Bengaluru Fc vs FC Pune City
Indian Super League
BFC vs FCPC MATCH PREVIEW:
The first leg between table toppers Bengaluru FC and Pune City ended in a stalemate at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, and now we are heading to Bengaluru for the second leg with the host team Bengaluru FC set to start the match as hot-favorites as the game will be played at their own den Sree Kanteerava Stadium.
Bengaluru must be the happier team of the two after the 0-0 draw in the first leg considering Pune dominated the proceedings in that game. But the home team should be confident enough to finish the job at their home as they possess two of the most potent stars in Miku (14 Goals) and Indian Captain Sunil Chhetri (10 Goals) in their ranks.
While for Pune all is not doom and gloom and they have two big advantage heading into this game- First, they will be the away team and if they manage a goal in this match, Bengaluru will have to score twice to win the match. And second, their chief coach Ranko Popovic will be in the dugout after serving his one match ban, giving his team a mental and an emotional lift.
But Pune may find it hard to pierce a defense which has been the best in ISL 2018 and with India's best goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu standing tall between the sticks, the visitors know they have a big fight to reach the final.
When: March 11th, 06:00 PM IST
Where: Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru
Recent wins (Last six matches)
Bengaluru FC – W D W W W D
FC Pune City – W W D L D D
BFC vs FCPC TEAM NEWS:
Bengaluru FC Manager has a full strength team to choose from. There are no injury concerns and suspensions with Miku and Chhetri set to lead out the attack for the home team.
FC Pune City:
Head-Coach Ranko Popovic missed the first leg due to his condemnation of some decisions made by referee against his team. He will be a big boost for the visitors as he has done a marvelous job with the Pune franchise considering he didn't buy the players.
Kaith (GK), A. Khan, Rafa, G. Singh, S. Panwar, A. Kuruniyan, R. Kumar, M. Stankovic, D. Carlos, Marcelinho, E. Alfaro
Bengaluru FC- First season in ISL
FC Pune City- No ISL Title
Head 2 Head- 3 meetings in official matches
Bengaluru FC- 1 win
FC Pune City- 0 wins
Bengaluru FC – Miku, Chhetri, Toni
FC Pune City – D. Carlos, Marcelinho, E. Alfaro
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Bengaluru FC have been one of the best teams in ISL 2018 so far. Not only they have scored the second highest number of goals during the regular season, their defense have conceded the fewest goals. So Pune City will have to be better in every department.
But we are going with the home team, and a 2-0 win for Bengaluru FC looks a good bet.
NOTE: THIS BFC VS FCPC MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.
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