Winless in their last five Indian Super League (ISL) matches, Bengaluru FC will be looking to arrest the worrying trend when they face Kerala Blasters FC in a crunch Southern Derby on Wednesday.
After going undefeated in their first five matches in ISL 2020-21, BFC have seen a dramatic change in fortunes. Four matches into the dip in form, the club parted ways with long-time head coach Carles Cuadrat.
Interim head coach Naushad Moosa came in and led the team to a 1-1 draw against strugglers NorthEast United FC in their last match but getting a win under their belt will be imperative for Sunil Chhetri and Co. Watch Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC and other ISL round 13 fixtures on live streaming and on TV in India.
The Blues enjoy an impressive 5-1 head-to-head record in the ISL against the Yellow Brigade. The last time the two met in the reverse leg this season in December, Bengaluru FC came out as 4-2 winners. Sunil Chhetri, Cleiton Silva and the rest of the BFC squad will be eyeing a similar result this time around as well against the Blasters.
Kibu Vicuna's Kerala Blasters, meanwhile, seem to be recovering slowly from a torrid start to their ISL 2020-21 campaign and with an eye to mount a late challenge for the top four, will go all out against their regional rivals.
For Kerala, the striking duo of Gary Hooper and Jordan Murray will hold the key in the upcoming contest.
In another key fixture of the round, second-placed ATK Mohun Bagan will face third-placed FC Goa.
Where to watch ISL matches live?
Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC and other ISL 2020-21 matches of round 13 will be telecast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi and their respective HD TV channels in India.
The match will also be telecast on the Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada and the Star Sports 1 Bangla regional TV channels.
Live streaming of ISL matches will be available on Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV.
ISL 2020-21 fixtures for round 13 and live match times
All times are Indian Standard Times (IST)
Sunday, January 17
Jamshedpur FC vs NorthEast United FC – 5:00 PM IST
FC Goa vs ATK Mohun Bagan – 7:30 PM IST
Monday, January 18
Chennaiyin FC vs East Bengal – 7:30 PM IST
Tuesday, January 19
Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC – 7.30 PM IST
Wednesday, January 20
Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC – 7:30 PM IST
_Lead photo: ISL Media