The seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL) enters its third week with two former champions on paper. Two-time ISL champion club, Chennai, is set to face the 2019 champions Bengaluru FC at GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa.
Preview Chennai FC
Chennai coach Chapa Laszlo will face a challenge when his team faces well-known enemies of Bengaluru FC. Marina Machans kicked off her campaign in the 2020-21 ISL championships with a 2--1 victory over Jamshedpur FC. Midfielder Anerod Thapa and New Deal player Ismael Goncalves advanced in that match.
However, after a racy offensive performance, Chennai FC was relatively weak in their second showdown against Kerala Blasters FC. To compound his troubles, striker Jacob Sylvester missed a penalty kick and missed his first goal in the AFC Champions League.
The attack was in good shape against Jamshedpur FC but lacked the much-needed bit of pitch against Kerala Blasters. Chennai will have to face a well-disciplined, well-trained Bengaluru FC team.
Bengaluru FC Team Preview
Bengaluru FC only managed to draw with Hyderabad in the 50th game of coach Carles Quadrat in charge of the team. The blues weren't at their best considering the high standards that were set.
Sunil Chhetri and his cohorts lacked the offensive momentum for which they have always been famous for in ISL. Bengaluru FC scored two goals and none of the prime forwards was able to score.
Quadrat will be happy with his defensive setup because Trio Fran Gonzalez, Juanan and Harmangot are news that have established their baseline well. Bengaluru used Ashique Kuruniyan's pace well along the flanks to provide defensive support and aid in offensive play.
Predict the Chennai FC Bengaluru match
The matches between the two teams have always been exciting with a tendency to score many goals. The match record is locked in three wins for every match ending in a draw.
Indian soccer fans can look forward to a thrilling showdown as the two southern giants face each other. Given what it looks like in the ISL so far, we'd expect the two sides to finish in terms of level.