I-League 2016-17 – East Bengal vs Bengaluru FC Live Streaming: Stakes will be high when East Bengal face Bengaluru FC in the I-League 2016-17 coming Saturday as a lot of things will depend on this match. In fact, the upcoming Bengaluru FC vs East Bengal encounter might just turn out to be one of the crucial encounters in the race for the title in the I-League 2016-17. And keeping an eye on that match, we bring forward the live streaming details and the TV guide that will enable you to follow all the proceedings of the match. Along with that, there is also the team news and the probable starting line-up which will give you a clear indication of all the developments surrounding this match.
I-League 2016-17: Bengaluru FC vs East Bengal Match Preview
There has been no lack of action when these two heavyweights of Indian football have come across each other in the last few years. On almost all occasions we have come across some scintillating piece of football from both sides at the end of which there has always been a winner. In the overall eight matches that these two have played, East Bengal holds the edge over Bengaluru with 5 wins out of 8 matches for the team from the southern province of India managing to win only 3. All these three wins came in the last four matches although the last one which was incidentally the first leg this upcoming East Bengal vs Bengaluru FC tie was won by the Kolkata Giants with a scoreline of 2-1. East Bengal rallied back from being 1-0 down to first equalise and then clinch the encounter in the latter stages of the game. So the match had the word thrill written all over it and we expect nothing less than that when these two meet for the second time this season at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.
Of late, East Bengal have been gaping through a tough phase having come across the first defeat of the season at the hands of Aizawl FC. Before that, they drew against city rivals Mohun Bagan who are still unbeaten in the I-League 2016-17 followed up by yet another draw against Shillong Lajong FC. So as they bid to win for the I-League 2016-17, the Red and Gold brigade really needs to pull their socks up and get things on the right path yet again.
Bengaluru FC, on the other hand, have failed to impress the fans as they have lacked the cutting edge which saw them lifting the title last year. The absence of John Johnson in the defence has also made a lot of difference in the overall performance of the team. In fact, they have leaked too many goals this season which have eventually turned out to be the biggest problem for coach Alberto Roca who took up reigns from Ashley Westwood. So a win in this match is a must for the Men in Blue in Indian football. Also, Mohun Bagan will have their eyes glued to this match as well. A draw will definitely make things easier for them while a win for either side will keep them under pressure. So the upcoming East Bengal vs Bengaluru FC encounter is going to be one of the most exciting encounters of the recent times and could provide a real dimension to the title race which is at the moment fought between the two Kolkata Giants – East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.
I-League 2016-17: Bengaluru FC vs East Bengal Team News
Nothing new has been reported from either team as far as the injuries are concerned. So both teams will look forward to fielding the best possible eleven. For East Bengal, Cavin Lobo and Bikash Jairu will once again be unavailable for selection who are out of the team for quite a long while now. And as things stand, Trevor James Morgan will look forward to keeping things unchanged as far as the first eleven is concerned. But there are enough chances that Robin Singh will start the match for the Red and Golds.
For Bengaluru FC, Sunil Chhetri holds the key yet again. But the defence without the support of John Johnson needs to stand tall against the likes of Willis Deon Plaza and Wedson Anselme to keep them under control. And this is going to be really interesting to watch. Also, the injury of Amrinder Singh might turn out to be a big blow for Bengaluru FC as second choice goalie Ralte is also injured. Experienced customer Arindam is expected to replace Amrinder under the bar.
East Bengal (probable line-up): Rehenesh, Arnab Mondal, Ivan Bukenya, Rahul Bheke, Narayan, Mehtab Hossain, Lalrindika Ralte, Romeo Fernandez, Wedson Anselme, Willis Deon Plaza and Robin Singh.
Bengaluru FC (probable line-up):Arindam Bhattacharya, Juan Gonzalez, Fanai, Rino Anto, Keegan Pereira, Alwyn George, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Malsawmzuala, Udanta Singh, Sunil Chhetri and CK Vineeth
I-League 2016-17: East Bengal vs Bengaluru FC Match Prediction
We should expect a scintillating encounter to unfold when these two big fishes meet at the Kanteerava Stadium on Saturday. And we predict that East Bengal will edge past the home side with a 3-2 scoreline.
I-League 2016-17: Bengaluru FC vs East Bengal Match Details
Date: February 25, 2017
Time:07:05 PM IST, 01:35 PM GMT
Venue: Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru
I-League 2016-17: Bengaluru FC vs East Bengal Live Streaming Details and TV Guide
TV Listings: The East Bengal vs Bengaluru FC encounter in the I-League 2016-17 will be telecasted live on Ten 2 in India.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the match will be available on Ten Sports Live in India.
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