ATK vs NEUFC Dream11 : ATK aim for the top spot; whereas NorthEast United seek for their first win since November in the Hero Indian Super league.
It has been an extremely closed fought three way race between ATK FC, Bengaluru FC and Goa FC for the top position in the ISL 2019-20. A win on Monday will take ATK FC to top of the table on bases of the goal difference. On the other hand debutant Hyderabad and NorthEast United FC have been battling it out at the bottom of the table. NorthEast United however have 3 games in hand compared to the others in the league.
ATK are running high on confidence basis of their performance in their last home game against Goa. The hosts this season have picked up 13 points in their 6 home games and will start as favourites on Monday. David Williams’ injury came in at the wrong time for the home side; however Roy Krishna has really stepped up on his behalf for ATK FC. The Indian contingent clicked at the right time for ATK. In all home games Habas starts with 3 defenders; whereas away games feature 4 defenders providing more solidity in the defensive unit away from home.
It has been a disheartening season for the highlanders. The Highlanders come into this game with two back-to-back away defeats. To add to the misery NorthEast United have scored only 9 goals so far this season; which is the lowest tally in the ISL 2019-20. With only 6 points from 6 away games the Highlanders find themselves in a spot of bother. Asamoah Gyan’s absence due to injury has really hampered the Highlanders; Robert Jarni & Co. have their hopes on Andrew Keogh for the rest of the season.
Jayesh Rane’s goal in dying moments goa will fetch him a spot in the starting line up. David Williams might find himself making way for Jobby Justin along with Krishna.
Captain Jose Leudo will make his way back after suspension for the Highlanders.
ATK FC: Asamoah Gyan
NorthEast United FC: Ninthoi
Predicted Line Up
TK FC: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Sumit Rathi, Agustin Iniguez, Victor Mongil, Pritam Kotal, Jayesh Rane, Javier Hernandez, Prabir Das, Michael Soosairaj, Jobby Justin, Roy Krishna
NorthEast United FC: Subhasish Roy (GK), Reagan Singh, Heerings Kai, Mislav Komorski, Rakesh Pradhan, Lalengmawia, Redeem Tlang, Jose Leudo, Federico Gallego, Martin Chaves, Andrew Keogh
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: ATK FC vs NorthEast United FC
Date & Time: 27th January 2020, 07:30 PM, IST
Live Telecast: Star Sports Network, Hotstar & Jio TV
ATK FC: Roy Krishna, Jobby Justin and Pritam Kotal
NorthEAST United FC: Federico Gallego , Martin Chaves and Jose Leudo
ATK vs NEUFC Dream11 Goalkeeper
Arindam Bhattacharja has established himself as ATK’s first choice goalkeeper. Bhattacharja this season has been clinical for ATK with 7 clean sheets. 3 out of the 7 clean sheets have been against the top three sides of the ISL 2019-20 season. With 29 saves and 27 clearances I anticipate Bhattacharja to keep another clean sheet on Monday.
ATK vs NEUFC Dream11 Defenders
I am anticipating a 2 – 0 score line in favour of ATK FC; hence I have selected 3 defenders from the home side who will fetch me bonus points for clean sheets. The ATK trio has assisted 4 goals so far this season.
Augustin Iniguez brings in his La Liga experience for the ATK side. The veteran Spaniard is one of the most experienced defenders who provides stability in the ATK defense.
Pritam Kotal at an early age gained has gained priceless experience for ATK. The versatile defender has the ability to play full back role either on the right or the left side of the pitch. Kotal scored in his last home game and has made 47 successful tackles this season.
Prabir Das started his career as a striker and then flourished as a right back. In this transition he mastered his defending skills without loosing his attacking nature, as a result he has already assisted three goals for his Kolkatta side and has made staggering 49 tackles.
ATK vs NEUFC Dream11 Midfielders
With an ability to play on both flanks, Michael Soosairaj is a key member of the ATK squad with 2 goals, and 1 assist in his 13 appearances this season Soosairaj has the ability and the vision of converting a potential attack into a successful attack.
Jose Leudo comes back after suspension and bring his hard tackling abilities to the side. The Colombian brings stability in the midfield and also has the ability to assist the defenders by intercepting dangerous attacks. Leudo has made 36 successful tackles, 18 interceptions and 22 clearances in his 9a appearances.
Known as the Uruguayan dynamo Federico Gallego and Lalengmawia bring in creativity and assertiveness in the midfield, their flexibility and ball control helps NEUFC maintain possession. In 4 appearances each the duo has completed 280 passes.
ATK vs NEUFC Dream11 Forwards
Roy Krishna has been a revolution for the Kolkatta side this season in the absence of David Williams, Krishna has led the ATK attack. With 8 goals and 4 assists Krishna is an obvious choice for me.
Since Davd Williams is not starting on Monday I have chosen Jobby Justin over him, The Indian posses strong technique and has the ability to move swiftly in the oppositions box with ease. His control of aerial balls makes him a dangerous forward one must look after.
In Asamoah Gyan’s absence NorthEast United are completely dependent on Andrew Keogh and Martin Chaves. I have chosen Martin Chaves over Keogh as Chaves has been playing regularly for the Highlanders this season and has assisted two goals already this season.
ATK vs NEUFC Dream11 Power Players
For goal scoring ability Roy Krishna is the Captain and Prabir Das is the Vice Captain for his clinical play in the defense. I am anticipating a clean sheet for the home side in this game.
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