ISL 2017, Match 26: Bengaluru FC vs Chennaiyin FC, Probable XI
Will Chennaiyin FC be the first team to stop Bengaluru FC at theri home?
Bengaluru FC are ready to take on the season 2 champions Chennaiyin FC in their 3rd home game of ISL 2017 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. Bengaluru has been one of the best side so far, having won 4 out of their 5 games in this season.
The Blues will look to complete their first hat-trick of wins in ISL. Last time they had lost their 3rd game against FC Goa. They are playing at home and they have remained unbeaten at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium so far. Bengaluru have conceded just one goal in their two home games and scored 6 goals.
On the other side, Chennaiyin FC are coming here at the back of an away defeat against Mumbai City FC. Chennai have managed to fiund the back of the net just once in two away games and have also conceded just a single goal so far this season. Considering the form of both sides, this could be a cracker of a match today evening.
Bengaluru FC will look to continue their goalscoring form and keep their winning streak intact at home. Their head coach Albert Roca believes that Chennai are a hard team to stop in both defence and attack. However, he has also signalled the rotation for some players who are playing regularly.
With Gurpreet back from suspension, we are expecting a couple of changes in the starting XI. We are expecting Lenny, Edu Gracia, Gurpreet, Juanan and Toni Dovale to be included in place of Ralte, Dimas, Braulio, Subhasish and Paartalu. He would like to continue his favored 4-3-3 formation to play an attacking game at home.
Bengaluru FC Probable Starting XI: Gurpreet, Khabra, Juanan, Johnson, Bheke, Gracia, Lenny, Dovale, Chhetri, Udanta, Miku.
Chennaiyin FC head coach John Gregory believes that playing together since quite a sometime gives Bengaluru an extra edge over other teams in the ISL 2017. He is aware of the threat of Bengaluru striker Miku and has some specific plans prepared for him.
He had rested the likes of Jeje and Augusto in last game, which cost them three points against Mumbai City FC. The Englishman might return to his previous starting XI with Augusto, Jeje, Nelson and Bikramjit coming in place of Anirudh, Mihelic, Nworuh and Rafi. He would like to field his side in 4-4-1-1 formation to keep a balance in attack and defence.
Chennaiyin FC Probable Starting XI: Karanjit, Claderon, Sereno, Mailson, Jerry, Dhanpal, Thoi, Bikramjit, Nelson, Augusto, Jeje.
Bengaluru FC 2-0 Chennaiyin FC
We are expecting Bengaluru to continue their winning streak to 3 matches at home as well as in ISL by taking home all 3 points against the Super Machans. However, they will need to avoid set-piece situation as Chennai can be dangerous with the dead ball.