ATK vs NEUFC Dream11: ATK can reclaim the top spot back defending champions Bengaluru FC when they play NorthEast United at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium (Sarusajai Stadium) on Saturday evening. But its' easier said than done as the hosts are set to throw a home game this season.
Nothing separates here as only one point separate these two teams on the points table. In fact, both the teams have identical results in the last three games, one win and two draws, which happened to come in the last two games for either team. That said ATK have scored more, conceded fewer and have kept more clean sheets than the Highlanders this season.
Host: NorthEast United
Competition: Indian Super League
Match Venue: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium (Sarusajai Stadium)
Match Timing: Thursday, December 07, @07:30 PM
Asamoah Gyan: The former Sunderland striker has recorded three goals and an assist in the first six league games. He is a much better player than these numbers and has more influence on the game by his mere presence on the field. Goals – 03.
Panagiotis Triadis: The 27-year-old German come into this match as arguably the most in-form player on NorthEast United roster. He has two goals and an assist in the last two matches. Goals – 02.
Redeem Tlang: A regular fixture in this team. Can take a pop at goal from anywhere and has in him the ability to find the back of the net. Goals – 2.
Roy Krishna: The two-time ISL champions are being led by Roy Krishna, who topped the A-League goal-scoring charts in 2018-19. He has four goals already this campaign, three of which came in the last three matches. Goals – 04.
David Williams: The 31-year-old Australian scored the winner at Chenneiyin FC, and is without a goal since then. But he has been playing well, and offer more than what you may expect from a traditional no-09. His defensive work means he offers more points. Goals – 03.
Eduardo Garcia: He is the best player in ISL in term of goals per minute. Believe it or not, Garcia is averaging a goal every 57 minutes. He has 3 goals in a total of 171 minutes. Goals – 03.
Dream11 Grand League: David Williams, Panagiotis Triadis, Asamoah Gyan, Raheem Tlang, Jose Leudo, Edu Garcia, Roy Krishna
Dream11 Small League: Asamoah Gyan, Raheem Tlang, Jose Leudo, Edu Garcia, Roy Krishna
NorthEast United: Clean bill of health for the hosts. But changes could be made by manager Robert Jarni considering first-choice centre-back Kai Heerings is back from suspension and should reclaim his spot back from Wayne Vaz in the heart of the defense. But that would mean Jarni will have to drop either Panagiotis Triadis or Martin Chaves to comply with the foreign player rule.
ATK: The visitors are also at full strength, with no player either on an injury or suspension list.
Roy Krishna is only a goal shy of Jamshedpur hot-shot Sergio Castel and will be looking for goals here.
NorthEast United: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (GK), Rakesh Pradhan, Kai Heerings / Wayne Vaz, Mislav Komorski, Reagan Singh, Jose David Leudo, Milan Singh / Martin Chaves, Redeem Tlang, Panagiotis Triadis, Nikhil Kadam, Asamoah Gyan
ATK: Arindam Bhattacharya (GK), Anas Edathodika, Pritam Kotal, Agus Garcia, Prabir Das, Michael Soosairaj, Carl McHugh, Jayesh Rane, Edu Garcia, Roy Krishna, David Williams
Defenders: Reagan, Pradhan, P Das, P Kotal
Midfielders: P Triadis, E Garcia, McHugh
Attackers: A Gyan (VC), R Tang, R Krishna (C)
NorthEast United are one of only four teams without a home defeat this season, but they have won just once in three attempts. ATK are certainly in much better form this season and are more than capable of winning here.