Both, Chennaiyin FC and Bengaluru FC opened their Indian Super League 2022-23 campaign on a winning note and will lock horns on Friday, October 14 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in the Southern derby. The teams will head into the game in a quest to enhance their winning streak.
While The Blues defeated NorthEast United FC 1-0 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka on October 8, Marina Machans defeated ATK Mohun Bagan 1-2 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, West Bengal on Monday. In their last five head-to-head ISL fixtures, Bengaluru FC are unbeaten as they defeated Chennaiyin thrice.
Defender Alan Costa scored a late winner in Bengaluru's victory over NorthEast United, which is also the only goal of the match. On the other hand, Chennaiyin came from behind to beat ATK Mohun Bagan 1-2. Forward Manvir Singh scored the opener for the Marina Machans while Kwame Karikari scored an equalizer from the spot before forward Rahim Ali scored the winner in the 82nd minute.
Check the predictions for the match between Chennaiyin FC and Bengaluru FC:
1. Goal scorer prediction
Indian football team and Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri is expected to score in the Southern derby while his teammate Roy Krishna is also in a good form and could play an important role in his side's victory against Chennaiyin. For the Marina Machans, Karikari and Rahim Ali are expected to score a goal at home.
2. Top Players
Midfielder Anirudh Thapa could play a significant role in Chennaiyin FC's victory over arch-rivals Bengaluru FC, while defender Alan Costa could again become the main man in Bengaluru FC's victory.
3. Man of the Match
Anirudh Thapa could receive the Man of the Match award considering his fitness and past performances.
4. Final Score
Bengaluru FC are unbeaten in their last five head-to-head ISL fixtures against Chennaiyin FC as the Blues defeated the Marines thrice, while played draws on two occasions. Bengaluru FC are expected to beat Chennaiyin FC 2-0 on Friday.
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