Bengaluru FC find themselves in a crunch clash against ATK Mohun Bagan as they look to push for a top-four finish. The Blues were held to a goalless draw by Chennaiyin FC in their last match, while ATK Mohun Bagan registered a 4-1 victory over Odisha FC. This season has been unlikely no other for the Blues, who have struggled to duplicate their form of past seasons. They have picked up just one win in their 10 matches, and have struggled at both ends of the pitch.
Meanwhile, ATK Mohun Bagan have netted seven goals in their last two games, and have finally found their scoring boots. Their air-tight defence has conceded just 10 goals this season, only table-toppers Mumbai City FC have conceded fewer. However, the Mariners haven't kept a clean sheet in their last three games, and the Blues will be hoping their defensive struggles continue.
Venue and Telecast details:
Venue: Fatorda Stadium, Margoa, Goa
Time: 7:30pm IST
English Telecast: Star Sports 1 SD & HD, Star Sports 2 SD & HD
Hindi Telecast: Star Sports Hindi 1 SD & HD, Star Sports 3, Star Gold 2
Live Stream: Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Lalthuammawia Ralte, Lara Sharma, Sharon
Defenders: Juanan, Rahul Bheke, Francisco Gonzalez, Ajith Kumar, Joe Zoherliana, Biswa Darjee, Namgyal Bhutia, Parag Srivas, Pratik Chaudhari, Wungngayam Muirang
Midfielders: Dimas Delgado, Erik Paartalu, Suresh Wangjam, Thoi Singh, Emanuel Lalchhanchhuaha, Amay Morajkar, Harmanjot Khabra, Cleiton Silva, Xisco Hernandez
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Kristian Opseth, Ashique Kuruniyan, Udanta Singh, Edmund Lalrindika, Leon Augustin, Semboi Haokip, Naorem Singh
Key Players: Sunil Chhetri, Cleiton Silva
ATK Mohun Bagan
Goalkeepers: Arindam Bhattacharja, Avilash Paul, Arsh Shaikh
Defenders: Tiri, Pritam Kotal, Prabir Das, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose, Sumit Rathi, Salam Ranjan Singh
Midfielders: Pronay Halder, Javier Hernandez, Edu Garcia, Carl McHugh, Lenny Rodrigues, Jayesh Rane, Regin Michael, Sahil Sheikh, N Engson Singh
Forwards: David Williams, Roy Krishna, Manvir Singh, Md. Fardin Ali Molla, Komal Thatal, Marcelo Pereira
Key Players: Roy Krishna, Manvir Singh
Prediction: ATK Mohun Bagan are looking to do the league double over Bengaluru FC this season, having already beaten them 1-0 in the reverse fixture. Despite their upturn in form, the Blues go into this game as underdogs. And the Mariners' consistency of late should be enough to see them clinch all three points.
We predict a 1-0 win for ATK Mohun Bagan.