ATK Mohun Bagan will be looking to return to the winning path when they face FC Goa in a highly anticipated Indian Super League (ISL) showdown. This will be the first formal meeting between the two heavyweights in ISL.
The Mariners started his Indian Super League(ISL) campaign spectacularly, with three wins in three matches. However, with no major players like Javier Hernández and Michael Soosairaj in the midfield, Kolkata lost and tied to Jamshedpur FC and Hyderabad FC respectively.
FC Goa opened the season with a 2-2 draw with Bengaluru FC. Gores lost 1-0 to Mumbai City before a 2-2 draw with Northeast United. Juan Ferrando's side finally started winning the matches with two goals 1--1 and 1-0 over Kerala Blasters FC and Odisha, respectively.
A victory for the Mariners would take them to the top of the standings, while a victory for FC Goa would allow them to leap to second in the standings from fifth.
ISL Live ATK Mohun bagan vs FC Goa head-to-head
ATK Mohun Bagan is a new entity established in June 2020 after the merger of Mohun Bagan FC and ATK. The team will face FC Goa for the first time in its short history. However, former Indian Super League(ISL) ATK has played FC Goa 14 times. Rojiblancos won 4 matches while Gaurs won 3 matches.
ATK Mohun Bagan form guide: W-W-W-L-D
FC Goa form guide: D-L-D-W-W
ISL Live ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa team news
ATK Mohun Bagan went in a 4-4-2 formation against Hyderabad FC in their last match. The Mariners struggled in midfield and was dominated by the fast-paced playmakers at Hyderabad FC. Brunei Haldar is expected to replace Glan Martins.
Subhasish Bose can also replace Sumit Rathi to add more steel to defense. Javi Hernandez and Michael Soosairaj unavailable.
FC Goa is expected to play the same 4-3-3 line-up as Odisha FC. All players are available to choose from.
ISL Live ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa predicted XIs
ATK Mohun Bagan
Predicted XI (3-5-2): Arindam Bhattacharya (GK), Pronay Haldar, Manvir Singh, Roy Krishna, Subhasish Bose, Sandesh Jhingan (C), Pritam Kotal, Prabir Das, Carl McHugh, Edu Garcia, Bradden Inman.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Brandon Fernandes, Alexander Jesuraj, Lenny Rodrigues (C), Igor Angulo, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Alberto Noguera, Jorge Mendoza.
ISL Live ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa prediction
The Mariners got off to a flying start in the league with three wins in their first three games. However, due to the unavailability of key players in the midfield, Antonio Lopez Habas' side is currently undergoing a slump in form.
FC Goa has finally started winning games after a nervy start to their season. However, despite contrasting team forms, they are evenly matched on paper in terms of quality.