Bengaluru FC will look to bounce back to winning ways in their second game of the 2020-21 Indian Super League season, when they square off against a confident Hyderabad FC side on Saturday, November 28, at the Fatorda Stadium, Goa.
Bengaluru FC and Hyderabad FC have crossed paths on just two occasions in the ISL. While their first meeting ended in a 1-1 draw in November 2019, Nishu Kumar’s solitary goal was the difference in the second encounter in January 2020, as Bengaluru FC took all the three points.
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Bengaluru FC squad
Bengaluru FC’s performance against FC Goa in their ISL 2020-21 season-opener was disappointing, to say the least. The team not only gave away their two-goal advantage but were also evidently struggling in possession. The Blues, in fact, were limited to a mere 33 per cent of ball possession compared to FC Goa’s 67 per cent.
Coach Carles Cuadrat will want his players to up the ante as Hyderabad FC are coming on the back of a 1-0 win over Odisha FC.
"Against Hyderabad, we have a different match plan,” said Cuadrat ahead of the game. “All the players are ready...I mean all the players. The younger players, the seven foreign players are all ready. It is just the start and we don't know how it is going to end. We watched their (Hyderabad FC's) victory against Odisha. We are expecting a tough game."
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Lara Sharma, Dipesh Chauhan, Lalthuammawia Ralte.
Defenders: Juanan, Rahul Bheke, Fran Gonzalez, Harmanjot Khabra, Ajith Kumar, Joe Zoherliana, Biswa Darjee, Namgyal Bhutia, Parag Srivas, Pratik Chaudhari, Wungngayam Muirang.
Midfielders: Dimas Delgado, Erik Paartalu, Suresh Wangjam, Thoi Singh, Ajay Chhetri, Naorem Roshan Singh, Emanuel Lalchhanchhuaha, Amay Morajkar.
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Kristian Opseth, Cleiton Silva, Ashique Kuruniyan, Deshorn Brown, Udanta Singh, Edmund Lalrindika, Leon Augustin, Semboi Haokip.
Hyderabad FC squad
New signing Aridane Santana made an instant impact for Hyderabad FC against his former side the last time out, scoring the only goal of the game. He, however, will need to be on his toes against Bengaluru FC on Saturday as the Blues’ defence can well and truly cause him problems.
Hyderabad FC were clearly the dominant side against Odisha as they not only enjoyed 55 per cent of the ball but also attempted a whopping 18 shots on goal, which clearly represents a significant worry for Bengaluru FC.
Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul, Laxmikant Kattimani, Manas Dubey, Lalbiakhlua Jongte
Defenders: Chinglensana Singh, Odei Onaindia, Dimple Bhagat, Nikhil Prabhu, Sahil Panwar, Akash Mishra, Kynsailang Khongsit, Asish Rai
Midfielders: Adil Khan, Halicharan Narzary, Joao Victor, Laldanmawia Ralte, Lluis Sastre, Hitesh Sharma, Abhishek Halder, Sahil Tavora, Mark Zothanpuia, Mohamed Yasir, Nikhil Poojary, Souvik Chakrabarti, Sweden Fernandes
Forwards: Aridane Santana, Fran Sandaza, Joel Chianese, Liston Colaco, Ishan Dey, Lalawmpuia, Rohit Danu
Bengaluru FC vs Hyderbad FC predicted XI
Bengaluru FC predicted starting XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Harmanjot Khabra, Fran González, Juanan; Udanta Singh, Suresh Wangjam, Erik Paartalu, Ashique Kuruniyan; Cleiton Silva, Kristian Opseth, Sunil Chhetri
Hyderabad FC predicted starting XI: Subrata Paul; Nikhil Poojary, Akash Mishra, Odei Onaindia, Asish Rai; Halicharan Narzary, Joao Victor, Lluis Sastre, Hitesh Sharma; Aridane Santana, Mohamed Yasir
Where to watch Bengaluru FC vs Hyderabad FC live
The Bengaluru FC vs Hyderabad FC match will be telecast live at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi as well as the respective HD TV channels in India.
The BFC vs HFC game will also be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV.
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