The CFC vs BFC match preview –
Two teams who battled each other in the final of the ISL 2017/18 season will be playing the first game of their season V campaign against each other on Sunday.
Chennayin FC are the defending champions. They were the team that grew as the competition progressed. They had a balanced side and no dependency on one player. Manager John Gregory has done well with this team, and Chennaiyin FC looks to be ready to defend their throne. They have made some smart investments before the season started, and will be looking to show that their win wasn’t a fluke.
On the other hand, Bengaluru FC were the best team in the ISL Season IV. It was down to them that they didn’t win the title. But, The Blues have a chance at redemption in this season. They have arguably the best strikeforce in the league, and it is expected that they will be even more flamboyant this season.
The CFC vs BFC Dream11 and Playing 11 is listed here, so please go through the entire article for more info. Bengaluru FC vs Chennaiyin FC, team news and playing XI are listed here as well.
CFC vs BFC Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, India. The ground has a capacity of 25,810 and it is going to be a partly cloudy day in Bengaluru with a 10% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC live?
The clash will take place at 7:30 PM (IST) on September 30th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.
CFC vs BFC recent form (Last six matches)
Chennaiyin FC – W W D W D D
Bengaluru FC– L L W W L W
CFC vs BFC Head to head
Chennaiyin FC Won – 2
Bengaluru FC Won – 1
Not Decided – 0
CFC vs BFC Team News:
- New signings Raphael Augusto and Gregory Nelson are expected to get their debut in this game.
- Dhanapal Singh is the only absentee for the team.
- Karanjit Singh will be the goalkeeper for Chennaiyin FC.
- Fresh recruit Spanish winger Xisco Hernandez is set to start this game on the left wing.
- There are no injury concerns for Bengaluru FC.
- Gurpreet Singh Sandhu will be the safety net for the backline.
CFC vs BFC Probable Playing 11:
Bengaluru FC –
Gurpreet (GK), Khabra/Anto, Bheke, Juanan, Nishu, Udanta, Paartalu, Dimas, Xisco, Chhetri, Miku
Chennaiyin FC –
Karanjit (GK), Calderon, Mailson, Eli Sabia, Jerry, Germanpreet, Orlandi/Thapa, Francis, Augusto, Nelson, Jeje
Players to look out for-
- Sunil Chhetri
Bengaluru FC striker and Indian captain Sunil Chhetri just might be playing his final season at the peak of his career. He is expected to score goals and be as energetic as he can be.
- Jeje Lalpekhlua
Another Indian striker who was the talk of the season last time out. He scored 9 goals and assisted two in 2017/18 campaign and is expected to be even better this year.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC –
It is going to be a tough matchup, but we are backing the home side, Bengaluru FC to just knick the result.
Chennaiyin FC will be missing the services of Dhanpal Ganesh this season. Head Coach John Gregory said on Saturday that his team will definitely miss Dhanpal because of his offensive and defensive work both with and without the ball. But he claimed that the defending champions are equipped with enough talent to replace Ganesh.
Form and Preparations- Chennai’s preparations have been substandard, to say the least as they lost all their four games in Malaysia against Felda United, Malaysia U-19s, Terengganu FC and Malaysian Indian Football Association.
Key players leaving – Chennaiyin will also have to make do without their best center-back of last season, Henrique Sereno, while the departure of midfielder Rene Mihelic and forward Bikramjit Singh may dent their capabilities in the middle of the park to some degrees.
Replacements – Chennai’s answer to replace Sereno is Eli Sabia, while in midfield, we will see the Spanish midfielder Andre Orlandi pulling the strings. Palestinian forward Carlos Salom’s services have also been acquired, who is expected to support Indian star-striker Jeje Lalpekhua. Other notable draftees include Sinivasan Pandiyan, Isaac Vanmalsawma, defenders Tondonba Singh and Laldinliana Renthlei.
Bengaluru FC – The last year’s runners-up have managed to keep hold 12 of their core players from the last season. Some of the high-profile players who have re-signed with the club are goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, defenders Rahul Bheke and Harmanjot Khabra along with attackers Boithang Haokip, Thongkhosiem Haokip, and Udanta Singh.
New Signings- BFC have drafted 5 youngsters from their own academy while the Midfielder Kean Lewis and defender Sairuat Kima are the new players who are expected to increase the fight for the places. Defenders Rino Anto and Gursimrat Singh Gill and goalkeeper Soram Poirei also returned to BFC. Among foreign players are Dimas Delgado, Juanan Gonzalez, and Erik Paartalu. The Blues also signed Xisco Hernandez and striker Chencho Gyeltshen, besides new signee Albert Serran.
Form and Preparations- Bengaluru FC are still fresh from dismantling I League giants Kingfisher East Bengal in the final of the inaugural Super Cup, while the trip to Spain to face the teams like Barcelona B and Villarreal B must have instilled a competitive edge in Carles Cuadrat’s team.
Star Power – Last season, Indian superstar Suneil Chettri and Miku scored a whopping 26 goals for the team, and the same is expected from both the players this season as well. Chettri will once again captain the team in the 2018-19 season.
CFC vs BFC Dream 11 Team Predictions-
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