Bengaluru vs Goa Preview
- Bengaluru vs Goa predictions for Sunday's Indian Super League match.
- Bengaluru have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches against Goa.
- Goa have drawn 6 of their last 7 matches.
- Match preview, predictions and latest team news.
Bengaluru must win to keep their finals hopes alive (Getty Images)
Bengaluru kept their finals hopes alive with a huge 4-2 win over high-flying Mumbai City on Monday.
The Blues took the lead in the opening minute through Cleiton Silva, who got a second in the 22nd minute.
Adam Le Fondre scored twice for Mumbai, but two goals from Sunil Chhetri sealed the points for Bengaluru.
It was a second win in the last four games for Naushad Moosa's side, who also defeated East Bengal 2-0.
In between, they drew 0-0 with Chennaiyin and were beaten 2-0 by leaders ATK Mohun Bagan.
Bengaluru Team News
Bengaluru welcome back centre-back Pratik Chaudhari after a one-game suspension.
Full-back Rahul Bheke missed the last game but could return from a knock, while winger Leon Augustine Asokan is closing in on a return.
Winger Ashique Kuruniyan made his return from the substitute bench against Mumbai City.
Spanish midfielder Dimas Delgado could be available again after completing a quarantine period.
Goa ended a run of six straight draws when defeating bottom of the table Odisha 3-1 on Wednesday.
Albert Noguerra and Jorge Ortiz scored first-half goals before Diego Mauricio halved the deficit. Ivan Garrido sealed the win 15 minutes from time.
It continued a high-scoring trend for The Gaurs, who have seen over 3.5 goals in their last four matches.
In their previous three games, Juan Ferrando's side had drawn 2-2 with NorthEast United and Chennaiyin and finished level with Mumbai City in a 3-3 draw.
Goa Team News
Spanish midfielder Edu Bedia will be available after the completion of his one-game ban.
Bedia was facing a further suspension for an incident against Chennaiyin, but was acquitted of biting claims.
Midfielder Brandon Fernandes remains a doubt after sitting out recent weeks with injury.
Head to Head
Bengaluru hold the edge in their previous eight clashes with Goa. The Blues have won four times to Goa's one victory, while there have been three draws.
It was an entertaining 2-2 when the sides met at the start of the season in November. Cleiton Silva and Juanan put Bengaluru 2-0 up before an Igor Angulo double earned Goa a draw.
Both sides remain in the hunt for the finals. Sixth-placed Bengaluru need to win or face elimination, while fourth-placed Goa still have work to do to wrap up a top four finish.
The Gaurs have been draw specialists of late and another share of the points is predicted. Over 3.5 goals is value as is a 2-2 correct scoreline.
- Bengaluru are undefeated in 5 of their last 6 matches (Indian Super League).
- Bengaluru have drawn 3 of their last 6 matches (Indian Super League).
- Bengaluru have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches against Goa (Indian Super League).
- Goa are unbeaten in their last 11 matches (Indian Super League).
- Goa have drawn 6 of their last 7 matches (Indian Super League).
- Goa have seen BTTS in 11 of their last 12 matches (Indian Super League).
- Goa have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 4 matches (Indian Super League).
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