NorthEast United have been the show stealers this time with their outstanding performances. Elco Schattorie‘s team has won 5 out of their 9 games. Having faced only one defeat, they are second on the points table (before the start of Kerala Blasters vs Jamshedpur FC) with 18 points. A win in this home fixture would be crucial in retaining the position.
NorthEast United vs Bengaluru FC: Probable Lineups
NorthEast United (4-3-2-1): Pawan Kumar, Reagan Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Mato Grgic, Robert Lalthlamuana, Rowllin Borges, Jose Leudo, Redeem Tlang, Federico Gallego, Juan Mascia, Bartholomew Ogbeche
Bengaluru FC (4-2-3-1): Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Harmanjot Khabra, Rahul Bheke, Juanan, Nishu Kumar, Erik Paartalu, Xisco Hernandez, Udanta Singh, Dimas Delgado, Chencho Gyeltshen, Sunil Chhetri
Bartholomew Ogbeche will be the key player, without any doubt. To grab a win against a team like Bengaluru, there cannot be any errors at the attacking end. Ogbeche will have to get his shooting boots on, to hold a secure lead against BFC.
Sunil Chhetri will be a vital part of Cuadrat’s plans. Chhetri has been up to the mark with his performances so far and will be a tough challenge for the NorthEast defenders. To keep the 34-year locked will be the first priority of their centre-backs.