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ISL experts predict the semi-final 2nd leg between ATK Mohun Bagan & Hyderabad FC

Mudeet Arora
John Gregory is one of the experts who has predicted the second leg between ATKMB and HFC
John Gregory is one of the experts who has predicted the second leg between ATKMB and HFC / AFP Contributor/GettyImages

Hyderabad FC take on ATK Mohun Bagan in the semi-final second leg on Wednesday evening.

Manuel Marquez's side has a 3-1 advantage over the torch-bearers of football from Eastern India.

The Indian Super League's official website asked their expert panelists regarding their prediction for this second-leg and here's what they said:

John Gregory’s prediction

ATK Mohun Bagan 2-2 Hyderabad FC (Aggregate: 3-5)

ATK Mohun Bagan obviously have to score as early as possible to get back in this semi-final.

Hyderabad FC though are an outstanding team on the counter-attack and if ATK Mohun Bagan are without the “rock” that is Tiri in the heart of their defence, Hyderabad FC could certainly add to their brilliant goal tally and cruise into the Hero Indian Super League final on March 20.

Erik Paartalu’s prediction

ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 Hyderabad FC (Aggregate: 3-4)

Big injuries to key players for ATK Mohun Bagan are going to hurt them. Being down by two goals, I can see them scoring one or two for sure but I'm also sure of Hyderabad FC being able to score at least one goal as well.

I think the experience of players through the spine for Hyderabad FC will get them through those uncertain moments in the game where they will be put under big pressure by ATK Mohun Bagan.

Paul Masefield’s prediction

ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 Hyderabad FC (Aggregate: 3-4)

ATK Mohun Bagan have a bit of a mountain to climb. But it’s only two goals so it’s not over. But if you turned around and looked at how Hyderabad FC played, they got the tactics absolutely spot on and I don’t think they will back down at all. They managed to hold out as best as they could. They have that two-goal cushion which means ATK Mohun Bagan have to be on the offence but they don’t need to start that way. The biggest problem for them is Tiri being missing. I really think that it’s going to affect them massively. He might have to reshuffle his pack and I can’t see them keeping a clean sheet. I feel they need that clean sheet to go through. It’s going to be really tough and hard and I think Hyderabad FC might just nick the first goal. If that happens, the tie is all over.

I’m going to go for a 2-1 win for ATK Mohun Bagan but Hyderabad FC will go through.