The spirit and passion of football is back as ATK Mohun Bagan will face off against Kerala Blasters (ATKMB vs KBFC Dream11). The opening game of the Indian Super League (ISL) commences its seventh installation with the clash of two powerhouses.
There is a saying in Bengali that if there’s one sport that the people of Bengal live for, it is football. It is rightly so because Mohun Bagan is India’s first national club. Founded in the year 1889, making Mohun Bagan one of the oldest clubs in India and also in Asia. Mohun Bagan was recognised as a force to be reckoned with in the year 1911, when they beat the British Army Yorkshire Regiment. In which, most of the Mohun Bagan players played bare feet against the Brits who had proper football equipment and defeated them by a score of 2-1 to become the first Indian club to win the IFA Shield.
The four time finalists and three times winner of ISL, ATK Mohun Bagan will look forward to win their fourth title in this season. After losing out in the final to Mumbai City in the last season, they made some interesting changes in the team lineup. However, things will not be a cakewalk for ATK as their opponent Kerala Blasters FC is also full of passion for the game. Even though they have not won a title yet but they were the finalists in both the times when ATK defeated them to lift their first and second title, respectively. So, the Tuskers will have plenty of motivation to turn things around from this season and what better way could it be than to beat the team, who snatched away their opportunity to claim the title winners of ISL, not just once but twice.
The Match 1 of Hero ISL 2021-22 action between the ATK Mohun Bagan and the Kerala Blasters is set to play in the Fatorda Stadium, Goa due to COVID 19 implications. The stadium has a seating capacity of 19000 and the game will be played at 7:30 PM (IST) in the evening on November 19th, 2021.
This upcoming ISL match between ATKMB vs KBFC Dream11 ISL game will be broadcast from 7:00 PM (IST) on Star Sports 2/2 HD, Star Sports 1 Bangla, Asianet Plus & Jalsha Movies SD; on Star Sports 3 with language change options; at 7:20 PM on Star Sports First, Star Gold 2 SD, Star Maa Gold & Star Suvarna Plus, as announced by Star Sports on Twitter.
For online streaming, the clash of ATK Mohun Bagan with Kerala Blasters FC will be available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV.
Total matches played – 14; ATK Mohun Bagan won – 5; Kerala Blasters FC won – 4; Drawn – 5
Kerala Blasters FC won – 3; ATK Mohun Bagan won – 0; Drawn – 2
ATK Mohun Bagan team news:
Kerala Blasters FC team news:
(Please note this is the first game of the tournament so there could be some experimentation or changes in strategy)
ATK Mohun Bagan expected starting lineup –
Pritam Kotal; Subhasish Bose; Tiri; Prabir Das
Carl McHugh; Deepak Tangri; Joni Kauko; Lenny Rodrigues
Hugo Boumous/David Williams; Liston Colaco/Roy Krishna
Kerala Blasters FC expected starting lineup –
Enes Sipovic; Jessel Carneiro; Marko Leskovic/Sanjiv Stalin; Nishu Kumar
Harmanjot Khabra; Jeakson Singh; Adrian Luna
Alvaro Vazquez; Jorge Diaz; Rahul KP
Goalkeeper – Amrinder Singh
Defenders – Pritam Kotal; Tiri; Jessel Carneiro; Sanjiv Stalin
Midfielders – Harmonjot Khabra; Adrian Luna; Joni Kauko
Attackers – Roy Krishna (C); Alvaro Vasquez (VC); Hugo Boumous
According to our IndiaFantasy – Hero Indian Super League match prediction, ATK Mohun Bagan has a chance of 65% of winning this game. The predicted scoreline for the winning team will be than 2.5 goals and they are trending at 1.61 betting odds (bet365) after full time.