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ISL 2017/18: Fantasy Tips for Bengaluru FC vs FC Pune City

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886   //    16 Feb 2018, 03:47 IST

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The top two teams of the ISL go head to head

Match 74 of ISL 2017/18 will see Bengaluru FC take on FC Pune City. Both teams come into the match in fine form with Bengaluru FC having won their last 5 matches, while FC Pune City have won 4 out of their last 5 matches. FC Pune City will look for a win that will take them to the brink of their first-ever semi-finals.

Goalkeepers

Vishal Kaith: The youngster has done well proving a reliable last line of defense for FC Pune City. With FC Pune City having conceded just 14 goals, 2nd lowest in ISL 2017/18, Kaith is a must pick for your teams. He has also made 28 saves in 12 matches.

Defenders

Rafa Lopez: The experienced defender has led FC Pune City’s defense guiding the inexperienced defenders around him. The Spaniard is calm on the ball and starts FC Pune City’s attack with his distribution from the back. He has also proved to be a threat on the set pieces. He has attempted the 2nd most passes by an FC Pune City player. He also has made 44 tackles so far, 2nd most by an FC Pune City defender.

Subhashish Bose: Subhashish is expected to start and has already provided an assist so far. The 22-year old has impressed with his versatility filling in as a left back or a center back. His energy going up and down the wing makes him a threat going forward coupled with the chance to earn clean sheet points.

John Johnson: The Middlesbrough academy graduate has excelled in ISL leading Bengaluru FC’s defense. He has been a big reason for Bengaluru’s fine defensive record so far. The 28-year old is dominant aerially which also makes him a threat in the opposition box.

Midfielders

Tebar: Spanish midfielder Tebar has been excellent so far controlling the midfield with his passing and vision. He has completed 712 passes so far, the most by an FC Pune player and has also chipped in with 2 assists so far. Tebar’s all-around game means he is impossible to ignore in your fantasy teams

Dimas Delgado: Dimas Delgado scored the 2nd goal to seal the match for Bengaluru FC and also helping them become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals. Dimas Delgado has attempted 721 passes this season, the most by any Bengaluru midfielder. It is due to his perfect shielding that he allows the players ahead of him the freedom to move forward.

Toni Dovale: Toni Dovale provided 2 assists against FC Goa in Bengaluru FC’s last match. With Bengaluru FC already qualified the Spaniard is expected to feature. Overall he has provided 4 assists, among Bengaluru FC players only Edu Garcia has provided more assists.

Adil Khan: Adil Khan, has proved to be the complete Indian midfielder of ISL 2017/18 so far. He has scored 4 goals, joint most by an Indian midfielder in ISL 2017/18. The Curly haired midfielder has attempted 45 tackles in 13 matches, the most by an Indian midfielder so far.

Forwards

Miku: Miku missed the last match but is expected to feature against FC Pune City. The 2nd highest scorer of ISL 2017/18 with 11 goals will be refreshed and raring to go. The 32-year old’s deadly shooting can be highlighted by the fact that he has attempted 30 shots and 21 of them have been on target and has an excellent goal conversion rate of 37%.

Diego Carlos: The Brazilian scored a header via a deflection to give FC Pune City the lead. The 29-year old’s pace and trickery were too much for Mumbai City’s defense to handle. The forward had shown glimpses of his class but just couldn’t find the cutting edge to make it count, but has been far more threatening recently, with Alfaro blowing hot and cold FC Pune City will hope Diego Carlos maintains his fine form.

Marcelinho: The FC Pune City captain once again proved to be the match winner for the “Stallions” against NorthEast United and Mumbai City FC pushing them on the brink of their first-ever semi-finals of ISL 2017/18. The diminutive forward has now scored 8 goals and is the 4th highest scorer of ISL 2017/18. The FC Pune City captain has also contributed with 7 assists, the highest in ISL 2017/18, overall contributing with 15 goals so far, only Coro has contributed more goals in ISL 2017/18.

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