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Churchill Brothers hoping for another point against Bengaluru FC in Goa

Written by: Ravish R Narvekar

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The Blues are looking to get back into the race after defeat against East Bengal... 

Churchill Brothers are back from Pune with a point against DSK Shivajians and will be looking for another when they will host champions Bengaluru FC in the I-League match at Tilak Maidan, Vasco tomorrow.

On the other hand, the Men in Blue will be hoping to make a comeback after facing a defeat at the hands of East Bengal in the last match at Barasat Stadium, Kolkata. The head coach of Bengaluru, Albert Roca will also be  looking to put his side on track again in Goa, while the chief coach of the Red Machines, Alfred Fernandes will be expecting at least a point from the home clash.

Team News

Churchill coach Fernandes is most likely to go with the same squad against the former champions. He might also think of including Malian striker A. Kroma and the undisclosed Nigerian defender in the starting XI, only if the transfer formalities of the foreigners are completed in time before the match.

While Bengaluru coach Roca will have almost all players at his disposal and he is also most likely to go with the similar starting XI which lost against the Kolkata giants. 

Head-to-Head

Bengaluru has a better record over the Goan outfit as both the sides have met two times in the league and on both the occasion, the South Indian club has come out victorious.

 Man to Watch

Adil Khan-Churchill Brothers: The defensive midfielder is getting better match after match, as in the first three matches, Adil was brilliant with his performance in his last match against DSK Shivajians. He also scored the equaliser, which earned the first point for the Red Machines in the League. If the Goan club is looking even for a draw from the difficult match against the Blues, Adil will have to continue his high-flying performance in the defence as the frontline of Bengaluru will be the threat for the defenders.

CK Vineeth–Bengaluru FC: The striker whose brilliant form helped ISL club, Kerala Blasters to reach the Final of the latest concluded edition, is also continuing his form in the I-League for BFC. The 28-year old has already scored five goals for the South Indian club. Vineeth is more dangerous in front of goal. With his pace and control on the ball, he will be the man to stop for the Churchill defence.

Probable Line-ups

Churchill Brothers: (4-4-2) Priyant (GK), Khan, Cardozo, Rodrigues, Almeida, Seriton, Costa, Bektur, Brandon, C.Lyngdoh (U22), Wolfe.

Bengaluru FC: (4-3-3) Amrinder (GK), Juanan, Ralte, Johnson, Veneeth, Khabra, Rodrigues, Watson, Lyngdoh, Chhetri, U.Singh

Broadcast

The match will be telecast live on Ten 2 from 7.00 PM. You can also follow live text commentary of the game on khelnow.com.

Published: Thu Jan 26, 2017 02:58 PM IST

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