MATCH DAY PREVIEW : Bengaluru fc V KBFC
The encore game of Indian football in recent times is upon us, Kerala Blasters FC takes on Bengaluru FC in a pivotal clash at Kozhikode’s EMS Stadium. Both teams will be playing for both bragging rights and a chance of making it through to semi-finals, with it looking like a three way race in which Sreenidi Deccan is also in the running.
Both teams come into the game with a few key players with yellow cards next to their names, with Dimitrios Diamantakos, Jeakson Singh and Ayush Adhikari from KBFC needing to be on the side of caution, whereas Rohit Kumar, Sandesh Jhinghan and Parag Shrivas having the added send off threat coming into the game.
Both the Blues and KBFC come into this game with contrasting results, whereas KBFC started their Hero Super Cup campaign with an impressive victory (3-1) against RoundGlass Punjab FC but then ended up dropping 3 points against Sreenidi Deccan in their very next game.
Bengaluru FC on the other side started their campaign with a draw (1-1) against Sreenidi Deccan but came back strongly with a resounding victory (2-0) against RoundGlass Punjab FC, setting up a Super Sunday with three teams vying for the semi-final slot.
KEY PLAYERS TO WATCHOUT
Dimitrios Diamantakos remains KBFC’ strongest scoring force going into this game, a solid performance from him will definitely lead the charge for Blasters in the upcoming game, the added responsibility of the captain’s armband should also motivate him to lead from the front.
Marko Lešković the towering Croatian will be pivotal in guarding the KBFC defenses, his presence at the backend of the formation is always reassuring for his side.
Jeakson Singh, the national team midfielder could have decisive say in making the plays to attack the opponent’s goal, an impressive game for him could set the tone for the whole team.
WHERE TO WATCH
The live streaming of Bengaluru FC vs Kerala Blasters FC will be available on Fancode, whereas Sony Sports 2 will be show the game live on television. The live updates of the game will be made available through Club’s official Twitter account also.