2019-20 Indian Super League – Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru kick off? Saturday 15th February, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru being played? Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi

What TV channel is Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK but will be shown live on Star Sports in India

Where can I stream Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru in the UK? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK but those in India can stream it via Hotstar

Where can I get tickets for Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

KERALA BLASTERS

  • Kerala Blasters ended their losing streak and showed some defensive resolve after conceding 12 goals in their previous three matches as they played out a goalless draw with NorthEast United.
  • That stalemate will have been a welcome one despite not yielding the three points but will give them something to build on in what is their final home match of the season where they will hope to throw a spanner in the works of Bengaluru’s play-off hopes.
  • The Blasters still have several players out through injury so they are unlikely to make many changes for this contest and they could in fact stick with the same XI that drew with NorthEast in their last game.

BENGALURU

  • Bengaluru were held to a draw against Chennaiyin but they may view that as a good point as it moved them a step closer to securing their spot in the top four and a victory here will guarantee that they will take part in the Indian Super League play-offs.
  • Having boasted a strong defence all season, Bengaluru once again relied on their solidity at the back as they prevented Chennaiyin from scoring and although they were unable to find the back of the net themselves, it was vital that they did not lose to one of their rivals for a place in the top four.
  • Bengaluru are in rude health heading into this game but they will have to make do without two of their players who have picked up a suspension in Juanan and Sunil Chhetri, with the latter likely to be a big loss.

THE PREDICTION

Bengaluru are on the cusp of claiming a spot in the Indian Super League play-offs but need a win here to seal their place. They will fancy their chances of doing just that as they face the struggling Kerala Blasters, who are without a win in their last four matches. Bengaluru are unbeaten in their last three and having conceded just nine goals all season, Kerala will find it difficult to break them down which should see the visitors come away with the win.

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