ATK vs FCG Dream11 Predictions: ATK lock horns with FCG for the top position in the Hero Indian Super League.
ATK back themselves to finish on the top of the league this season. Having played five home games so far Antonio Habas & Co have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1, with 3 more home games in hand. Having lost their previous tie against Kerala Blasters the Winged Lions are keen to set their campaign back on track. David Williams who is a Talismanic figure at the club is expected to return from injury Williams return will also be a psychological boost to the team and their fans.
Having won the previous match and the reverse fixture earlier last month Sergio Lobera’s men are riding high on confidence into this game. Confident Gaurs are hunting for their first win in Kolkata since the inception of the ISL. Having drawn 5 out of 6 games in Kolkata the visitors fancy their chances this time at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Stadium in Kolkata. The Gaurs have been in an excellent scoring form this season as they have managed 25 goals from their 12 games out of which 14 have been away from home.
Injuries & Suspensions
ATK FC : Salam Singh (Injury)
FC Goa: Brandon Fernandes (Suspension)
Predicted Line Up
ATK FC: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Sumit Rathi, Agustin Iniguez, Victor Mongil, Pritam Kotal, Prabir Das, Armando Sosa Pena, Javier Hernandez, Balwant Singh, Michael Soosairaj, Roy Krishna
FC Goa: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Carlos Pena, Mourtada Fall, Seriton Fernandes, Ahmed Jahouh, Seiminlen Doungel, Jackichand Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Mandar Rao Dessai, Hugo Boumous, Ferran Corominas
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: ATK FC vs FC Goa
Date and Time: 18th January 2020 07:30PM IST
Live Telecast: Star Sports Network & Hotstar
ATK FC: Roy Krishna, Prabir Das and Javier Hernandez
FC Goa: Ferran Corominas, Hugo Boumas and Jackichand Singh
ATK vs FCG Dream 11 Goalkeeper
Arindam Bhattacharya in his 12 appearances has managed 6 clean sheets which is the second best performance by any goalkeeper in the ISL 2019-20 season. Apart from the clean sheets the ATK goalkeeper has made 27 saves. Bhattacharya has mastered the art of guiding his side on the field, as he was selected as the first choice goalkeeper for ATK this season.
ATK vs FCG Dream11 Defenders
Prabir Das who came out of an injury this season has really turned it over for ATK, with excellent agility and reading dangerous moves, Das has held himself back to defend the opposition and when required also leads the attack from the left wing, in his 11 appearances this season Das has assisted 3 goals so far.
Pritam Kotal provides solidity in the defensive unit and has responded well to all types of attacks this season. His ability to read the moves helps him to stay out of oppositions traps. Kotal has a tremendous ability to clear aerial attacks from the opposition.
Carlos Pena brings solidity to the Gaurs defensive unit. The Spaniard along with Mourtada Fall has established a strong partnership for the visitors this season. The Gaurs duo has scored 4 goals and assisted 2 goals collectively this season.
ATK vs FCG Dream11 Midfielders
Armando Sosa Pena has only made 4 appearances this season, but is expected to start against the Gaurs on Saturday. The Spaniard provides stability to the midfield and also supports the defenders when needed, in just 4 games he has made 18 tackles and 5 interceptions. Mandi possess excellent command over the ball in the midfield area. Javier Hernandez creativity in the midfield has resulted into 2 assists and 7 goals so far this season for the home side. Hernandez is a key player in the ATK set up this season.
Jackichand Singh along with the French lad Hugo Boumous have been in tremendous form for the visiting side this season. COllectively they have scored 4 goals and assisted 7 goals this season. The FC Goa duo are a nightmare for the defenders, Jackichand Singh is expected to assist Boumous in spot kicks for this game as the visitors are missing their ace player Brandon Fernandes due to suspension.
ATK vs FCG Dream11 Forwards
Roy Krishna and Ferran Corominas are two stand out forwards in this tie. I have left out David Williams as I am not sure if he would start today’s game. The duo has scored a staggering 8 goals each and assisted with 2 goals for their respective sides. Both have a similar style of play with an ability to find space in the opposition box on a regular basis.
ATK vs FCG Dream11 Power Players
Roy Krishna and Ferran Corominas are captain and Vice-Captain respectively for their goal scoring abilities.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
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