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ISL 2017/18: Match 65, Chennaiyin FC VS Bengaluru FC, Preview

Rouvik Das
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847   //    05 Feb 2018, 23:49 IST

Chennaiyin FC has beaten Bengaluru FC in their last meeting. (Image Souce- India TV)
Chennaiyin FC has beaten Bengaluru FC in their last meeting. (Image Source- India TV)

A mouth-watering clash awaits in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai where league leaders Bengaluru FC will meet second-placed Chennaiyin FC in match number sixty-five of Hero ISL. The teams from Southern parts of India met each other on the month of December, where Chennaiyin FC has beaten Bengaluru FC by 2-1 in Sree Kanteerava Stadium Bengaluru, as a result, both the teams aware of each 'other’s strength and weakness. The high voltage match will begin at 8 pm, Tuesday. Let us look at some highlights before the Kick-off.

CHENNAIYIN FC

The 2015 champions, Chennaiyin FC are standing in second place on the table with 23 points from 12 games and have scored 19 goals till now in the competition. Chennaiyin FC lost to NorthEast United FC at Guwahati, 3-1, but managed to bounce back against ATK in their last game with a victory. A win from their next match will take them closer to the league leaders in the points table.

Chennaiyin FC players to watch out for

27-year-old Jeje Lalpekhlua has 7 goals from 12 matches and won the hearts of the supporters with his mesmerizing performance. Goalkeeper Karanjit Singh kept 4 clean sheets; Slovenian midfielder Rene Mihelic has 1 goal and 2 assists till now in the competition.

BENGALURU FC

Table topper Bengaluru FC is leading in the points table with 27 points from 13 games and they are brimming with confidence after their three consecutive wins. Bengaluru FC is the second highest goal scoring team with 25 goals and kept 4 clean sheets from 13 matches. They were victorious in their last game against ATK in Kolkata.

Bengaluru FC players to watch out for

Venezuelan forward Miku has scored 10 goals and now, the second highest goal scorer after Ferran Corominas, on the other hand, veteran forward Sunil Chhetri has 8 goals and 1 assist; Spanish midfielder Edu Garcia has 1 goal and 5 assists for Bengaluru FC in Indian Super League.

What Next?

Bengaluru FC will meet FC Goa in match number sixty-eight on 9 February at 8 p.m. In match number seventy-one, Chennaiyin FC will meet Delhi Dynamos FC at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi.

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