ATK Mohun Bagan FC vs Hyderabad FC Preview: Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21
ATK Mohun Bagan takes on Hyderabad FC in a crucial ISL fixture.
Bagan were defeated for the first time in the ISL 2020-21 after a spectacular performance by the Men of Steel.
This week they play the Nizams, Hyderabad FC, who are yet to register a defeat this campaign.
Both the teams have been doing very well in the tournament so far, and both would want to win the game in order to close the gap between the league leaders Mumbai city FC.
Hyderabad FC have already shown that they are a tough team to penetrate and an enthralling battle awaits between the two sides who play football for not only points but to express their mentality.
Head to Head
The two teams have played only twice and ATK Mohun Bagan FC have the history in their hands. The Mariners haven't lost to the Nizams yet and it looks like it will be quite a challenge for them this season too.
Despite their top image, ATK Mohun Bagan have the second-worst pass completing ratio (63%) this season.
The Nizams, on the other hand, have only allowed one goal this season, the lowest so far by any team.
ATK Mohun Bagan have not drawn in their last seven games.
The Mariners would want to get back to winning ways. However, they will have to make sure they don't repeat the same mistakes they made in the last game.
Hyderabad will be against ATK Mohun Bagan who look like the clear contenders of the tournament and a victory here will be a huge statement by Manolo Marquez and his side.
ATK Mohun Bagan vs Hyderabad FC: Team News
Javi Hernandez and David Williams are both sidelined for the fixture. Soosairaj though will be a long-term absentee from the squad after he suffered a horrific injury in the season against Kerala Blasters.
The Nizams have several casualties too, with Lluis Sastre and Jual Chianese injured. Santana is also set to miss the game.
Players to Look For
Edu Garcia ( ATK Mohun Bagan FC)
The Spaniard hasn't been in his best form yet, and he will have to start contributing to the game more. His dribbling skills are exceptional and he iss known to fire some very eye-catching goals.
He can unlock almost every backline and with Hernandez out for Hyderabad, he is expected to have a huge influence on the game.
Liston Colaco ( Hyderabad FC)
ATK Mohun Bagan haven't conceded a single goal from open play this season and this youngster is already hailed as one of the breakout players in this campaign.
The 22-year-old has lightning pace but his decision-making needs some enhancement, while he will do everything he usually does when moving forward and cause problems for the opposition.
The game is going to be one of the best fixture this season. Both the teams are strong to break and their bosses set the resistive teams very well.
It will be a battle in every area of the pitch and only the best would come out on top.