Bengaluru FC takes on SC East Bengal on matchday 52 of the Indian Super League season. Both the teams are fighting for their respective objectives, Bengaluru FC hopes to reach into the knock-outs by hitting into the top four spots. Bengaluru FC has had a major change in the management this week when their Head Coach Carles Cuadrat and Bengaluru FC mutually parted ways. A major paradigm shift in their technical play and squad selection will be seen today as Interim head coach Naushad Moosa takes on the duty. Ashique Kuruniyan has yet to make a comeback for the Blues, he is still in the recovery process from his injury that he sustained against Odisha FC. Bengaluru FC now placed 6th have to get three-point and above to reach the top four. As of now if Bengaluru FC wins they still won’t make it to the top four as fourth-placed FC Goa have a better goal difference than Bengaluru FC and this will only overturn if Bengaluru FC scores more than 3+ Goal Difference and win the match. According to Indian Super League rules if two teams are tied of points o the table – The most number of points obtained in the league matches between the concerned club, which is also nullified because BFC vs GFC’s last fixture turned out to be a draw and so Goal Difference was taken into consideration. Whereas for SC East Bengal FC it’s an uphill climb as they stand at the 9th position with seven points in hand. With the incoming Bright Enobakhare in the SC East Bengal squad all eyes on him to score goals and provide assists. It will be a tough matchup for both teams as both of them try to outperform each other.
“East Bengal are a decent side. They are getting better. Bright Enobakhare is a talented player. We will be playing more entertaining football. We can assure you that. We have to remain compact when we lose the ball. We have had fewer clean sheets. The focus is not to concede early goals,”
– Naushad MoosaPress Conference
“It’s a great time for me here. The players and the staff have been amazing. We just have to focus on our next game and try to get as many points as we can before the end of the season,”
– Bright Enobakhare
WHEN AND WHERE?
The Match will be played at the Fatorda Stadium on 9th January 2021 at 7:30 PM IST.
WHERE TO WATCH ?
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 4 – 2 SC EAST BENGAL