Now that both the teams have reached halfway of the Indian Super League, having played nine matches each both the teams are having different mindset for this game and it should have been because the visiting team is currently ranked 2nd on the points table and the home team has only managed to settle for the 10th position on the points table.
For Delhiites, this edition of Indian Super League is no short of a nightmare because of the nine matches they have played so far they have only been able to bag 4 points while the visiting team being dethroned as the league leaders by Chennaiyin FC, has been able to secure the 2nd position on the points table with 18 points.
Delhi Dynamos is bleeding out on all fronts, from defense to attack they have failed to do anything right in this league so far. However, their defense remains the biggest point of concern having conceded a whopping 24 times already, the worst in the league by a country mile.
They haven’t exactly flourished in attack either with just eight goals so far with the side desperately missing a proven goal-scoring outlet. Their Uruguayan playmaker Matias Mirabaje is serving a four-match suspension and his creativity in the middle of the park will be sorely missed.
They lost their first-choice goalkeeper Albino Gomes to a long-term injury and had to make an emergency purchase of Spanish custodian Xabier Irureta. Xabier himself had to be stretchered off with an injury in the defeat to Kerala Blasters and his participation on Sunday is unlikely.
On the other hand, Bengaluru FC has taken the ISL by storm in their maiden season and find themselves in the top half of the table at the half-way mark. With eight goals to his name already, striker Miku has led the line excellently for the Blues.
League- Indian Super League 2017-2018
Venue- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India
Date and Time- 5:30 PM IST on Sunday, January 14, 2018
Last six performances of both teams in the Indian Super League 2017-18:
BFC – W, W, L, L, W, W
DDFC – L, L, L, L, D, L
Gurpreet (GK), Bose, Juanan, Bheke, Khabra, Dimas, Paartalu, Edu Garcia, Chhetri, Miku, Udanta
Arnab (GK), Lumu, Cichero, Moya, Kotal, Paulinho, Vinit, Nandha, Chhangte, Romeo, Ngaithe
Paulinho Dias (DDFC)
David Ngaihte (DDFC)
Sunil Chhetri (BFC)
Juanan Antonio (BFC)
Being in their debutant season Bengaluru FC has done a remarkable job to fix a spot for themselves in the top two positions on the points table and that too just midway of the Indian Super League. Even though they would be the visiting team but they are the better team on sheets and on the ground. The home team would be happy even if they manage to get one point from this match, which is very unlikely given their defenses couldn’t hold things right, conceding 24 goals already in this season. Our bet is on Bengaluru FC.
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