Mumbai City look to return to winning ways against ATK Mohun Bagan - get ISL 2021-22 fantasy predictions
Defending champions Mumbai City FC (MCFC) will lock horns with ATK Mohun Bagan (FCG) in match 80 of Indian Super League 2021-22 season at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa on Thursday, February 3. The match will start from 7:30 PM IST.
MCFC are on a six-match winless streak after an impressive start to their campaign. In order to turn their season around, the Islanders have made four signings in the winter transfer window including India star winger Lallianzuala Chhangte and former Odisha FC forward Diego Mauricio. With 18 points from 12 matches. Des Buckingham’s side is currently placed sixth in the ISL 2021-22 standings.
On the other hand, ATKMB are currently on a seven-match unbeaten streak and will look to bag maximum points on Thursday in order to secure their place in the play-offs. Under new manager Juan Ferrando, the Mariners are placed fifth in the standings with 19 points from 11 matches.
MCFC vs ATKMB Dream11 prediction
Mumbai City FC have a dominant head-to-head record against ATK Mohun Bagan, winning all their four matches that they played so far. The Islanders had earlier thrashed the Mariners 5-1 in their first meeting of the season. Going by past head-to-head record, MCFC will have an edge over ATKMB going into Thursday’s encounter.
MCFC vs ATKMB Dream11 team tips for Indian Super League 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
In the absence of in-form Mumbai City FC striker Igor Angulo, ATKMB forward Roy Krishna will be a worthy fantasy pick for this clash. The 34-year-old Fiji international has scored four and provided four assists in 10 matches this season. Krishna has already amassed 417 fantasy points and will look to add more to his tally on Thursday.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Mumbai City FC midfielder Ahmed Jahouh has been one of the standout players in the ongoing edition of ISL. The Moroccan footballer can control the game’s tempo from the midfield engine room and has registered three goals and six assists in 11 matches. Having accumulated 777 fantasy points this season, picking Jahouh in your fantasy team against ATK Mohun Bagan is a no-brainer.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Among the defenders, one must pick Mumbai City FC captain Mourtada Fall in your fantasy football team. The 34-year-old defender has made 19 interceptions and 49 clearances in 11 matches this season, adding to the two goals that he has scored so far. Fall will play an important role to stop the likes of Roy Krishna, Hugo Boumous and Liston Colaco.
Between the sticks, ATKMB’s Amrinder Singh will be the preferred choice over Mohammad Nawaz. The Indian football team custodian has kept two clean sheets this term and will have the opportunity to garner more fantasy points through his saves on Thursday.
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