Odisha FC and ATK Mohun Bagan will be up against each other at 7:30 at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim in what will be the 15th match for both teams. Let us take a look at the match preview and see what can we expect from the game.
ATK Mohun Bagan comes into the match after beating Kerala Blasters by a 3-2 scoreline, courtesy of their brilliant second-half display which clearly showed why this team is in the top half of the table and sitting comfortably at the second position.
Odisha FC on the other hand is at the last position in the points table and comes into the game after losing their previous game 0-1 against Jamshedpur FC. The season has not ticked well for the team and the club also parted ways with its coach Stuart Baxter after the previous game owing to his distasteful comment in the post-match press conference.
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INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS
ATK Mohun Bagan doesn’t have any serious injury apart from the long term absentees Jobby Justin, Soosairaj, and Edu Garcia. The team is perfectly balanced in all the departments. Carl McHugh will be absent due to suspension.
Odisha FC does not have any injury concerns. However, Steven Taylor will be suspended due to accumulation of yellow cards.
ATK Mohun Bagan: 4-2-3-1
Starting XI: Arindam, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Sandesh, Prabir Das, Lenny Rodrigues, Sahil Sheikh, Edu Garcia, Javier Hernandez, Marcelinho, Roy Krishna, Sumit Rathi
Subs: Avilash Paul, David Williams, Komal Thatal, Jayesh Rane, Glan Martins, Pranoy Halder, Boris Singh, Manvir Singh, Salam Singh
Odisha FC: 4-4-2
Starting XI: Arshdeep Singh, Jacob Tratt, Shubham Sarangi, Gaurav Bora, Rakesh Pradhan, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Vinit Rai, Paul Ramfangzauva, Bradden Inman, Manuel Onwu, Diego Mauricio
Subs: Ravi Kumar, Sajid Dhot,Saurabh Meher, Cole Alexander, Kamalpreet Singh, George D’Souza, S Lalhrezula, Nandhakumar Sekar, Laishram Singh
Looking at the form and position in the league table, ATK Mohun Bagan is the clear favorite to win the match today.
However, with Gerry Peyton now taking charge of Odisha there could well be a change in fortunes for them. But, it’s still pretty early to say whether the team will be able to chalk out a win.
Speaking of the match result we expect ATK Mohun Bagan to win the match.