ATK Mohun Bagan faces Chennaiyin FC at Fatorda Stadium in the 66th match of the Hero Indian Super League on Thursday.
After a goalless draw against SC EastBengal in their earlier match, Chennaiyin FC will be looking to get back to the winning way. They are currently in the is 8th position at the standing table.
Likewise, ATK Mohun Bagan played a 1-1 draw against FC Goa in their previous fixture. With just 5 point margin between them and the League leaders Mumbai City FC.
ATK Mohun Bagan vs Chennaiyin FC Preview:
The Mariners earned a single point from their last two matches. As they are one of the toughest teams in the Indian Super League, Yet facing difficulties in scoring goals. They have scored a total of 11 goals which is the second-lowest goals scored this season.
Meanwhile, the Chennaiyin have the lowest goals scored so far. As the tier -1 league of India is in its final stretch the Marina Machans will be eying to get a place in the playoffs.
ATK Mohun Bagan vs Chennaiyin FC Team News:
Chennaiyin FC lost their skipper Rafael Crivellaro to a long term knee injury. Since his absence from the team, they managed to get 5 points from their last 5 fixtures.
Esmael Goncalves who was out due to an injury had recovered and he played as a substitute for the Marina Machans in their match against Odisha FC on 10 January.
He slotted two goals in their previous outing against Odisha FC on 13 January to hand Chennaiyin the most needed win. Csaba Laszlo is likely to line his starting XI in a 4-3-2-1 formation.
“The magic word is balance. We need to find the balance between attack and defense. Now, we have to attack more… this season, due to Covid-19, the league has been very competitive. Any team can win, draw or lose. All teams have good players. We have to control the small details. We are working to be the best.”-Antonio Lopez Habas
Whereas Mohun Bagan ought to start with the same team. With Roy Krishna and David Williams playing as forwards. Habas shall be going with the 3-5-2 formation for the match.
Predicted Lines-ups and Score:
ATK Mohun Bagan: Arindam, Prabir Kotal, Tiri, S Jhingan, Subhasish Bose, Prabir Das, Carl McHugh, Manvir Singh, Edu Garcia, David Williams, Roy Krishna.
Chennaiyin FC: Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, E Sabia, E Sipovic, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Anirudh Thapa, Memo, Fatkhulo, Esmael, L Chhangte, Rahim Ali.
ATK Mohun Bagan 1 – 1 Chennaiyin FC
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