Indian Super League (ISL) side, ATK Mohun Bagan will look to get their AFC Cup 2022 campaign back on track when they host Bangladeshi side, Bashundhara Kings in their second game at the Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday, 21 May.
ATK Mohun Bagan started their campaign in the worst possible way when they were shocked 4-2 by fellow Indian side, Gokulam Kerala FC in what was a poor game by their high standards. Head coach, Juan Ferrando admitted that failure to take their chances cost them on the night and they have to win their remaining games if they are to maintain their hopes of qualifying for the inter-zone playoff semi-finals as only one team from Group D will make it to the next round.
Bashundhara Kings for their part come into the game on the back of a hard-fought 1-0 win over Maziya. The Kings would consider themselves fortunate to secure all three points on the night, considering that they only registered 42 per cent possession and 344 passes when compared to their opponents (58 per cent possession and registered 471 passes).
Here's everything you need to know about this AFC Cup clash
Date and time
The game will take place on Saturday, 21 May at 4:30pm IST.
How to watch in India?
The Star Sports network (Star Sports and Star Sports Select) has the rights to show the AFC Cup 2022 matches in India. The game will be shown on Star Sports Select 3 and live stream will be available on Disney+ Hotstar and JioTV.
Juan Ferrando will be without key defender, Tiri who suffered an knee injury during their game against Gokulam Kerala and was brought off in the 38th minute. The team management confirmed that the Spaniard had tore his ACL and is ruled out for 7-8 weeks.
Bashundhara Kings have no injury issues and have a fully fit squad for the game.
ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bashundhara Kings Squads
ATK Mohun Bagan
Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Avilash Paul, Subrata Paul, Arsh Shaikh.
Defenders: Sumit Rathi, Gursimrat Singh, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Ashutosh Mehta, Ravi Rana, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Prabir Das.
Midfielders: Joni Kauko, Carl McHugh, Hugo Boumous, Abhishek Suryavanshi, Sheikh Sahil, Bidyananda Singh, Deepak Tangri, Michael Soosairaj, Lenny Rodrigues, Kiyan Nassiri, Ningomham Singh.
Forwards: David Williams, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco, Roy Krishna.
Goalkeepers: Anisur Rahman Zico, Sultan Sakhil, Hamidur Rahman Remon.
Defenders: Khaled Shafiei, Topu Barman, Kasto Kumar Bosh, Yeasin Arafat, Md Rimon Hossain, Monsur Amin, Tariq Kazi, Bishwanath Ghosh.
Midfielders: Masuk Miah Zoni, Atiqur Rahman Fahad, Miguel Ferreira, Sohel Rana, Biplu Ahmed, Matthew Chinedu.
Forwards: Robinho, Mahbubur Rahman, Mahdi Khan, Mohammad Ibrahim, Nuha Marong, Sumon Reza, Eleta Kingsley, Tawhidul Sabuz, Motin Mia.
ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bashundhara Kings prediction
Bashundhara Kings to edge past ATK Mohun Bagan 1-0.