THE BLUES VS THE HIGHLANDERS
Fifth-placed Bengaluru FC faces Gerard Nus’s third-placed NorthEast United FC. Bengaluru FC having played one less match compared to NorthEast United FC have a chance to level terms on ranking with NorthEast United FC. Similarly, NorthEast United FC has the opportunity to take the top spot after ATK Mohun Bagan had their first loss of the season against Owen Coyle’s Jamshedpur FC. It is a very interesting tie today. Both the teams have not lost a single game. Could this match be a decider? Their best of best players will try to outperform each other for the supreme spot.
More on about the tactical plays about both the teams is that they have more of defensive play which also means a difference in the play of tactics tonight to outperform each other. NorthEast United FC and Bengaluru FC both have the least amount of crosses played in this season at 34 and 31 crosses respectively and in four matches NorthEast United FC have managed to get 39 shots and whereas Bengaluru FC has 23 shots for this season. Which is the lowest in the league. Kristian Opseth yet to score a goal for Bengaluru FC and make his first mark in the league and Indian Football. This will be an interesting matchup between both sides and can the former champions look onto gaining that third spot or will NorthEast United FC take the pole position today.
“It’s going to be a very tactical match because they are a very well-organized team. So, it will be interesting to see how we face the match and what we might do to try and get the three points.” – Carles CuadratVia Pre-match Press Conference
Every team has a different way of creating chances. We try many ways to become dangerous for the opponent, whether it is counter-attack, positional play, or from set-pieces. We try to be unpredictable because then it’s hard for the opponents to deal with us. So it’s important to be good in all those areas,” – Gerard NusVia Pre-match Press Conference
WHEN AND WHERE ?
The Match will be played at the Fatorda Stadium on 8th December 2020 at 7:30 PM IST.
WHERE TO WATCH ?
Broadcast Channels :
India: Disney + Hotstar, Star Sports Network and Jio TV.
USA & Canada: ESPN +
Australia: Fox Sports
Middle-East: Asianet Plus
Bangladesh and Maldives: Jalsha Movies HD
Oceania Countries: Digicel PNG
Europe: Yupp TV
Indo-China and South-East Asia: 1 Play Sports
Bengaluru FC 0 – 1 North-East United FC