In Indian Super League – 2020-21, NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) will be faced off against the team ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) for the 72nd match of the league. NEUFC vs ATKMB – faces each other in Round-2. Today match prediction will be for the team ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB). It will be the 13th match for ATKMB in ISL – 2020-21. ATKMB holds the second position in the league standings, with 24 points in their account. So far, they played total of 12 matches, in which they have won 7 matches, tied 3 matches and lost 2 matches. The total goals for the team are 12 and against the team are 5. In the last match, they played against the team Chennaiyin FC (CFC) on January 21st, in which ATKMB has scored one goal, while the opponent team has been stuck with none, which ended in a draw for both the teams.
Prior to this success, they played against the team FC Goa (FCG) on January 17th, in which both the teams have managed to score one goal in each of their account, which ended in a draw for both the teams. Their winning streak is 7 and losing streak is 2. Their path in the last 5 matches is W D L W D. Like the last match, they should keep up the winning streaks in the upcoming matches, in order to move top position in the league standings of Indian Super League – 2020-21. Let’s see whether they will win this match or not.
On the other hand, today match prediction will be for the team NorthEast United FC (NEUFC). It will be the 13th match for NEUFC in Indian Super League – 2020-21. NEUFC holds the fifth position in the league standings, with 15 points in their account. So far, they played total of 12 matches, in which they have won 3 matches, tied 6 matches and lost 3 matches. The total goals for the team are 15 and against the team are 16. In the last match, they played against the team Jamshedpur FC (JFC) on January 17th, in which NEUFC has scored 2 goals, while the opponent team has been stuck with one goal only, which ended in a victory for NEUFC.
Prior to this success, they played against the team Bengaluru FC (BFC) on January 12th, in which both the teams have managed to score one goal in each of their account, which ended in a draw for both the teams. Their winning streak is 3 and losing streak is 3. Their form in the last 5 matches is W D L L D. Like the last match, they should perform better in the upcoming matches, in order to move forward in the league standings of Indian Super League – 2020-21. Let’s see whether they will win this match or not.
Northeast United (NEUFC):
Subhashish Roy Choudhury, who is a goalkeeper. He was a key player of last season as he made a lot of saves to keep them alive in many games. He was mostly up to the task, barring a few fumbles.
Luis Machado, who is a forward player. The Highlander faithful had a lot of hopes on the Portuguese winger, will add quality to the attack.
Kwesi Appiah, who is a forward player. Bullied the Mumbai City defense right from the word go and also scored NorthEast United’s first goal of the season from the penalty spot.
Idrissa Sylla, who is forward player. He was introduced into the game to kill time but he did show glimpses of his class with some brilliant touches and turns.
Benjamin Lambot, who is a defender player. He showed his class today with his impeccable timing and interception. He was one of the main reasons why NorthEast United won the previous match of ISL-2020-21.
ATK Mohun Bagan FC (ATKMB):
Sandesh Jhingan, who is a defender player. He is the highest-paid player in the league. In the previous season, due to an unfortunate injury missing his entirety. With his excellent game-reading ability, a knack for making clutch clearances and willingness to play out from the back.
Tiri, who is a defender player. He and Sandesh Jhingan will play an important role in the defence. In fact, he has been transferred to ATK Mohun Bagan three times in the past and was an integral part of the Jamshedpur FC defence from 2017-2019 where he made over 50 appearances for the club.
Roy Krishna, who is a forward player. He was the joint golden boot winner last season with 15 goals. Whichever team, he plays for and manages to score an amazing number of goals. His impressive performances along with leadership abilities propelled ATK to their third ISL title last season.
David Williams, who is a forward player. He is an expert, when it comes to finishing chances. Without doubt Roy Krishna along with David Williams will be the key for the Kolkata side.
Michael Soosairaj, who is a defensive midfielder. He is Indian football’s rising star and also, he played for Jamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC in the ISL leagues. Soosairaj has scored 3 goals and 20 appearances in the league. He will be joined in midfield by the likes of Pronay Halder and new signing Bradden Inman.
NEUFC vs ATKMB – Match Prediction:
The analytics shows that ATK Mohun Bagan has clear supremacy over NorthEast United FC. NEUFC-team, every year there have been changes to their coaching staff and playing staff, which leads to a less settled side. Even in the goal-scoring department they didn’t look that good as they scored only 16 goals throughout the season. So, they will need to improve all over the pitch to find success. But, they had a main key player Subhashish Roy, who has made a lot of saves to keep them alive in many matches in the last season. They had a new signing of 2 overseas strikers Idrissa Sylla and Kwesi Appiah. So, they will expect to see more goals scored compared to last season.
On the other hand, ATK is the most successful ISL team having won the ISL title three-times. Moreover ATK’s merger with Mohun Bagan should be a boost to the club. The squad is almost similar to last year’s winning team and it will be led by last-editions ISL-winning coach as well. ATKMB boast of a strong team likes of Tiri, Sandesh Jhinghan and Subhasish Bose joining the side, the team has been made even stronger. ATK may once again be over reliant on their attacking pair of Roy Krishna and David Williams and any injury to the duo may put the side in trouble.
Apart from that, ATK don’t have too many issues on the playing field. The former champions will once again be the favourites for the upcoming season and will be a strong contender to pick up their fourth ISL title. Already, both the teams faced each other in round-1, in which ATKMB-team has won the match by scoring 2:0 goals. So, we expect ATKMB to win this match.