19th match of Hero Indian Super League 2017-18 will be played between NorthEast United FC and Bengaluru FC on 8th December 2017. The soccer match is going to be played at Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium, which is situated in Guwahati. The game is scheduled to start 8:00 PM as per Indian Standard Time.
Bengaluru FC will be playing its fourth football match in this domestic football tournament of India. NorthEast United FC and Bengaluru’s football club will face each other in ISL match for the first time. The two teams have never confronted against each other in any soccer match of this league.
Owned by Shillong Lajong Football Club and Bollywood actor John Abraham, NorthEast United FC has not maintained consistency in its performance in all seasons of ISL. Under the mentorship of coach João de Deus, the team faced many ups and downs in its overall performance in all three seasons of the league. Till now, the team has not won a single title.
After showcasing poor performance in the initial season of India’s domestic soccer tournament, NorthEast United football team grew its performance in 2nd season. However, NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) never managed to reach into the final game of any season of Indian Super League due its dull performances.
Portuguese footballer Nelo Vingada has been appointed as the new football manager of NEUFC for the ongoing season of ISL. Under his crucial guidance and training, NorthEast United football club is expected to perform well in the upcoming matches to create new records in this season of ISL.
In the first season of ISL, performance of NorthEast United FC wasn’t up to the mark. The team could win only three matches and faced defeats in five games. Earning 15 points with the total performance in the football league, NorthEast United FC remained at the bottom rank in the score table.
In second edition of Hero Indian Super League, NorthEast United FC exhibited progress in its performance and sealed victories in six games. Loosing only two matches, the soccer team bagged strong position in top four best performer teams in ISL 2015 points table. NEUFC earned 20 points from the 6 victories and secured 4th rank in the point table.
With further decline in performance, NorthEast United FC registered victories in five matches in ISL 2016. Facing defeats in six games, the team didn’t manage to break its own record of earning 20 points in the previous season of league. However, NEUFC acquired fifth rank in the standings by earning 18 points in the 3rd edition of Hero Indian Super League.
Bengaluru FC is the newly introduced football team in this season of Hero Indian Super League. Owned by JSW Group, the team played its debut match against Mumbai City FC on 19th November this year. Former Spanish footballer Albert Roca has been appointed as the head coach of Bengaluru FC for this season of Indian Super League.
Bengaluru’s football team confronted with Delhi Dynamos FC in its 2nd match which was played on 26th November 2017. The team took on FC Goa in its third ISL match. The soccer game was played on 30th November this year. Goa’s FC and Bengaluru FC confronted in that football match at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, which is situated in Goa.
Performances of both teams have impressed their fans and supporters as the teams received a victorious start to their journey in this league. Both teams will be eyeing on clinching victory in this match which is strategically important for them to score more points and attain good rank in the points table.