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ISL 2018-19: Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC | Match Preview, Predictions, Live Streaming & Where to watch details

Alby Issac
ANALYST
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901   //    08 Feb 2019, 11:39 IST

Bengaluru FC will be looking to heap more misery on Chennaiyin FC (Image Courtesy: ISL)
Bengaluru FC will be looking to heap more misery on Chennaiyin FC (Image Courtesy: ISL)

It's again the tale of a 'seasonal minnow' facing the beasts as Bengaluru FC visits the current champions Chennaiyin FC in a repeat of the previous ISL final, but with lesser excitement.

Things are never the same for Chennaiyin FC as the Southern rivals lock horns at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Chennaiyin FC has been going through their hardest times in the league, this season. After tasting a bitter result of the over-confidence in the pre-season, the management has done the minute alterations in the winter transfer window.

Though not enough to save the season, the Marina Machans might get back to their routine ways any time in the future. Chennaiyin FC is at the bottom of the ISL points table with five points from one win.

Bengaluru FC too has some change in fortunes after the long break. The team lost its first game this year, to Mumbai City FC and later had to settle for a hard draw against the struggling Kerala Blasters FC.

Both these results would be arousing worries in the Blues' camp, which was otherwise full of wins and points this season.

The injury of Venezuelan striker Miku, who has now recovered, had affected the team badly. But still, Bengaluru FC remains at the top of the table with 31 points from 14 games.

ALSO SEE: ISL Standings | ISL Schedule | ISL Results


Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC: Match Information

Date:  9 February 2019

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Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST

Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar

Live commentary: Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC Live Score | Commentary and Updates

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai


Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC: Team News

Chennaiyin FC

Mailson Alves is serving a three-match suspension and will not be playing the match.

Bengaluru FC

Bengaluru FC does not have any injuries or suspesions and Miku is expected to make it to the starting lineup.


Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC: Probable Lineups

Chennaiyin FC (4-2-3-1): Karanjit Singh, Laldinliana Renthlei, Zohmingliana Ralte, Eli Sabia, Tondonba Singh, Christopher Herd, Anirudh Thapa, Gregory Nelson, Raphel Augusto, Jeje Lalpekhlua, CK Vineeth

Bengaluru FC (4- 3-2-1): Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Nishu Kumar, Albert Serran, Juanan, Rahul Bheke, Harmanjot Khabra, Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Udanta Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Miku


Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC: Form Guide

Chennaiyin FC: L-L-L-L-L

Bengaluru FC: D-W-L-W-D


Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC: Head-to-Head

Chennaiyin FC: 2

Bengaluru FC: 2

Draw: 0


Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC: Key Players

Chennaiyin FC

Chennaiyin FC has a new ray of hope on the new signing CK Vineeth. Vineeth has already opened the scoring for the Chennai outfit and would be hoping to continue the same.

At a time when first striker Jeje Lalpekhlua is out-of-form, the Kerala forward would become a vital part of the team's plans.

Bengaluru FC

One perfect solution for Bengaluru's recent troubled would be the comeback of striker Miku. The 33-year old who came from the bench in the second half against Kerala Blasters FC is known to have fully recovered and is expected to make it to the starting lineup. The player has three goals and two assists to his name this season.


Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC: Predictions

Bengaluru FC hasn't had the best of the time on the field recently. However, Chennaiyin FC is going through an even worse period.

With a single win this whole season and lack of confidence, John Gregory's team might not be able to surpass the challenge from Bengaluru. It might be BFC's comeback to the cool winning days.

Predicted Score - Chennaiyin FC 0-2 Bengaluru FC

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