ATK vs BFC Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Bengaluru FC vs ATK Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Indian Super League (ISL)
When: December 13, 07:30 PM, IST
Where: Sree Kanteerava Stadium
ATK vs BFC Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Bengaluru FC can extend their lead at the top to seven points when they host playoffs hopefuls ATK in the Indian Super League match at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru, tomorrow on Thursday evening (IST).
Bengaluru FC dropped more points in the last two games than they did in the entire season before those two matches. But the biggest point is that the team remains unbeaten, and lead the regular season table by three points head of Mumbai City, having played a game less than them.
The draw came against NorthEast United and Mumbai City. And there were moments in those two games when the absence of super striker Miku never felt more since he injured himself.
Gyeltshen is a good player but Miku’s physical presence and his ability to hold the ball up and link up the play with Sunil Chhetri is a nightmare for any team’s defence. Against the Highlanders, the Men in Blue had many opportunities to produce a deadly counter attack but more often than not, Chhetri remained in seclusion in those situations.
The all-time Indian top goal scorer has found the back of the net on five occasions but remains without a goal in the last three matches. With the Business end of the season approaching and Miku out, the last thing the last season’s beaten finalists would want at this stage of the competition is Chhetri to lose his scoring boots.
The two-time Indian Super League champions have, to some extent, done a very good recovering job.
When the 2018-19 campaign started, the last season’s ghosts were still circling over ATK. For a team which has such a solid record in ISL, and feed energy off its unparalleled loyal fan base, it was a nightmarish campaign last season when ATK finished the campaign second bottom, accumulating just 16 points from the 18 regular season games.
So when ATK lost the two opening games, manager Steve Coppell was already under a higher pressure. But since then it has been a ride into an upward trajectory for ATK and they lost just once in the last nine games, winning four and drawing the other four. As a result, the Kolkata based franchise is very much in contention for the playoff positions.
At this moment, Coppell’s men are 6th, only one point adrift of 4th placed FC Goa.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Bengaluru FC – W W W W D D
ATK – L W D D W D
ATK vs BFC Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Bengaluru FC vs ATK Team News:
Injured – The 33-year-old Venezuelan Miku is still out injured and there’s no specific time date when he could return to the action. For the time being, Bengaluru have to make do without him.
Suspended – Midfielder Harmanjot Khabra picked up his fifth yellow card of the season and will be serving a one-game ban in this match.
Questionable – None at this moment.
Note: Bengaluru’s performance in the last two games has been quite uncanny and we can expect manager Carles Cuadrat to make some changes to his starting XI ahead of this match. Striker Gyeltshen could be replaced by Thongkhosiem Haokip
Key Players – Dimas Delgado, Sunil Chhetri
Injured – Alfaro suffered an Achilles tendon injury a fortnight ago and is expected to miss he rest of the season. The visitors don’t have any injury concerns ahead of this match. All the big guns are available for selection.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: ATK’s mid-season signing Eli Babalj hasn’t been given enough time to prove his worth to the team. The Australian could start in this match.
While the likes of Jayesh Rane and Komal Thatal have the pace to trouble Rahul Bheke and Nishu Kumar on the flanks.
Key Players – Manuel Lanzarote, John Johnson
ATK vs BFC Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Bengaluru FC– Gurpreet (GK), Bheke, Serran, Juanan, Nishu, Paartalu, Xisco, Delgado, Udanta, Chhetri, Thongkhosiem Haokip
ATK– Bhattacharya (GK), Mukherjee, Johnson, Bikey, Lallawmawma, Halder, Vieira, Sharma, Lanzarote, Thatal, Santos
ATK vs BFC Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
For ATK, this is a very very crunch fixture considering the number of games and points tally they have at this stage of the tournament.
And that’s why this game could be the right opportunity for Bengaluru to end their winless streak as they can expect some spaces here in the match.
Nishu Kumar and Bheke will be our options on the wings, and you can expect a good return from them. Gerson is versatile while Johnson has been solid at the back.
In the midfield, we have Udant, in good scoring form, Dimas, Bengaluru’s most creative player and Xisco, a guy who loves to break down the play.
Chhetri is our vice-captain.
Chhetri is our captain in this match. We are expecting a dogged performance from the visitors and expect them to nullify the hosts.
Everton Santos will be playing as a striker and you can expect quick and the long balls flying towards him. He can certainly hold on to the football.
Not many changes in the midfield.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
A trip to Sree Kanteerava Stadium is one of the hardest these days. ATK have no choice but to go full Monty as a negative result may left them a little bit behind in the race for the playoffs spots.
That’s why we think the hosts could find some spaces for themselves.
Bengaluru not to lose.
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