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Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC: ISL 2023/24 Lineups, Previews, Head-to-Head, and Teams Updates

Bengaluru FC will face Kerala Blasters FC in Saturday’s ISL doubleheader at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on March 2, 2024 at 7:30 PM IST.

Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC Lineup
Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC.

Previews

Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC: Kerala Blasters’ morale is high after their impressive 4-2 win against FC Goa in Kochi. Despite falling behind by two goals in the first half after consecutive defeats, the Yellow Army made a spectacular comeback scoring four goals in the last 40 minutes to take the lead and shatter FC Goa’s hopes of winning.

The Ivan Vukomanovic-coached side, who are fifth in the group stage with 29 points from 16 matches in the current season, are aiming to reclaim the top-two spot by winning their remaining matches. However, ninth-placed Bengaluru FC with 18 points is way ahead of sixth-placed Jamshedpur FC. In the last match between these teams, Kerala Blasters protested loudly over a goal, due to which the match was canceled as a result.

With Bengaluru FC gunning for a playoff spot and Kerala Blasters gunning for a top-two finish, the stakes are high. Both the teams are entering the match with a win. Bengaluru FC is trying for its second consecutive win and Kerala Blasters want to maintain their winning streak.

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Head-to-Head

Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters FC are set for today’s clash, if we look at the history between these two, it is in favor of Bengaluru, who have won 8 of their 16 head-to-head matches. Kerala Blasters won 4 matches, while 4 matches were drawn. In their last match, Kerala Blasters won 2-1. Bengaluru FC, currently placed 9th with 18 points, are eyeing a playoff berth, while Kerala Blasters, placed 5th with 29 points, are aiming for a top-two finish to reach the semi-finals directly.

Team Updates

There is a bad news for Kerala Blasters FC fans as Sachin Suresh is out with a serious shoulder injury. Bengaluru FC head coach, Gerard Zaragoza, has turned to a game-by-game approach, acknowledging the unpredictable nature of the league. Kerala Blasters FC head coach, Ivan Vukomanovic, on the other hand, underlines the importance of mindset over points table position, aiming for a winning mindset.

Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC Probable Lineups

Bengaluru FC Probable XI (4-4-2):

  • Goalkeeper: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
  • Defenders: Nikhil Poojari, Chinglensana Singh, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Naorem Roshan Singh
  • Midfielders: Harsh Patre, Javi Hernandez, Suresh Wangjam, Ryan Williams
  • Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Oliver Drost

Kerala Blasters FC Probable XI (4-4-2):

  • Goalkeeper: Sachin Suresh
  • Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Milos Drincic, Ruivah Hormipam, Huidrom Naocha Singh
  • Midfielders: Rahul KP, Jeakson Singh, Mohammed Azhar, Daisuke Sakai
  • Forwards: Dimitrios Diamantakos, Fedor Cernych
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