ATK vs MCFC Dream11: Two-time champions ATL play host to Mumbai City FC in the regular-season of Indian Super League (ISL), at Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), on Saturday evening
. Both the teams dropped points in the last game and will be eying to return back to winning ways here.
ATK must be more than happy with their performances so far in the early going, as they sit at the top of the league, having accumulated 10 points in five games. Giving the home team more motivation is the fact that Benglautu dropped points in this round’s game, following a 1-1 draw away against Hyderabad FC, which means, ATK can extend their lead over the reigning champions.
ATK opened the season with a 2-1 defeat at Kerala Blasters, but are on a four-game unbeaten streak heading into this game.
Mumbai City, meanwhile, have had a strange season till now. They lost both the games at home, both by a scoreline of 2-4 against Odisha FC and FC Goa respectively, with all their points coming away from home. Though it’s not a good sign for Mumbai, for their immediate plans, they will draw confidence from their away record so far.
Visitors: Mumbai City FC
Match Timing: November 30, @ 07: 30 PM
Match Venue: Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium)
ATK boasts the flawless record at home, after winning the first two games at home by a combined margin of 8-1. But Mumbai currently boasts the best away record in the league, and believe it or not, they have collected 0 points from home games so far, winning all the five points away from the home. Maybe the Mumbaikars feel free while playing away from the home fans. Bue the betting trends are certainly favouring a positive result fro the home team.
ATK to win: 1.75 (3/4), Probability to happen: 57.14%
Mumbai City FC to win: 3.75 (11/4), Probability to happen: 26.67%
Draw: 3.60 (13/5), Probability to happen: 27.78%
ATK not to lose: 1.22 (11/50), Probability to happen: 81.97%
Mumbai City not to lose: 1.90 (9/10), Probability to happen: 52.63%
ATK: 0-0 draw away against Odisha FC
Mumbai City FC: 2-2 draw away against NorthEast United
ATK team news: Defensive midfielder Pronay Halder could miss his second consecutive game for ATK due to the injury he picked up on international duty. There are no other injury concerns from ATK roster.
Mumbai City FC team news: Mumbai have a clean bill of health ahead of this game. In fact, Mumbai are as healthiest as they can be following the return of big guns like Modou Sougou and Paulo Machado from injuries.
ATK: Arindam Bhattacharja, (GK) Pritam Kotal, Agus Garcia, Anas Edathodika, Prabir Das, Michael Soosairaj, Jayesh Rane, Carl McHugh, Edu Garcia, Roy Krishna, David Williams
Mumbai City FC: Amrinder Singh (GK), Souvik Chakrabarti, Sarthak Golui, Pratik Chaudhuri, Subhasish Bose, Rowllin Borges, Paulo Machado, Mohammed Larbi, Amine Chermiti, Diego Carlos, Modou Sougou
Defenders: P Das, P Kotal, S Chakrabarti, S Golui
Midfielders:F Javi, E Garcia, R Borges
Strikers: D Williams (C), R Krishna, M Sougou (VC)
ATK have scored 8 goals in the first two home games, conceding just once. Mumbai may have done relatively well on the road, but we can’t see them getting a win here.