ATK Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United Prediction | 3rd Jan 2021
It is 2021 and both the teams will hope that they start the year with all the three points in their pocket. ATK Mohun Bagan take on NorthEast United as the battle for the top four spots intensifies.
NorthEast United will be desperate to win as they are without a victory in their last four games. Both the teams are known to be solid defensively and that means we are up for a thriller.
Mohun Bagan would want to start a long run of games where they manage a lot of points to establish a top position in the points table.
After starting the season very well, they did not end the year in that fashion but they are still in the race and very well ahead of the majority of teams.
On the other hand, Gerard Nus and co started well too but they are currently sixth, but only two points off the top four spot.
ATK Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United: Head to Head
As far as head-to-head battles are concerned, the Mariners are ahead with seven wins out of 12, losing only three.
Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United: Fact Check
1) Arindam Bhattacharya has the most clean sheets in the tournament.
2) With 10 goals, NorthEast United have scored the third most goals for any team in the ISL.
ATK Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United: Team News
For the Mariners, Michael Soosairaj and Jobby Justin are still out but apart from these two players, ATK Mohun Bagan have a fully fit squad.
The Highlanders are also fit and hopefully, both the squads will fight with full strength.
Players to Watch Out:
Javi Hernandez (ATK Mohun Bagan)
After being out for a while, Hernandez is expected to make a direct return into the starting XI. The player from Spain has immense talent and he is also one of the most vital creative prospects in the team.
He can play difficult passes, while his set-piece delivery is renowned and perhaps the best in the whole of the Indian Super League.
Federico Gallego (NorthEast United)
Gallego has been on and off several times this season. However, his ability cannot be doubted as he can change the game completely in barely any time.
His performance against Odisha FC was one of the best ones as he created four chances despite being in the game for only a few minutes.
His intelligence in the game is too good and he will be one of the top performers of the game.
Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United: Prediction
The game will be a must-watch as both teams have a strong foundation. The Mariners would want to continue their stellar form in the league, while the Highlanders would hope that they make it to the top four.
Sportco predicts a draw between ATK Mohun Bagan and NorthEast United.