21 Feb 2019
ISL 2018-19: ATK vs Mumbai City- Match preview and prediction
Written bySayak BasuSports
While Mumbai are currently fourth on the league table with 27 points from 16 matches, ATK are sixth with 21 points from 16 matches.
Will Mumbai continue their poor run of form and succumb against ATK?
Here we present to you our detailed match report.
How are ATK looking ahead of the match?
The problem with ATK throughout the season has been their goal-scoring.
They have scored only 15 goals this entire season, the lowest among all ISL clubs.
However, they do have a strong defense which can contain Mumbai, but ATK have almost lost their chance to make it to the playoffs this term.
Manuel Lanzarote might not take part in the fixture due to injury.
Are Mumbai City ready for the challenge?
Mumbai are coming off three straight losses which saw them slip from second to the fourth position in the league table.
They have not been able to net in a single goal in all of the three matches.
However, they will be relieved with the fact that they have no injury or suspension concerns going into the match against ATK.
Who will be the key players in the match tomorrow?
Edu Garcia has been a valuable addition to the ATK ranks, and he has proved his worth by scoring twice and providing an assist in the four matches he has played for the Kolkata-based outfit.
Kalu Uche as the striker will be giving him support.
For Mumbai, Modou Sougou, Arnold Issoko, and Rafael Bastos will be the key players in helping them score.
Predicted lineup and TV listing
ATK: Bhattacharya, Kotal, Johnson, Mondal, Lallawmawma, Gerson, Sharma, Garcia, Rane, Santos, Uche.
Mumbai City: Singh, Chakrabarti, Goian, Bose, Ali, Issoko, Milan Singh, Fernandes, Machado, Sougou, Bastos.
The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30 PM, and will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and can be live-streamed on Hotstar and Jio TV.
How can the match turn out tomorrow?
ATK will have a slight advantage considering the fact that the match will be played at their home.
However, their lack of goals could again haunt them in their match against Mumbai.
They will have to start putting the pressure on Mumbai from the start for a favorable result.
Mumbai should return from their slump and win tomorrow.
We predict 2-1 for Mumbai.