ATK vs FCG Dream11: Last season's beaten-finalist FC Goa and the two-time winners ATK meet in a highlight fixture between two of the most consistent teams in Indian Super League this season, this weekend at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium), on Saturday evening (IST).
For the past two seasons, since Sergio Lobera took charge of the team, FC Goa have been a synonym for the ultimate goal-scoring provenance in ISL. They are perhaps the best team in ISL on turnovers, with the counter-attack polished by a fluid passing of no more than three or four touches to send the attacker into the opponents' final third.
However, their attacking instincts seem to be a notch below this season than what you would expect from them, but the Gaurs remain one of the most dangerous and attack-minded teams in the league with the results like 3-0 win against Chennaiyin FC and 2-4 away win over Mumbai City FC timely proofs of their attacking reservoir.
With three wins and three draws from seven games, Goa are fourth, but can finish the round at the top of the table with a win and if a couple of favourable results.
ATK meanwhile are flying in the highest zones as they sit at the top of the table having won four times, drawing two and losing the other in the first seven games. The two-time champions have racked up the most goals (15) and conceded the second-fewest goals (05) in the league so far.
Host: FC Goa
Competition: Indian Super League
Match Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium)
Match Timing: Friday, December 14, @07:30 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Though ATK are leading the table, Goa are being seen as the most likely team to get the win here as they are priced 11/10 here. That said, a win for ATK is the second expected result here.
FC Goa to win: 2.10 (11/10), Probability to happen: 47.62%
ATK to win: 3.00 (2/1), Probability to happen: 33.33%
Draw: 3.30 (23/10), Probability to happen: 30.30%
Dream11 likely scenario and tips:
These two teams are the best-attacking teams in the ISL, so don't expect either team to end the match with a shut out. ATK's Roy Krishna and last season's Golden Boot winner Ferran Corominas should be the captain option in the small leagues, but the likes of David Williams, Eduardo Garcia and Hugo Bouomous can be good options as well.
FC Goa team news: Super striker Ferran Corominas, who missed the last game due to an injury, is still a doubt and will be evaluated before the game. No other injury problems for the Gaurs.
FC Goa key players:
Ferran Corominas: 03 Goals.
Hugo Boumous: 02 Goals.
Lenny Rodrigues: 02 Goals.
Manvir Singh: 02 Goals.
Carlos Pena: 02 Goals.
ATK team news: ATK will go into the game without Pronay Halder and Carl McHugh who are both suspended for this game.
ATK key players:
Roy Krishna: 06 Goals.
David Williams: 04 Goals.
Eduardo Martin: 03 Goals.
FC Goa: Nawaz (GK), Desai, Pena, Fall, Seriton, Jahouh, Rodrigues, Brandon, Bedia, Boumous, Manvir
ATK: Bhattacharya (GK), Soosairaj, Salam, Iniguez, Kotal, Prabir, Garcia, Sehnaj, Hernandez, Williams, Krishna
We back a score draw here.