On Friday, Pune will play host to one of the potential teams of the league, Bengaluru at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium.
Bengaluru is one of those dicey teams, that play exceptionally well consistently and at one point they start to degrade in their performance and then make a satisfactory improvement. Right now they are in their improvement stage and it’s clear as Bengaluru currently hold 4 points after beating Chennai and a draw against Jamshedpur. Bengaluru mostly relies on Sunil Chhetri for most of their attacks. Miku and Udanta are other two supporting wings. If Miku gets marked by the stoppers, Chhetri can get the ball into the final third through the wings.
While Pune, who is desperate to claim a win after losing to Mumbai and a draw against Delhi. But Pune is facing some changes as well with Keenan is injured and will probably rest for the next two teams. All will be depended on Alfaro who is expert in pulling out some tough challenges with Marcelinho and Diego Carlos at his support.
Both the teams are looking to dominate each other to get their games back on track.
Pune: Kaith (GK), Golui, Mills, Gurtej, Fanai, Adil, Stankovic, Poojari, Carlos, Marcelinho, Alfaro.
Bengaluru: Gurpreet (GK), Bheke, Serran, Juanan, Nishu, Khabra, Paartalu, Udanta, Hernandez, Chhetri, Miku
My PlayerzPot XI:
When it comes to Pune facing Bengaluru, no doubt that Bengaluru has the form that has the winning formula.
PlayerzPot Predicted Score: Bengaluru 2-1 Pune.