Bengaluru FC vs SC East Bengal Match Prediction | 9th Jan | ISL 2020-21

Bengaluru FC play SC East Bengal in their upcoming ISL clash as both teams look to climb up the points table. The teams had a different start to the season but as far as recent form is concerned, there is not much difference between the two.

Bengaluru FC vs SC East Bengal Preview:

Carles Cuadrat was unlucky to lose his job after his team lost to the Islanders, Mumbai City FC by a scoreline of 3-1. For the Kolkata outfit, they are starting to show some grit to stay alive in the competition, and they would certainly fight until they are mathematically out of the race.

Bengaluru FC were one of the contenders for the title this season but a late dip in form has proven very costly for them as several teams have picked up, enhancing the level of the competition even more.

Bengaluru's three defeats on the trot were the prime reason why Cuadrat was sacked. Robbie Fowler has finally found rhythm and hope in his squad. The team plays like there is a gameplan and SC East Bengal are consequently unbeaten in their last four but only one win is involved in it.

Bengaluru vs East Bengal Head to Head

East Bengal and Bengaluru will locks horns against each other for the first time in the Indian Super League. However, the sides have played each other in the I-League on eight occasions, with the Blues winning only three of them, while the Red and the Gold winning five.

Bengaluru FC vs SC East Bengal Fact Check

SC East Bengal have not managed more than one cleansheet in the tournament.

Sunil Chhetri from Bengaluru FC is only five goals behind Ferran Coromnas from becoming the all-time highest scorer in the ISL.

Bengaluru FC vs SC East Bengal Team News

Naushad Moosa will be in charge of the club until a decision a made. Udanta Singh will be fit to feature. Let's see if the interim boss makes any noteworthy changes to the squad or the system.

Fowler will be worried again due to the absence of skipper Danny Fox. He is out due to suspension, while Enobakhare is sure to start in the new system the team has settled into.

Players to Watch Out:

Dimas Delgado (Bengaluru FC)

Dimas Delgado

The man is responsible for most of the Bengaluru attacks from the centre. He has been instrumental in the team's good times, and everyone would hope that he plays a role in getting the team back to the form they once were in.

His passing capacities are out of the world, while his inquisitive attitude on the pitch could cause Fowler and co. a lot of trouble.

Bright Enobakhare (SC East Bengal)

Bright Enobakhare

The impact-filled signing is looking like he has completely changed the team's fortunes since his arrival. He has scored two in two games, and the Nigerian is suddenly the team's most important player.

His goal against FC Goa is already embedded in the history books, and people feel that it may well deserve the goal of the season award too. His movements on and off the ball, his rapid pace with his aerial prowess are some qualities that make him an ideal striker, something Fowler was dying for.

Bengaluru FC vs SC East Bengal Prediction:

Considering their recent form, there are no favorites. With SC East Bengal fighting well now, the table has burst open, and nothing is certain. Bengaluru will be under tremendous pressure because of their recent run of games, while SC East Bengal have a lot to do too if they want to become a part of the top four.

For today's match between Bengaluru FC and SC East Bengal, Sportco's prediction is an SC East Bengal to win.

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