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06 Mar 2018 by TSZ

ISL Semi-Final 2017-18 – FC Pune City vs Bengaluru FC Preview

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When? Wednesday 7th March, 14:30 (UK)

Where? Balewadi Stadium

What channel is it on? FC Pune City vs Bengaluru FC will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available?

FC Pune City - https://in.bookmyshow.com/sports/indian-super-league/fc-punecity/

Bengaluru FC - https://in.bookmyshow.com/sports/indian-super-league/bengaluru-fc

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ISL meetings: FC Pune City W1, Bengaluru FC W1, D1

PREDICTION
We’ve now reached the business end of the ISL season with the first leg of the semi-final between FC Pune City and Bengaluru FC on the horizon. The visitors were the dominant force in the regular season but that will count for nothing if they do not go all the way and win the championship on March 18th.

The hosts FC Pune City almost limped to the finals series as they failed to win any of their last three league outings, and that is something that does not bode well going into this clash. Therefore, you would have to make Albert Roca’s Bengaluru side as the favourites to pick up the early advantage in this tie.

LAST MEETING
These two sides met as recently as last month. It was a game that saw honours even as Bengaluru FC were held to a draw at home by FC Pune City. It was one of the rare occasions in which the team that finished top of the table dropped points during this campaign. The deadlock was broken by the visitors midway through the first half and it required Bengaluru’s talisman Fedor to find the net in the second half to give his side a share of the spoils.

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