; Paartalu, Delgado; Singh, Kean Lewis, Xisco; Chhetri.

NorthEast United: Rehenesh; Robert, Komorski, Grgic, Reagan; Tlang, Leudo, Borges, Khawlhring; Gallego; Ogbeche.

The match is scheduled to kick-off from 7:30 PM and can be viewed on the Star Sports network and also live-streamed on Hotstar and Jio TV.

Prediction

How can the fixture turn out tomorrow?

How can the fixture turn out tomorrow?

The match will be a very intense affair to say the least, as both teams are strong and well-equipped for tomorrow.

Bengaluru have faced defeat for the first time in any Indian competition since the ISL 2017-18 final, and will want to bounce back in style.

Though Bengaluru will also have the home advantage, NorthEast cannot be written off so easily.

Bengaluru might win 3-1.

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Will Miku be back in the Bengaluru squad for the match against NorthEast United?

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When is the Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United match tomorrow?

Asked 2019-01-29 19:57:10 by Shreya Kapur

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Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United is at 7:30 PM tomorrow.

Will Miku be back in the Bengaluru squad for the match against NorthEast United?

Asked 2019-01-29 19:57:10 by Devansh Rodrigues

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No, Miku will take two weeks to be back in action.

Who are the ISL table-toppers at the moment?

Asked 2019-01-29 19:57:10 by Pranav Rathore

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Mumbai City are leading the table with 27 points. Bengaluru have the same points, but are second due to head-to-head results.

Who has an advantage in the league right now?

Asked 2019-01-29 19:57:10 by Arnav Jain

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Surely Bengaluru, as they are on same points with Mumbai despite playing a match less.

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