The Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru has always been a fortress of success in the Indian Super League (ISL) for Bengaluru FC. Their impeccable record at home has played a pivotal role in securing playoff berths. Since their debut in the ISL in 2017, Bengaluru FC have only missed out on the playoffs twice, with both instances occurring during seasons played behind closed doors in Goa due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This underscores the significance of their dominance on their home turf, with each season witnessing their march into the semi-finals propelled by dominating performances at home.

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They hardly lose any game when they play at home and have maintained a winning record of 66.66% at home with an average goal difference of +7.8 across the five seasons. Despite facing challenges on the road this season, Bengaluru FC have maintained their dominance at home. With an impressive home record, they have once again demonstrated why Sree Kanteerava Stadium is synonymous with success for the Blues.

Bengaluru FC have lost just one game at home this season, which came against current table-toppers Mumbai City FC back in December 2023. In fact, this was their first defeat at home since their semi-final defeat to Mumbai City FC only back in March 2023.

Bengaluru FC’s Home record across seasons

Season

Played

Wins

Draws

Losses

Goal Scored

Goal Conceded

Goal Difference

2017-18

10

7

1

2

18

7

+11

2018-19

10

7

3

0

18

7

+11

2019-20

10

7

2

1

17

6

+11

2022-23

12

8

0

4

16

11

+5

2023-24*

9

5

3

1

11

10

+1

In the ongoing season, with 21 points from 19 matches, they currently sit seventh in the points table. 

If we were to rank teams based on their performance at home this season, Bengaluru FC would be positioned fifth on the table. Despite facing challenges this season, including a change in head coach, BFC has managed to maintain their dominance when playing at home.

 

With just three matches left in the ISL 2023-24 season, the Blues find themselves at a juncture where their upcoming fixtures will shape their destiny. Of these, two are at home hosting Odisha FC and Mohun Bagan Super Giant. Despite the odds favouring the visitors, who have achieved success and already booked their playoff berths, these home games offer Bengaluru FC a prime opportunity to keep their playoff aspirations for this season alive.

However, it's not just their home matches that will determine their fate.  Their final away league fixture against East Bengal FC on April 7, following their game against Odisha FC, carries significant importance. A victory in this match would mark the Blues' first win on the road this season.

Bengaluru FC's Remaining Matches

Vs Odisha FC (H) March 30

Vs East Bengal FC (A) April 7

Vs Mohun Bagan SG (H) April 11

As the Blues brace themselves for a decisive stretch in their campaign, “Fortress Kanteerava” stands as a beacon of hope amid adversity.