- Bengaluru will play host to two-time champions Kolkata on Thursday.
Bengaluru, who has been unbeaten so far in the league, stands at the top of the table with 24 points from 10 matches. No team has been able to beat Chhetri and the boys so far. Bengaluru definitely knows how to retain the top position. Although Bengaluru’s key players Harmanjot and striker Miku will be missing out of action, Kean Lewis will be expected to join and take Khabra’s position in the lineup.
While Kolkata is one with a dimensional performance. Kolkata managed to pull out some consecutive wins but usually ends up losing points through draws. With only 2 losses from 10 fixtures, Kolkata ranks 6th on the table and might apply some desperate measures just to get an entry in the semi-finals. Pronay Halder is likely to make a comeback after his suspension.
Bengaluru: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK); Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Nishu Kumar, Kean Lewis, Erik Paartalu, Udanta Singh, Dimas Delgado, Chencho Gyeltshen, Sunil Chhetri.
Kolkata: Arindam Bhattacharya (GK); Ankit Mukherjee, John Johnson, Andre Bikey, Ricky Lallawmawma, Gerson Vieira, Pronay Halder, Manuel Lanzarote, Hitesh Sharma, Komal Thatal, Everton Santos.
My PlayerzPot XI:
Kolkata is just one win away to make an entrance into the semi-finals and that’s what Kolkata would be aiming to do. Bengaluru who rose as one of the strongest did face two consecutive loss and Kolkata would be eyeing to pinch the wound. But Bengaluru wouldn’t give away an easy win. Expect a last-minute goal from Bengaluru to claim yet another victory.
Predicted Score: Bengaluru 2-1 Kolkata