ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa head-to-head and ISL stats
ATK Mohun Bagan will look to regain their winning form in Indian Super League when they host a high-flying FC Goa at the Fatorda Stadium on Wednesday.
The Kolkata giants had started the ISL 2020-21 season in the best possible way, winning all their opening three matches before things started changing against Jamshedpur FC, who stunned the Mariners 2-1.
FC Goa, on the other hand, had a slow start to their campaign with two draws and a loss before they bounced back with two wins on the trot. However, ATKMB will be a different challenge altogether.
The ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa head-to-head is dominated by the green and maroon brigade, who have won five of the 14 encounters and lost only thrice. On the other hand, the Gaurs have started dominating proceedings since the arrival of their former coach Sergio Lobera in the 2017-18 ISL season with their biggest victory against ATKMB being 5-1 on February 28, 2018.
Antonio Habas' men registered their biggest win over the Gaurs on November 22, 2015, when the Kolkata side had run a 4-0 riot. Otherwise, the teams have mostly seen matches undecided with as many as six matches ending without a result.
With Roy Krishna on one side and Igor Angulo on the other, goals will be guaranteed in Wednesday’s fixture. This marquee clash has already witnessed 32 goals in the 14 previous encounters.
FC Goa have been the more dominant side in their last five clashes with ATKMB as they won two and drew one. The Gaurs have also started this season in a more prolific manner, with seven goals in five matches as opposed to Krishna-led ATKMB's six goals. Despite losing the likes of Ferran Corominas, Hugo Boumous and others, FC Goa have managed 25 shots on target so far, against ATKMB's 22.
However, ATK Mohun Bagan have clearly been the better side while defending. While Goa's free-flowing all-offensive approach has seen them concede five goals in the process, ATKMB have let in just three goals. ATKMB's goalscorers have also shown more clinical finishing with a conversion rate of 10.16% as opposed to Goa's 9.58%.
With Mumbai City FC being held to a 1-1 draw by Jamshedpur FC on Monday, ATKMB could go on top of the ISL points table with a win against FC Goa on Wednesday.
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