ISL 2018-19: FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC - TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview

FC Goa and Bengaluru FC are set to lock horns in an Indian Super League (ISL) 2018-19 clash at the Fatorda stadium, Goa, on Thursday evening.

Game FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC
Date Thursday, November 22
Time 7:30 PM IST

 

TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM

Jackichand Singh FC Goa FC Pune City ISL 5

The Star Sports Network have the exclusive broadcasting rights of the ISL. The games will be shown with the option of English and/or Hindi commentary over their bouquet of television as well as digital platforms.

India TV channels Online streams
Star Sports 2/HD, Star Sports 1/HD Hotstar and Jio TV

Commentary will also be available in vernacular languages across India.

Malayalam TV channel Tamil TV channel
Asianet Movies Star Sports Tamil

 

TEAM NEWS

FC GOA:

FC Pune City possible XI v FC Goa ISL 5

Injured - None
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Ferran Corominas, Edu Bedia

 

BENGALURU FC:

Bengaluru FC possible XI v FC Goa ISL 5

Injured - Sunil Chhetri
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Miku, Dimas Delgado
 

GAME PREVIEW

FC Goa have dropped just the five points this season, after a draw to NorthEast United and a loss against Jamshedpur FC, and are table toppers. 

The Gaurs' last victims were Kerala Blasters (3-1 win), courtesy a brace by Ferran Corominas in an away fixture. What would please Lobera is that, it is not just Corominas and the likes of Edu Bedia who are scoring but their Indian players like Brandon Fernandes and Manvir Singh have also found the back of the net in the last couple of outings.

Goa's attacking play under Sergio Lobera, who has recently signed for another year until the end of 2019-20 season, needs no introduction. The Spanish gaffer is seldom worried about conceding goals owing to the style of play, as long as they can outscore their opponents.

Lobera has barely gone in for many changes in his first XI. They will be keen to inflict a first defeat on Bengaluru FC and continue their 100 per cent record at home. 

ATK Bengaluru FC

Bengaluru FC, with 13 points from four wins and a draw, are still unbeaten and come into the fixture with two games in hand as compared to the Goans. Carles Cuadrat's men will need to win by at least two goals on Thursday to go top of the table. 

Miku and the injured Sunil Chhetri contributed seven out of Bengaluru's 10 goals thus far. Chhetri is likely to miss the game due to an ankle injury and Kean Lewis could possibly get his first start for Bengaluru FC. 

It will be an interesting battle in midfield given the likes of Erik Paartalu and Harmanjot Khabra are up against Goa's Ahmed Jahouh and former Bengaluru midfielder Lenny Rodrigues while Bengaluru's defence appears to be better than their counterparts who have conceded thrice as many goals (12).

A Corominas hat-trick overpowered Miku's brace in the 4-3 win for the hosts in the last encounter between the two sides in Goa. Who will come on top this time?