ATK gained some much-needed momentum towards the end of 2017 with two wins over Mumbai City and Delhi Dynamos. Robbie Keane joined the goalscorers’ list in the last victory and interestingly, no other member of the team has scored more than once this season.Teddy Sheringham has often defended the defensive style of play adopted by the two-time champions but one can expect ATK to take the game to FC Goa on Wednesday thanks to their newly found confidence. Ryan Taylor’s addition has helped the team find the right balance in the middle of the park.
FC Goa will kick-start 2018 with a trip to Kolkata as they shall hope to pick three points in order to move up the ISL table. Ferran Corominas already has eight goals in six games while Manuel Lanzarote has scored five. However, their Indian contingent has struggled to perform this season.
They will hope to score first in order to put the opposition under pressure. Sergio Lobera’s philosophy has been to outscore the opponents, something which is bound to fail in the long run.
At the time of writing, Indian Super League has witnessed 96 goals with a 13.49% conversion rate. There have been 25 clean sheets so far in the tournament with the help of 682 interceptions, 696 blocks and 1735 tackles while 1086 fouls also took place in which 9 red cards are shown and 137 yellow cards. In regards to viewership, Indian Super League comes in the top five leagues of the world with the most viewership after English Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A.
League- Indian Super League 2017
Venue- Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata, India
Date and Time- 8:00 PM IST on Saturday, January 3, 2017
ATK – W, W, L, D, L
FCG – L, W, W, W, L
ATK (Probable 11) –
Debjit (GK), Mehta, Anwar, Thorpe, Prabir, Jayesh, Taylor, Thomas, Zequinha, Hitesh, Keane
FCG (Probable 11) –
Kattimani, Narayan, MD Ali, Pinheiro, Seriton, Edu Bedia, Jahouh, Mandar, Lanzarote Brandon, Coro
Manuel Lanzarote (FCG)
Robbie Keane (ATK)
Seeing the last five performances of both the teams, it is expected that FC Goa will come out on top though it is their away match against the Atletico De Kolkata. In this five months long league, every league game is crucial and it is too early to predict something. Like every year, the fifth installment of the Indian Super League promises a rollercoaster of emotions going up and down with every match. Our bet is on FC Goa in this game.
We are providing you the FCG vs ATK football match preview based on our research and understanding. Please choose your own probable playing 11 as these matches are quite risky to predict who will play and who will not get the chance to play.