ISL 2018-19 semi-finals: Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United

Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United

ISL 2018-19 semi-finals: Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United in the decisive second leg semifinal of the ISL on Monday

Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United: Match Information

Date: 11 March 2019

Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST

Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar

Live commentary: Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United Live Score

Venue: Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore

Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United: Team News

Bengaluru FC

Bengaluru FC does not have any new injury concerns. However, Xisco Hernandez is expected to make a comeback into the first XI in place of Alex Barrera.

NorthEast United

NorthEast United would be all down at the injuries of their most important players – Bartholomew Ogbeche and Rowllin Borges. Losing two of their match-winners would mean that the team will have to undergo major changes in the lineup. Ogbeche is known to be out for a minimum of two weeks. Borges is not yet confirmed to be available and is learned to be out of contention.

Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United: Probable Lineups

Bengaluru FC (4-2-3-1): Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Nishu Kumar, Harmanjot Khabra, Xisco Hernandez, Udanta Singh, Dimas Delgado, Sunil Chhetri, Miku

NorthEast United (4-2-3-1): Pawan Kumar, Reagan Singh, Janeiler Rivas, Mato Grgic, Robert Lalthlamuana, Nikhil Kadam, Jose Leudo, Redeem Tlang, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Federico Gallego, Juan Mascia

Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United: Key Players

Bengaluru FC

Sunil Chhetri and Miku might not be at their best form but still, possess the power to take Bengaluru out of danger. The duo can be back to their routine goal-scoring ways anytime from this crucial home leg. Chhetri, who has 8 goals and 3 assists this season will look to improve the team’s overall sharpness at the attacking end. Even when not scoring, the Indian skipper is good at providing crucial balls into the box.

NorthEast United

NorthEast United will have to rely on new shoulders for important duties. Federico Gallego and Juan Mascia will be key names to replace Ogbeche. Gallego, who had a good combination with Ogbeche will have to tweak his game with Mascia. While Gallego has 4 goals and 5 assist this season, Mascia has 3 goals – all of which came at crucial dying moments.

Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United: Predictions

NorthEast United had a brighter approach in the first leg, despite playing their first ever playoffs. Bengaluru FC looked troubled at times which might get carried on to home. Though NorthEast has serious injury woes, it looks as Schattorie can restrict BFC; given the players’ poor form. As of now, NorthEast United will walk in as favourites to make the finals of this season.

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