ATK vs BFC Dream11: ATK will be playing hosts to Bengaluru FC in the second leg of Indian Super League semi-final match at Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) on Sunday evening (IST). The Kolkata-based side is on the back foot having lost the first leg 0-1 at Sree Kanteerava Stadium. Bengaluru's Jamaican trump-card Deshorn Brown scored the all-important goal for the reigning champions in the first leg. Although the task is harder, the two-time ISL champions will be a different animal in the second leg, as they will be playing in front of their staunch home supporters, and also because they had the second-best home record in the regular season.
Host: ATK Visitors: Bengaluru FC Competition: Indian Super League Match Venue: Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) Capacity: 85,000 Match Timing: March 08, @07:30 PM
ATK vs BFC Dream11 Football Team Prediction – Odds checker:
ATK to win: 2.10 (19/4), Probability to happen: 17.39% Bengaluru FC to win: 3.38 (09/20), Probability to happen: 68.97% Draw: 3.64 (4/1), Probability to happen: 20.00%
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ATK vs Bengaluru FC Team News:
ATK Team News:
Indian centre-back Anas Edathodika remains sidelined for the two-time ISL champions. The 21-year-old has been ruled out for at least six months because of an injury he suffered in the regular-season.
Spanish defender Austin Garcia, also known as Agus Garcia, is expected to miss this game as well owing to an injury.
ATK head coach Antonio López Habas is expected to go with the same backline start started in the first leg, with Rathi, Johnson and Kotal forming the back three, while Soosairaj and Das should provide the width.
The change is likely to happen in the midfield following a less than convincing display in the first leg. Edu Garcia, Javi Hernandez, and Michael Reign all struggled to keep hold of the ball, and hardly affected the game with their passing. That said, Garcia will most likely keep his place, but Hernandez may lose his place to Mandi Sosa, and Reign to Jayesh Rane.
ATK key players:
Roy Krishna: Was wrongly flagged off-side in the first half. He had a couple of other opportunities, and you would have backed him to find the net on any other day. That said, he remains ATK‘s best hope to score in this game.
David Williams: He has had a good season. He has five goals and four assists.
Bengaluru FC team news:
The champions will have to make to without a couple of first-team players.
Center-Back Albert Serran remains out and won't feature here, while left wing-back Nishu Kumar is suspended following dismissal in the first leg.
Indian international Ashique Kuruniyan is likely to replace suspended Nishi Kumar in the playing 11.
The rest of the should remain same, with head coach Carles Cuadrat having no reason whatsoever to flirt with his playing 11.
Bengaluru FC key players:
Sunil Chhetri: He has nine goals this season.
Deshorn Brown: Scored the all-important goal in the first leg.
Erik Paartalu: The rock-solid defensive midfielder can also impact the game on the other end.
Dimas Delgado: He is also a key figure for Bengaluru.
ATK vs Bengaluru FC predicted playing 11:
ATK: Arindam Bhattacharya (GK), Pritam Kotal, John Johnson, Sumit Rathi, Prabir Das, Jayesh Rane, Mandi Sosa, Javi Hernandez, Michael Soosairaj, David Williams, Roy Krishna Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan Gonzalez, Ashique Kuruniyan, Erik Paartalu, Suresh Wangjam, Dimas Delgado, Sunil Chhetri, Deshorn Brown
ATK vs BFC Dream11 Team prediction:
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ATK vs BFC Dream11 prediction for Today’s match:
ATK are at home and will be feeding energy off the home fans, but Bengaluru are accustomed to these kinds of challenges, and will not be moved by the tantrums thrown by the home fans. We back Bengaluru to play a draw here.