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Bengaluru FC vs East Bengal: Build-up
It has not been smooth sailing at the helm for Simon Grayson’s outfit. The goals have dried up considerably due to injuries to key attackers. Clean sheets are being lost due to a mixture of individual errors and moments of brilliance from the opposition. BFC currently sit on eighth with one win, one draw, and two losses. East Bengal also have just one win to their name but have lost their other four fixtures.
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These two teams shared a fierce rivalry in the I-League, with Bengaluru FC owning the bragging rights. The Blues need a morale-boosting win in front of their adoring fans and getting one past an old rival should re-ignite the Blues’ campaign. BFC play just three home games in their first eight fixtures and it is important to secure full points at the fortress before embarking on challenging assignments away from home.
Stephen Constantine’s men could do with a shift in momentum. The players look out of sorts on the pitch and need a morale-boosting win to steer them back on course. There is a lot of prestige riding on this fixture, and East Bengal have often walked back with a sour feeling of defeat. A win on enemy turf should be one of East Bengal’s highlights of the campaign and could be the catalyst for a mid-season renaissance.