In what will be a replay of the final of Indian Super League (ISL) 2017, table-toppers Bengaluru FC will take to the field against Chennaiyin FC on Saturday.
Sunil Chhetri-led Bengaluru had the opportunity to secure a spot in the knockout stage in the previous match against Kerala Blasters FC but a draw put paid to their hopes.
The visiting team, boasting of the country’s star striker Sunil Chhetri in its line-up apart from the likes of Miku, will pose questions to a struggling Chennaiyin defence, which has so far conceded 25 goals, the maximum by any side this season.
While Bengaluru FC have been dominant like last season, defending champions Chennaiyin have been in woeful form, to say the least.
The Chennaiyin defence has been at sixes and sevens and lapses have been far too many. In the previous game against FC Pune City, defensive errors proved costly as the team went down despite scoring first.
The forward line has been struggling and the absence of Dhanpal Ganesh in the mid-field owing to an injury has not helped their cause. Coach John Gregory will be hoping new signing Chris Herd will step in to man the midfield and infuse a spark into the team’s play.
To compound their problems, captain Mailson Alves is suspended while Andrea Orlandi and Inigo Calderon have been released from the squad.
The introduction of Halicharan Narzary and C K Vineeth, on loan from Kerala Blasters, provided some spark in the match against Pune with the latter scoring a goal but poor defending led to a fifth consecutive defeat.
Chennaiyin will look to put their woes behind them in the surge of a much-needed victory against their arch-rivals at the Marina Arena.
Here’s all you need to know about Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC, Indian Super League 2019 :
When and What time is the Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC, Indian Super League 2019?
The match will begin at 7:30 pm on 9th February.
Where will the Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC match take place?
The match will take place at Marina Arena/Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Which Channel will telecast Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC match?
The match will be telecasted on Star Sports 2/HD, Star Sports 1/HD.
How to watch live streaming of Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC match?
The match can be streamed live on Hotstar, Jio TV and Airtel TV.