ATK Mohun Bagan host Hyderabad FC in Friday night’s Indian Super League (ISL) clash. The Mariners would be looking to get back to winning ways after a disappointing defeat against Jamshedpur FC. However, Hyderabad FC will be a tough nut to crack as one of the three teams that are still undefeated in the league.
Manuel Marquez’s men will have to play without their head coach in the dugout after he received his marching orders for pitch encroachment in their last game against Jamshedpur FC. Assistant head coach Thangboi Singto will take his place. Having had a nine-day break, the Nizams will be somewhat rejuvenated after a hectic first couple of weeks. They have faced the erstwhile ATK twice before. They lost 5-0 away in October last year while the return game was a 2-2 stalemate.
Antonio Habas’ side were jolted back to reality in their last game after a perfect start to their ISL campaign. Questions have been raised about their attacking output with Roy Krishna seemingly carrying the burden in that respect. David Williams is still injured while Manvir Singh is still not fully dependable as a starter and tends to have the most impact coming off as a sub. They will also be without Javi Hernandez who is nursing an injury. Glan Martins came into the midfield in the last game and might get another start. Jayesh Rane, Sk Sahil and Brad Inman are also set to feature in some capacity.
For Hyderabad, injuries have slightly derailed their preparations for the upcoming games. Fran Sandaza, Joel Chianese, Lluis Sastre and captain Aridane Santana all miss out. Adil Khan might get his first start of the season while Liston Colaco, Nikhil Poojary, Mohammad Yasir and Halicharan Narzary should all feature. Fortunately for them, the defenders are all fit and should start against a determined ATK Mohun Bagan side.
Predicted Lineups and Result
ATK Mohun Bagan:
Arindam Bhattacharjee; Prabir Das, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose; Carl McHugh, Glan Martins, Brad Inman, Edu Garcia; Roy Krishna
Subrata Paul; Asish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra; Hitesh Sharma, Joao Victor, Adil Khan; Halicharan Narzary, Mohammad Yasir, Liston Colaco
ATK Mohun Bagan 1-0 Hyderabad FC
TV Channel and Livestream
The match will be telecast across Star Network’s sports and regional channels. It can also be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV. Kick-off is at 7:30 pm IST.