ISL 2018-19: Delhi Dynamos vs Bengaluru FC | Match Preview, Predictions, Live Streaming & Where to watch details
Bengaluru FC travel all the to the capital city New Delhi to face Delhi Dynamos in Match 79 of the Hero Indian Super League, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi.
After a very poor beginning, Dynamos has now begun collecting points, with draws if not wins. In the previous 3 matches, Josep Gombau's side first clinched a victory from Kerala Blasters and then drew games with FC Goa and NorthEast United, both teams in the Top-4. Playing without pressure has proved to be a crucial factor in Delhi's recent outings. This would again be at hand against Bengaluru FC. Delhi Dynamos are 9th on the points table with 12 points from 15 games.
Bengaluru FC's fortunes too have changed during the final phase of the league. The three defeats to Mumbai City, NorthEast United, and Chennaiyin FC has been a hit to the team's strong position in the league. The only point gathered by BFC after the winter break is from the draw against Kerala Blasters. A single win can seal Bengaluru FC's playoff spot, which they would be aiming to do soon. At present, Bengaluru FC remains at the top of the table with 31 points from 15 games but is sensing danger from FC Goa only 3 points behind them.
Delhi Dynamos vs Bengaluru FC: Match Information
Date: 17 February 2019
Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST
Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
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Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Delhi Dynamos vs Bengaluru FC: Team News
Bikramjit Sing remains injured and will be an absentee against Bengaluru FC. Adria Carmona, recovering from an injury is doubtful for a start in this fixture.
Erik Paartalu will miss the game due to the suspension from a fourth yellow card.
Delhi Dynamos vs Bengaluru FC: Probable Lineups
Delhi Dynamos (4-2-3-1): Francisco Dorronsoro, Rana Gharami, Marti Crespi, Gianni Zuiverloon, Narayan Das, Vinit Rai, Marcos Tebar, Nandhakumar Sekhar, Ulises Davila, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Daniel Lalhlimpuia
Bengaluru FC (4-2-3-1): Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Nishu Kumar, Harmanjot Khabra, Kean Lewis, Xisco Hernandez, Dimas Delgado, Sunil Chhetri, Miku
Delhi Dynamos vs Bengaluru FC: Form Guide
Delhi Dynamos: D-D-W-W-L
Dynamos vs Bengaluru FC: Head-to-Head
Delhi Dynamos: 1
Bengaluru FC: 2
Delhi Dynamos vs Bengaluru FC: Key Players
Marcos Tebar will be the midfield general for Delhi Dynamos. Tebar has been playing a vital role in linking up the defence with the forward line. The Spanish player scored a goal against NorthEast United and has two other assists to his name this season. A passing accuracy of 80% maintained through the season will help in overcoming Bengaluru's midfield tussle.
Sunil Chhetri will be the go-to-man once again for the table toppers. It is seen that a lot of Bengaluru's successful attacks are centred around this man and with Miku taking time to find the rhythm on the pitch, Chhetri will be key against Dynamos. Keeping this man under pocket would be the success mantra for Delhi on Sunday.
Delhi Dynamos vs Bengaluru FC: Predictions
Indian Super League has been witnessing a number of upsets over the past few weeks. With BFC's 'not-so-best' run continuing, there are chances of another upset. However, Carles Cuadrat wouldn't go for a gamble, seeing Dynamos' recent form and is sure to field the best XI, who might bring another victory for the table-toppers.
Predicted Score - Delhi Dynamos 1:2 Bengaluru FC