ISL-6: Bengaluru to host Southern Derby in Kerala today

Feb 15 2020 01:04 PM
ISL-6: Bengaluru to host Southern Derby in Kerala today

Defending champions Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters will face each other in the 6th season of Hero Indian Super League (ISL) on Saturday i.e. today, 15 February 2020 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here. The Bangalore has already confirmed its place in the semi-finals, while Kerala has been eliminated from the playoff race. Kerala has two matches left and now she would like to register a consolation win in both these matches. Both teams have played their last match goalless draw.

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According to reports, coach Elko Scatori's team Kerala is currently at number 8 where the team played their last match goalless draw from North United FC. Kerala's attack will once again be on the shoulders of Bathorlomeg Ogbeche and Rafael Messi Bouley. As of this season, Kerala has scored 23 goals so far and out of these 23 goals, these two players have together scored 18 goals. In front of Kerala's attack against Bengaluru, a wall will be erected as the defense of the visiting team, which has so far scored only nine goals this season.

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On the other hand, Carlos Cuadat's team had to play a goalless draw from Chennaiyin FC in their last match. Bengaluru knows that now they cannot finish the league stage by staying on top. Bengaluru has already qualified for the playoffs and will now fight for second place. Despite the team, there are many concerns. Captain Sunil Sunil Chhetri and Juan Gonzalez are already facing suspension. Both got yellow cards in the last match. Bengaluru recently beat Paro FC 9–1 in the AFC Cup qualifier and this has boosted their players' confidence. Dimas Delgado and Eric Paartalu in midfield will give the team strength in the midfield.

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