ATK Mohun Bagan face Lobera’s Mumbai City FC, which surely will be an exciting match to watch. Mumbai will look to breakthrough the tight defense of the Mariners. On the other hand, the Green and Maroon army eye to clinch back the top spot from Mumbai in Hero ISL Season 7.
LINEUP and PREVIEW
ATK MOHUN BAGAN
A 5-4-1 formation is what could be predicted from Habas against Mumbai City FC. The blues are having their best season of the Hero ISL. ATK Mohun Bagan have got results from this formation, with which they played against Goa, Bengaluru and Chennai. They will look to beat Mumbai on counter-attacks with some tactical play of high pressing their opponents. They have been very successful in keeping the best defensive record of this season, ad will surely look to continue with that. The only concern for Habas is that his team has been unable to score more often than what was expected from such a good team.
MUMBAI CITY FC
This team has scored a massive 16 goals in 9 games. Lobera has been consistent with his 4-2-3-1 formation unlike Habas. The biggest concern for his team will be the absence of Ahmed Jahouh, who will be missing such an important fixture due to his red card against Bengaluru in the last minutes of the game. Though it seems a concern for Lobera, the team should manage without him with such a good squad depth. Jahouh has been perfect with his long passing range, and it will be surely a missing factor for Mumbai. With ATK Mohun Bagan, pressing high, Jahouh’s long balls could have made a difference.
Hernan Santana, who has been playing as center half alongside Mourtada Fall, could replace Jahouh in his position to partner Rowllin Borges in the defensive pivot. Bipin has been the most impressive Indian player of the season, and will surely look to provide his services against his ex-team too.
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR
David Williams – The Australian has been in form with his performance, even though much goals haven’t come from him.
Roy Krishna – The deadly finisher of ATK Mohun Bagan will surely look to bag some goals against Mumbai.
Manvir – After missing out last two games in the starting eleven, he could start this match. He has shown to be a promising player for both the Indian National team and ATK Mohun Bagan.
Fall – The big man at the back has been clinical with his defensive skills. He has helped Mumbai and Amrinder keep crucial clean sheets.
Boumous – The attacking midfielder joint-leads the assist sheet with four to his name. His presence on the field means a lot to Mumbai.
Bipin Singh – the ex-ATK player has been critical to the team. His attacking abilities have come alive this season.
SCORE PREDICTION and MATCH DETAILS
ATK Mohun Bagan 1-0 Mumbai City FC
The match will be played at Fatorda from 7:30pm IST on 11th Jan 2021. The match will be live at Star Sports Network, Disney + Hotstar and JioTV.