ATK Mohun Bagan - Mumbai City FC 1/12
It’s time for one of the highlights of the season when the defending champions Mumbai City FC take on ATK Mohun Bagan in a repeat of last season’s final. ATK Mohun Bagan have opened the 2021/22 season dominant with two wins out of two and top the Indian Super League points table. Can they get their revenge from last season’s final defeat or is Mumbai City FC bouncing back from their loss against Hyderabad FC on Saturday – Make sure to watch the game live on Wednesday 19.30 IST.
ATK Mohun Bagan have opened the ISL season with two wins out of two. No team has come close to stopping them as they are now taking on the defending champions, Mumbai City FC. Mumbai City FC have not impressed in the opening rounds and might find themselves in trouble when they face ATK Mohun Bagan in a repeat of last season's final.
ATK Mohun Bagan – Mumbai City
Date & time: 1 December, 19.30 IST
TV & live stream: Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Hotstar
Venue: Fatorda Stadium
Key players: Joni Kauko (ATK Mohun Bagan), Roy Krishna (ATK Mohun Bagan), Igor Angulo (Mumbai City)
With two wins out of two and seven goals scored, ATK Mohun Bagan has been the most impressive side so far in the ISL. They didn’t have any problems at all hammering their city-rivals SC East Bengal on Saturday. The game ended 3-0 and ATK Mohun Bagan got a perfect test ahead of the most important game of the season against Mumbai City FC.
Joni Kauko, finish national team player who arrived at ATK Mohun Bagan ahead of the season, has made a direct impact on the field and was named Hero of the Match in his first ever Kolkata Derby. Kauko will play an important role this season with his experience and impressive work rate. Another player for Mumbai City FC to look out for is Roy Krishna who has already bagged two goals this season. The Fiji international has been at ATK Mohun Bagan since 2019 and has scored more than 30 goals during his time with the Kolkata side.
Mumbai City FC got off with a perfect start of the new season when they got all three points in the season opener against FC Goa. The joy was short-lived however, as they suffered their first defeat on Saturday against Hyderabad FC. As if the defeat itself wasn’t bad enough, they also suffered an injury on defender Vignesh Dakshinamurthy who’s expected to miss up to six weeks. Not the news that Mumbai City FC and their fans wanted to hear before heading into the toughest game of the season. Mumbai City FC had a number of players leaving the club after last season and brought in a new manager in Des Buckingham. It will take time for the new faces to settle in at their new home but as defending champions you might not always have the fans and experts’ patience on your side. A win against ATK Mohun Bagan on Wednesday will make everyone forget about Saturday’s defeat, though another loss could put Des Buckingham and his players under early pressure.
Compared to when the two sides faced each other in last season’s final, ATK Mohun Bagan is now looking like the stronger team of the two. Some good additions to the squad have improved the team significantly as they are now seen by many as the strongest candidate for the league trophy. Two wins out of two in the opening rounds and more than 3 goals scored per game is impressive and a tough task for Mumbai City FC to handle. We believe Wednesday’s repeat of last seaon’s final will be a revenge for ATK Mohun Bagan. Injuries and the fact that Mumbai City FC are still adjusting to their new manager Des Buckingham’s style of play make us go for the home win here.
Betting tips: ATK Mohun Bagan to win 2.25 @Betway