Welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of this evening’s ATK Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda, Goa.
This is Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the pre-match buildup and minute-by-minute updates.
6:35 pm: Confirmed Line-ups out!
ATK Mohun Bagan Starting XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Subhasish Bose, Prabir Das, Deepak Tangri, Lenny Rodrigues, Joni Kauko, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco
NorthEast United FC Starting XI: Subhasish Roy (C) (GK), Mahoor Shereef, Zakaria Diallo, Gurjinder Kumar, Mohamed Irshad, Hernan Santana, Joe Zoherliana, Marco Sahanek, Pragyan Gogoi, Suhair Vadakkepeedika and Marcelo Pereira
6:15 pm: HEAD-TO-HEAD – ATK Mohun Bagan and NorthEast United have met 17 times in the past and the Mariners have come out on top 10 times, while NorthEast United has won four times and the match has been a draw thrice.
6:00 pm: Here is how we think both teams will lineup!!
ATK Mohun Bagan Predicted XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal (C), Tiri, Subhasish Bose, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, Manvir Singh, Hugo Boumous, Liston Colaco, David Williams.
NorthEast United FC Predicted XI: Subhasish Roy (C) (GK), Provat Lakra, Mahoor Shereef, Zakaria Diallo, Gurjinder Kumar, Mohamed Irshad, Imran Khan, Marco Sahanek, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Deshorn Brown and Marcelo Pereira.
ATK Mohun Bagan will be seeking to resume from where it left off in its previous win against current leader Hyderabad FC when it meets the bottom-placed NorthEast United FC in a return phase fixture of the ISL-8 at Fatorda on Saturday.
ATKMB is on a nine-game unbeaten run and is positioned in the fourth place of the table with 23 points from 13 matches, which is six less than Hyderabad FC (on 29 points).
Having regained a place in the play-off zone with the previous win, ATKMB will be aspiring to reach the top of the heap by maintaining the winning form. NorthEast United, which has not won a game in its last nine outings, thus gives ATKMB the psychological advantage before the start. The Highlanders have just 10 points from 16 games and is virtually out of contention for a playoff spot.
The ATKMB coach Juan Ferrando chose to be circumspect looking at a big list of injuries in the side. Beginning with the Fijian striker, Roy Krishna, many names in ATKMB’s foreigner roster are nursing injuries of varying degrees.
The Spanish coach hoped that his medical staff will able to help the players recover in time. “For the next few matches, the responsibility will be on the medical staff and fitness coach, because it is about recovery.”
“The fixtures have us playing frequent matches, so it is impossible to prepare the team in training sessions as the players remain very tired. The solution, in this case, is for the medical staff to prepare a good recovery,” said Ferrando before the match.
Where can you watch the match?
|The ATK Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United FC match will start at 7:30pm and will be telecast live on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be live streamed in the OTT Platform, Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.|