Odisha FC’s search for 3 points continues as they take on a high flying ATK Mohun Bagan FC.
The Mariners into the tie having won both of their opening encounters and Stuart’s Baxter’s side have just managed to secure a point from the couple of matches they have played.
ATK Mohun Bagan :
The Mariners have successfully capitalised on the quality of their squad. They have won both of their opening games, having scored 3 goals. The defensive stalwarts of ATK MohunBagan have already displayed what they capable of as they have a 100% record of keeping a clean sheet this season. What can a matter of concern for Antonio Lopez Habas’s side that they giveaway ball possession too easily. The overall passing accuracy doesn’t suit them given the kind of players they have.
“We have to continue winning matches, this is the idea. The players are very confident and are professionals. We want to win the matches and not think about our position on the table. Odisha have a good coach with a fantastic CV. It will be a good match,” said Antonio Lopez Habas during a pre match press conference.
Odisha FC :
Despite big names making their way to the Bhubaneshwar based club, Odisha are still in search of their first win. Stuart Baxter’s side lost their opening tie against good looking Hyderbad FC.
In their second match, Diego Maurício initiated a comeback to remember in the second half for his side as Brazilian target man brought things back to level terms when his team were losing 2-0. A matter of concern for Scottish tactician will surely be the backline as they have conceded 3 goals in 2 matches out of which two of them came in from spot kicks.
“They are a balanced side, have been together for a while and have a set way of playing that is difficult to play against. They have good players who can hurt you if you leave some space behind and if you don’t do that, they are very solid defensively. We are going into the game buoyed and we feel that we can have a real go at it.” said Stuart Baxter.
Probable Starting XI :
ATK Mohun Bagan : Arindam, Pritam, Jhingan, Tiri, McHugh, Javi, Bose, Pronay, Prabir, Williams, Roy
Odisha FC : Arshdeep, Taylor, Bora, Henry, Sarangi, Cole, Vinit, Marcelinho, Nanda, Onwu, Diego