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AFC Cup 2022: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Gokulam Kerala preview, where to watch in India, probable XI & prediction

Arjun Singh Devgan
ATK Mohun Bagan will play their opener of the 2022 AFC Cup at home
ATK Mohun Bagan will play their opener of the 2022 AFC Cup at home / ISL
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Indian Super League (ISL) side, ATK Mohun Bagan will host I-League winners, Gokulam Kerala FC in their AFC Cup 2022 Group D opener at the Salt Lake Stadium on Wednesday, 18 May.

The current format of the AFC Cup comprises of 38 clubs from five Asian Zones i.e south, west, central, east, and southeast - with the sides set to compete for the crown. The two Indian sides currently belong to the south zone and have been in Group D along with Bashundhara Kings of Bangladesh and Maziya SRC of the Maldives.

Here's everything you need to know about this AFC Champions League clash

Date and time

The game will take place on Wednesday, 18 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.

Team News

ATK Mohun Bagan will be without key defender, Sandesh Jhingan after he suffered an injury in a practice game. The rest of the team is fit and available for selection.

Gokulam Kerala have no injury issues, with head coach, Vincenzo Alberto Annese having a fully fit squad to choose from.


Head-to-Head

This will be the first time that ATK Mohun Bagan and Gokulam Kerala will face each other in a competitive game. However, the two sides have met six times prior to ATKMB's merger in the Durand Cup and I-League.

Four out of the six games have ended in draws, while each side have won one game each.

ATK Mohun Bagan vs Gokulam Kerala FC probable XI

ATK Mohun Bagan: Amrinder Singh; Subhasish Bose, Tiri, Pritam Kotal, Prabir Das; Hugo Boumous, Deepak Tangri, Joni Kauko; Liston Colaco, Roy Krishna, Manvir Singh.

Gokulam Kerala FC: Rakshit Dagar; Aminou Bouba, Muhammed Uvais, Alex Saji, Mohammed Jassim; Emil Benny, Rishad, Sharif Mukhammad; Jourdain Fletcher, Thahir Zaman, Luka Majcen.

ATK Mohun Bagan vs Gokulam Kerala FC prediction

We predict a 1-1 draw.

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