ATK Vs BFC Dream11 Team, Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Bengaluru come into the second round of the second semi-final with a slight advantage to their name.
Winning the first round of this contest 1-0, Bengaluru might have squirmed their way to the bleakest of advantages but an advantage nonetheless. And in a tie of such stature, fine margins like these come into play more often than not to determine which side is able to emerge on the greener side of the rub.
And in Bengaluru’s hands, this 1-0 lead looks extremely daunting. Where for other opposition’s it might only be a goal advantage, with Bengaluru equipped with the most sublime, responsible, staunch and disciplined defence in the league, the 1-0 lead is one to rest on and defend with everything prevelant in the outfit’s ranks.
And that is exactly the gameplan Bengaluru will be approaching this encounter with as the side strive to make it into the summit clash and take on Chennaiyin for a shot at the glistening trophy. They’ll be sound and company in defence, allowing the position to come and try to traverse past them, a narrative which will lead to eventual wide areas for Bengaluru to exploit and find an all important second goal in the tie.
Hanging onto a 1-0 lead is the ideal position for Bengaluru ahead of today’s encounter. The side finds itself in this stage courtesy of its stern and stringent defence, one which has served with effervescently all season and with the side having something to fall back to, we envision the unit defending with all its might to pull off a win on the day.
Probable Playing 11
Arindam (GK), Pritam, Carl McHugh, Agustin Iniguez, Prabir, Pronay, Jayesh Rane, Edu Garcia, Michael, David Williams, Roy
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu, Erik Paartalu, Raphael Augusto, Dimas Delgado, Sunil (C), Ashique Kuruniyan, Udanta
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: ATK Vs Bengaluru Semi-Final 2
Date And Time: 8th March, Sunday- 7:30pm IST
Television: Star Sports 2/HD, JioTV
- Carl McHugh, Agustin Iniguez, Edu Garcia, David Williams
- Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Dimas Delgado
Top Goal Scorer
- Roy: 14 Goals
- Sunil: 9 Goals
Freekick and Corner Taker
- David Williams
- Dimas Delgado
Bengaluru Vs ATK: 1-0
ATK Vs BFC Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Bengaluru’s Gurpreet Singh Sandhu rakes his 11th cleansheet of the season the last time around to see him retain his place as our side’s shot stopper for the encounter today. The goal-keeper showed why he has such a high number of shut downs this season to his name with a solid display, one we envision him emulating today as well.
ATK Vs BFC Dream11 Defenders
We are moving in with the two defensive options from Bengaluru after the side managed to emerge with a cleansheet the last time these two sides met. Given the colossal ramifications from the encounter, Bengaluru will be extremely aware and astute to the requirement of clamping down on their opponents and guarding their 1-0 lead.
And fortunately for the side, in Juanan and Harmanjot Khabra, they have exactly two such watchdogs in defence who will play out the gameplan line by line. Elsewhere, the one name comes in from ATK with us opting for Sumit Rathi for the outing.
ATK Vs BFC Dream11 Midfielders
Although Bengaluru have not been the most luscious of attacking units, the team still finds itself in with a very realistic chance of making it into the final owing to Erik Paartalu. The player’s abilities on the ball are apparent with his pinch perfect crossing and passing seeing him layup the ball for his counterparts for precision along with providing the two assists himself as well.
Dimas Delgado has done little wrong as well for the side in their attacking sorties to see him come in from the unit as well. Elsewhere from the opposition we’ll be divulging in the services of Edu Garcia with the player having registered an impressive 5 goals and 3 assists this season.
Regin Michael has endured a solid couple of matches owing to the versatile skill set he’s endowed with to make him the second link of the partnership from the unit.
ATK Vs BFC Dream11 Strikers
Deshorn Brown’s third goal of the season for Bengaluru the last time around saw him had his side a critical 1-0 lead ahead of today’s second round of the double header to make him our pick from the unit. From the opposition meanwhile, with 13 goals we have Roy come into our side along with David Williams who has intricately scored 5 times for the club.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Given the way he’s controlled the game off late, Dimas will captain our team while Williams is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Gurpreet, Juanan, Khabra, Rathi, Delgado, Paartalu, Garcia, Michael, Williams, Roy, Brown
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Updated team after Line up Came out
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.