Bengaluru FC have looked decent in the AFC Cup, where they have managed to win two out of their three games in the competition. They are currently placed second in Group E, as they prepare to face Warriors FC from Singapore at Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday.
When the two teams met last month, the Indian club turned triumphant winning it 1-0. Midfielder Joshua Walker slotted home a penalty in the 36th minute of the game at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. Despite not possessing a number of first team players, the Indian club managed to salvage three points from the game.
The Singaporean Club has struggled in the competition, where they are yet to grab a point. They have only scored a single goal in the competition and languish in the last position of Group E.
Hence, it would be a surprise if the Warriors defeat Bengaluru FC on Tuesday.
"We're looking forward to what will be our fourth game in the AFC Cup. With two wins in three games, we are in a decent position on the group and coming here to get a win will only strengthen that," IANS quoted Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood as saying.
Westwood knows a victory on Tuesday would help them inch closer to the next round of the competition as well.
But, Westwood knows that their opponent will come at them hard for they are in dire need of a victory to help them have any chances of progressing through in the tournament.
"They have lost three games in this group and I'm uncertain of how they will choose to approach this game. If they have to qualify, they need to win all three games so we need to see what kind of team they put out," he said.
Though, Warriors FC is set to miss their Argentinean midfielder Nicolas Velez due to suspension, Bengaluru FC have a full squad to choose from, which would make the team from India stronger compared to last time when these two teams met.
"The difference from last time is that we have our internationals back and we will be better equipped with regards to squad depth."
But, an entertaining game can be expected between these two sides, who have had a decent run in their domestic leagues of late. Bengaluru FC have not lost a single game in their last five matches, while Warriors have won four out of their last five.
Where to Watch Live
The game is scheduled for a 7:30pm ET (5pm IST, 11:30am GMT) start with live TV coverage in India on Star Sports 2 and viewers across Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan can watch on the same channel.
Viewers in Singapore can catch the action live on Fox Sports Singapore and Malaysian Viewers can watch it live on Fox Sports Malaysia.