ATK vs MCFC Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Mumbai City FC vs ATK Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Indian Super League (ISL)
When: November 24, 07:30 PM, IST
Where: Mumbai Football Arena
ATK vs MCFC Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Mumbai City FC will look to build on their recent good record when they take on the two-time ISL Champions ATK at Mumbai Football Arena, in Mumbai, on Saturday evening (IST).
Mumbai City FC:
After starting the 2018-19 campaign with a 0-2 home loss against Jamshedpur FC, Mumbai have managed to recover from the bad start. In the last five games, they can easily fight for the team in-form in ISL at the moment, having won four times and keeping clean sheets in all those matches. While the last two home matches have brought two consecutive 2-0 wins over Pune City and Delhi Dynamos respectively. They are a team rolling at the moment-
Also, the Mumbai team is a very difficult team to score against nut to crack Manager Jorge Costa must be a happy man these days and have conceded in just three out of seven games this season, with 5 of those coming in the one game in the 5-0 loss against FC Goa.
Portuguese midfielder Paulo Machado is a central figure in the middle of the park, making late runs from the midfield and also protects the back-line. However, the team can still improve further as the underfiring Brazilian Rafael Bastos and the wasteful Moudou Sougou haven’t hit the ground running this season.
ATK meanwhile are sixth in the table but only one point away from sneaking into the top-4. However, NorthEast United are 5th and will be playing against Kerala Blasters a day before the Kolkata franchise plays theirs, so the gap between them and the top-4 could increase to four points.
ATK suffered two losses in their opening two games of the new season. But since then, the two times ISL champions have won three in the last five games, with four points coming from the possible six away coming into this match.
Steve Coppell’s side may have found the goals coming hard by this season, but they remain solid defensively and possess the 2nd best record in the division this season. Gerson Vieira has done wonders from the midfield, scoring goals as well as shielding the back-line, while John Johnson and Andre Bikey make a solid partnership at the back.
However, the team looks short of firepower at this moment. Emiliano Alfaro was brought in to replace the injured Kalu Uche but the Uruguayan has been ruled out for at least two months through an injury.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Mumbai City FC – D W L W W W
ATK – L W D W L W
ATK vs MCFC Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Mumbai City FC vs ATK Team News:
Mumbai City FC:
Injured – The Islanders will be at full strength for this high home clash against ATK.
Suspended – None
Questionable – No player has been listed as questionable.
Note: Both Rafael Bastos and Moudou Sougou are expected to start despite struggling for form this season.
Key Players – Arnold Issoko, Paulo Machado
Injured – Kalu Uche missed ATK’s last game against Pune City through injury and he remains out for the visitors.
Emiliano Alfaro is a big loss as well after the 30-year-old Uruguayan picked up an injury in the training group, leaving him on the treatment table for the next two months.
Suspended – None
Questionable – No other player has been listed as questionable by ATK for this match.
Note: With both Uche and Alfaro out, ATK roped in Eli Babalj as a panic-inductee. The 26-year-old could be involved here in this match.
Also, Jayesh Rane has come into the side from Mumbai City but is expected to feature only from the bench.
Key Players – Manuel Lanzarote, Everton Santos
ATK vs MCFC Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Mumbai City FC– Amrinder (GK), Joyner, Goian, Bose, Souvik, Machado, Sehnaj, Milan, Issoko, Sougou, Bastos
ATK– Arindam (GK), Aibor, Johnson, Bikey, Ricky, Gerson, Pronay, Everton, Komal, Balwant, Lanzarote
ATK vs MCFC Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
We are making both the sides equally favourite in this match by selecting 5 from Mumbai and 6 from ATK.
Starting from the forward line, both Uche and Alfaro are missing from ATK squad and that makes Balwant a certain starter with Everton playing just behind him… Baston will definitely be the attacker from Mumbai and he is in good form as well…
We have kept the same attackers in our 2nd squad as well barring Santos as we have gone with an extra defender in our 2nd squad.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
It’s really a very difficult match for both the teams as both ATK and Mumbai City have shown signs of improvement in the last few weeks of ISL.
A score draw looks a good call in this match.
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