ATK vs FCG Dream11: Having dropped all three points in the last game, ATK will have their task cut out when they host table-toppers FC Goa in the Indian Super League this weekend at Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), as they aim for the immediate response to the shocking 0-1 home defeat to Kerala Blasters.
That said, ATK have no reason to feel sub-standard against the leaders, not after the season they have had so far. They are 3rd on the points table, with the three points the only difference in both team's measurement ahead of this game. This is something ATK can bring up to the level ground with all three points in front of the home fans.
The Gaurs, though, are once again showing that they belong to the highest level in the ISL. For the past couple of seasons, they are the most consistent sides. They have lost only one game in the last seven matches.
Visitors: FC Goa
Competition: Indian Super League
Match Venue: Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium)
Match Timing: Saturday, January 18, @07:30 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
ATK to win: 3.40 (12/5), Probability to happen: 29.41%
FC Goa to win: 2.10 (11/10), Probability to happen: 47.62%
Draw: 3.10 (21/10), Probability to happen: 32.26%
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ATK Team News: First thing first, ATK head-coach Antonio Lopez Habas is suspended for this game following a tussle with Blasters assistant coach Ishfaq Ahmed in the last game. Manuel Perez Cascallan will be managing the team from the touchline as a result.
ATK are expected to have their talisman, David Williams, back following an injury, with the Australian lining up with captain Roy Krishna upfront. ATK are a totally different beast when the duo plays together.
Midfielder Edu Garcia is carrying a knock and will be monitored before the game.
How ATK may line-up?
This will be the first game for ATK after it was announced that they have taken 80% stakes in Mohun Bagan and will go into the 2020-21 season under the new identification as ATK Mohun Bagan. So expect more vigour and passion from the players and the fans, something which the club found hard to tap into due to the presence of giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan in Kolkata.
As mentioned above, David Williams is back and will be starting, alongside Roy Krishna. His return will provoke a chain reaction of change with either Victor Mongil or Mandi Sosa dropping down to the bench.
Despite the defeat in the last game, Antonio López Habas is expected to go more or less with the same playing 11 that lined-up against the Blasters.
ATK key players:
Roy Krishna: 08 Goals.
David Williams: 05 Goals.
Edu Garcia: 03 Goals.
Brandon Fernadez's absence will surely be felt considering he is the league's highest assist maker. Seiminlen Doungel is expected to replace him in the playing 11.
FC Goa key players:
Ferran Corominas: 08 Goals.
Hugo Boumous: 04 Goals.
Mourtada Fall: 02 Goals.
ATK: Arindam Bhattacharya (GK), Prabir Das, Agus Garcia, Pritam Kotal, Sumit Rathi, Michael Soosairaj, Pronay Halder, Javi Hernandez, Mandi Sosa, David Williams, Roy Krishna
FC Goa: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Mandar Rao Desai, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Ahmed Jahouh, Lenny Rodrigues, Hugo Boumous, Seiminlen Doungal, Jackichand Singh, Ferran Corominas
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