ATK Mohun Bagan will look to maintain the stress on the highest spot up after they conflict with NorthEast United of their subsequent Indian Tremendous League (ISL) match on the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday.
Simply as soon as level separated table-toppers Bagan and Mumbai Metropolis FC earlier than the beginning of the latter’s match towards Kerala Blasters on Saturday. Whereas Bagan have 17 factors, Mumbai have 16. However this will likely change by the tip of the Mumbai-Kerala encounter.
Bagan ended the 12 months on the prime of the factors desk whereas Mumbai Metropolis have performed one match lesser than Bagan.
Antonio Lopez Habas’s Bagan have been robust in defence, having conceded simply three objectives all season however he will probably be hoping for a extra environment friendly up entrance.
Bagan’s strikers have been going via a hit-and-miss part, with solely three objectives coming of their final 4 video games. This was on evident of their earlier sport towards Chennaiyin FC that resulted in a goalless draw.
Nonetheless, Habas isn’t anxious. “I might be anxious if we didn’t have the probabilities to attain. In soccer, you are able to do in a single second, what was not potential for you within the three matches earlier than. All conditions are completely different conditions in the course of the 90 minutes,” he mentioned.
Roy Krishna has been the standout for Mohun Bagan this season, having bailed them out of stick conditions various instances with well timed objectives. He has scored the winner in 4 of the 5 wins they’ve recorded to date this season. Nonetheless, he has not been in one of the best of type of late and has not scored from open play for practically a month.
Nonetheless, Habas maintained that goalscoring was a collective accountability, not a single participant’s job. “I’ve to analyse the efficiency of the entire workforce and never simply Roy Krishna. And the workforce’s efficiency is 100 %,” he mentioned.
NorthEast United, in the meantime, have issues of their very own. After their early season type propelled them up the desk, they’ve since misplaced floor and are winless of their final 4 video games. Their coach Gerard Nus is conscious that Bagan will current them with a troublesome check.