Unbeaten Bengaluru FC will host Kerala Blasters FC at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa in Match No.27 of the Indian Super League 2020-21 on Sunday. Sunil Chhetri atones for the penalty miss as he heads during a perfect Khabra cross to place Bengaluru 4-2 up. Kerala get a goal back to form it 3-2 as Vicente Gomez heads the ball towards goal from a place kick and Jordan Murray pokes it in. Kristian Opseth and Dimas Delgado score within the space of three minutes to offer Bengaluru a 3-1 lead.
Sunil Chhetri tries to be cheeky with the penalty and ended up missing it. Kerala Blasters and Bengaluru FC both threatened one another with spaces at the rear , which should bring a stimulating last half . Cleiton Silva latched on to a Lalruatthara failed clearance to bring Bengaluru FC back on level terms. Bengaluru FC’s scenery went wrong as Kerala Blasters caught them on the counter and Rahul KP slotted the ball home.
Bengaluru FC are trying to find their second win of the season as Kerala Blasters are still checking out their first three points. Follow all the live updates of Bengaluru FC vs Kerala Blasters FC in News18 Sports’ blog. In Match No. 26, NorthEast United FC and Chennaiyin FC played out a goalless draw at the Tilak Maidan.
Bengaluru have an excellent diary against Kerala. In six games, they need prevailed on four occasions and lost only one . But that’s the past and Cuadrat’s side aren’t within the better of form. Their last game against NorthEast United led to a 2-2 draw. the previous ISL champions have netted 80 per cent of their goals (4) from set-pieces this season and this might pose a threat to Kerala whose defence has been the foremost vulnerable within the league. they’re yet to stay a clean sheet against BFC.
Bengaluru started the campaign with a 3-4-3 formation, which wasn’t conducive to their style forcing Cuadrat to deploy a four-man defence. The change in plan has helped Bengaluru bring out best from Dimas Delgado and Udanta Singh, making them look more threatening. “It wasn’t working well for us at the instant but it can work well within the future. we’ve an idea B and C. We came back to a 4-3-3 and it helped us to urge more offensive,” explained Cuadrat. The Bengaluru coach sounded confident of his side getting back on target and added, “We need to be mentally and physically strong. Some teams had a extended pre-season but aren’t ready to take three points.
This season, Kerala Blasters have conceded six goals (second-most), despite facing just 13 shots on track . Coach Kibu Vicuna addressed that concern. “We are working and hoping that within the next game, everything goes to be better. We didn’t think we’ll get two points in four games but sometimes it happens,” he said. “We try different possibilities. We try to enhance . we’ve to enhance within the last third. we’ve to be brave and work better and hard. we’ve confidence, we all know we’ve an honest team and players,” he said, further adding that they might got to improve within the final third to urge the goals. Kerala will miss the injured Sergio Cidoncha, who has left for Spain for his recovery programme.