ATK vs ODS Dream11: Two-time Indian Super League champions ATK hit the road as they take on the newly-formed Odisha FC at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, on Sunday evening.
After opening the season with a 2-1 defeat away at Kerala Blasters, it looked as if the ATK are in for another long and arduous journey in the ISL. After all, the Kolkata based franchise missed out on the playoffs in the last two seasons. But there is a new manager in Antonio López Habas, and the team management also made some significant changes on the roster.
The change is palpable, both in the team's set-up and play. The team is playing with more freedoms now, which was quite obvious from ATK's 5-0 dismantling of Hyderbad FC in the very next game after the opening defeat, while the defence looks solid as well. ATK are now on a three-game winning streak and have scored 9 times in the last 3 matches.
Odisha FC are 6th on the table but have momentum following a draw and a win in the last two matches. It has been a good recovery by Josep Gombau's team which lost the opening two games.
Host: Odisha FC
Match Timing: November 24, @ 07: 30 PM
Match Venue: Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex
ATK may be on a three game-winning run, but Odisha showed in the last two games that they are a genuine threat to any team coming to play n front of their own fans. In fact, Gambau's team has been lucky in the first two games, where they scuppered too many chances to win the game.
Odisha FC to win: 2.60 (8/5), Probability to happen: 38.46%
ATK to win: 2.30 (13/10), Probability to happen: 43.48%
Draw: 3.40 (12/5), Probability to happen: 29.41%
Both teams to score: 1.57 (57/100), Probability to happen: 63.69%
Odisha FC team news: No injury problems or suspension to contend with for the home team. But expect changes here from Odisha's last game as Josep Gambaiu is still looking to find his best possible playing11.
ATK: As for the visitors, defensive midfielder Pronay Halder looks certain to miss the game after picking up an during the game against Oman while on national duty. Expect either Jayesh Rane or Sehnaj Singh to start the game in the midfield as a result.
Goalkeepers: Arshdeep Singh, Ankit Bhuyan, Francisco Dorronsoro
Defenders: Amit Tudu, Rana Gharami, Sajid Dhot, Shubham Sarangi, Carlos Delgado, Narayan Das, Gaurav Bora, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai
Midfielders: Romeo Fernandes, Van Lal Remtluanga Chhangte, Lalhrezuala Sailung, Vinit Rai, Bikramjit Singh, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Marcos Tebar, Xisco Hernandez, Diawandou Diagne, Martin Perez Guedes, Nandhakumar Sekar
Forwards: Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Aridane Santana, Seimingmang Manchong
Goalkeepers: Dheeraj Singh, Arindam Bhattacharya, Avilash Paul, Lara
Defenders: Anas Edathodika, Arnab Mondal, Agus Garcia, Ranjan Salam, Sandeep Singh, Anil Chawan, John Johnson, Aiborlang Khongjee, Ankit Mukherjee, Prabir Das, Ricky Lallawmawma, Sena Ralte, Pritam Kotal, Boris Thangjam
Midfielders: Hitesh Sharma, Gopi Yumnam, Cavin Lobo, Carl McHugh, Pronay Halder, Asish Pradhan, Michael Ragin, Sehnaj Singh, Ragav Gupta, Malsawmzuala, Javi Hernandez, Dario Vidosic, Michael Soosairaj
Forwards: Jayesh Rane, Komal Thatal, David Williams, Balwant Singh, Jobby Justin, Roy Krishna, Edu Garcia, H Lalmuankima
Odisha FC: Francisco Dorronsoro (GK), Narayan Das, Diawandou Diagne, Rana Gharami,Shubham Sarangi, Vinit Rai, Marcos Tebar, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Xisco Hernandez, Aridane Santana, Nandhakumar Sekar
ATK: Arindam Bhattacharya (GK), Prabir Das, Agus Garcia, Anas Edathodika, Pritam Kotal, Sehnaj Singh, Michael Soosairaj, Edu Garcia, Carl McHugh, David Williams, Roy Krishna
Goalkeeper: A Bhattacharya
Defenders: N Das, S Sarangi, P Das, A Edathodika
Mid: M Tebar (VC), M Guedes, C McHugh
Attack: A Santana, D Williams, Krishna (C)
Odisha are at home and will feed off the energy of the home fans. They have the momentum as well and be playing a good brand of football under Gambau, but it's hard to see ATK not getting anything out of this match.