The biggest match in Indian football is back. Or you can say will be back on Saturday at 7.30 pm. East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan has always been the biggest match on the Indian football scene. However, it will be only the third time that two of the giants of Indian football will face each other in ISL 2021-22 for the first time. So, here we present the match preview and Dream11 prediction of SCEB vs ATKMB.
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SCEB vs ATKMB Match Details
Time: 7.30 pm
Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Network, and JioTV
Venue: Tilak Maidan Stadium, Goa
SCEB vs ATKMB: Team News
Team News – SC East Bengal
East Bengal had to go through a lot before making it to the Indian Super League. However, the prestigious club from Kolkata made some huge investments in players to reinforce the glory days. Arindam Bhattacharja’s leadership has looked calm and collective in their first match against Jamshedpur. But, the fewer attacks has created some questions on East Bengal’s tactics. Though it is just the start of the tournament, they would love to start on point from the go.
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In their draw against Jamshedpur, East Bengal could only manage a 37% position which raise concerns about Manolo Diaz’s game plans as well. Therefore, the mid-field needs to be more in action and control the game for the red and gold. Bikash Jairu and Sourav Das will have a major role to play if they want to beat ATKMB first time in ISL history.
Injury and suspensions
Till now there are no injury concerns for SC East Bengal. Therefore, you can expect a full-strength team the Red and Gold against the arch-rivals.
Team News: ATKMB
ATKMB will surely be the happier team going into the derby. Currently placed at number 2 in the ISL table, Habas will be confident of another derby win in ISL. Though the Mariners had many opportunities to score and score 4 goals, they only managed to have 35% of the ball position against Kerala Blasters. Hugo Boumos (2), Roy Krishna and Liston Colaco were on the goal-scoring list but Habas was not that impressed with the minor mistakes they made.
The strikers are looking at their best, but it will be the defence of the most successful ISL team which dictate their title run this year. Therefore, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal and Deepak Tangri will have a greater role in the season’s first derby.
Injury and suspensions
As for Habas and company, all are good with injury updates and suspensions. So, be free to make your match predictions for the match as both teams will be at their strongest.
SCEB vs ATKMB: Head-to-Head
SCEB vs ATKMB – Possible Lineups
Possible Lineup – SC East Bengal
Bhattacharya (GK), Khan, Gaikwad, Mrcela, S.Fernandes, J.Singh, Rafique, Dervisevic, R.Fernandes, B.Singh, D.Chima Chukwu
Possible Lineup – ATKMB
A.Singh (GK), Tiri, Kotal, Bose, Boumous, McHugh, Rodrigues, Tangri, Krishna, Williams, M.Singh