The Mariners are going to have a fierce battle with Hyderabad FC today at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.
For ATK Mohun Bagan, it will be another game where they will try to grab three points and get a clean sheet. They have got nine points in four games, they have won their first three games and lost their last match which was against Jamshedpur but still their star striker Roy Krishna has scored in all the four matches.
The Nizams are yet unbeaten in the ISL 2020-21 season along with NorthEast United FC and Bengaluru FC. Hyderabad FC has collected five points in three matches by winning the first match and getting two draws in a row. They will be looking towards winning this match and getting back to the top 4 on points table.
3 INDIANS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Sandesh Jhingan, Pritam Kotal and Liston Colaco are the Indian players to look out for.
Sandesh Jhingan and Pritam Kotal have been strong at the back, they have been stopping the wingers and their crosses. They are the reason why ATK Mohun Bagan has three clean sheets in four matches. It is indeed going to be difficult for Hyderabad’s wingers to go against them.
The young Goan, Liston Colaco from Hyderabad FC has already impressed everyone with his breathtaking skills along with his fast-moving pace. Liston had 22 touches in 28 minutes, in his first game of this season. Liston Colaco will try to break the defence of ATK Mohun Bagan and will amaze everyone with his awe-inspiring shots.
3 FOREIGN PLAYERS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Roy Krishna and Williams are the two foreign players from ATK Mohun Bagan to look out for. Last season the duo of Roy Krishna and Williams was spectacular, they have scored many goals together. They will continue to do the same this season and they might be a huge trouble for Hyderabad FC.
Odei Onaindia is the foreign player from Hyderabad FC to look out for. Odei Onaindia will, as usual, play a key role in the defence. In three matches he has only one foul to his name which is outstanding for a defender. He, along with Sana Singh, will try to stop the ATK Mohun Bagan duo.
Four foreign players of Hyderabad are injured – Fran Sandaza, Aridane Santana, Lluis Sastre and Joel Chianese which might be a major disadvantage for them.
Michael Soosairaj and Jobby Justin are injured, but still, their absence won’t have a huge impact on ATK Mohun Bagan.
Hydearabad FC (4-2-3-1) –
Subrata Paul (GK), Akash Mishra (LB), Chinglensana Singh (CB), Odei Onaindia (CB), Ashish Rai (RB), Joao Victor (LDM), Hitesh Sharma (RDM), Halicharan Narzary (LW), Mohammad Yasir (CAM), Nikhil Poojary (RW), Liston Colaco (ST)
Substitutes – Laxmikant Kattimani, Abhishek Halder, Dimple Bhagat, Danmawia Ralte, Adil Khan, Souvik Chakraborty, Rohit Danu, Sahil Panwar, Sweden Fernandes.
ATK Mohun Bagan (3-5-2) –
Arindam (GK), Sandesh Jhingan (CB), Tiri (CB), Pritam Kotal (CB), Subhasish Bose (LM), Jayesh Rane (CM), Carl Mchug (CM), Prabir Das (RM), Edu Garcia (AM), Roy Krishna (FW), David Williams (FW).
Subs: Dheeraj Singh, Sumit Rathi, Pranoy Halder, Sahil Sheikh, Michael Regin, Javier Hernandez, Manvir Singh, Michael Regin, Avilash Paul.
Looking at both the sides, ATK Mohun Bagan is hungry for a win as they lost their last match, while Hyderabad FC will try to get a draw as their main striker, two of the best foreign players are out and their coach Manolo Marquez won’t be on the sidelines due to a red card which he received last game. With the squad strength favouring ATK Mohun Bagan, we predict this match will be a win for the Mariners.