With the season well into the second half of the Indian Super League, fixtures are coming thick and fast, with the points table reflecting the big competition day in day out.
Matchweek 14 of ISL will see title contenders ATK Mohun Bagan taking on two-time champions Chennaiyin FC, while league leaders Mumbai City FC take on an in-form SC East Bengal side.
ATK Mohun Bagan vs Chennaiyin FC

After dropping points against Mumbai City FC and FC Goa, ATK Mohun Bagan’s title challenge has taken a hit, and coach Antonio Habas Lopez aims for his team to bounce back against Chennaiyin FC.

Given the Marina Machans' recent form, ATKMB will be willing to go for the kill on Monday evening. While ATKMB have won twice, drawn twice and lost once in their last five matches, Chennai have drawn thrice and won once.

ATKMB FC vs CFC (Last 5 Matches)

2 Wins 1
2 Draws 3
1 Losses 1

A stark difference, however, has been the halves where both the teams have changed gears. Whole Chennaiyin have scored seven of their goals in the first-half, ATKMB have scored a whopping 10 goals in the second. While picking a favourite would be difficult for this clash but, ATKMB’s star-studded side might just steal the show.

SC East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC

Mumbai City FC have been the better side by a long margin in this season so far, and the points table is evident for the same. However, SC East Bengal have been unbeaten in their last seven matches and would be confident coming to this big game.

While the Islanders have won four of their last five matches, SCEB have managed just two wins from the same.

SCEB vs MCFC (Last 5 Matches)

2 Wins 4
3 Draws 1
0 Losses 0

Mumbai City FC has been the better side by a long margin this season, and the points table is solid proof to justify their ascendancy. However, SC East Bengal have been unbeaten in their last seven matches and come to this big game with sheer confidence of a victory.
While the Islanders have won four of their last five matches, SCEB have managed just two wins from the same.
Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa

Kerala Blasters taking on FC Goa will undoubtedly be the biggest clash of matchweek 14 as the two sides, with their long ISL history, will look for the bragging rights.

The southern giants have faced each other 13 times, with the Gaurs leading the head-to-head record with nine wins and a draw.

KBFC vs FCG (Head to Head)

KBFC Metrics FCG
13 Matches 13
3 Wins 9
1 Draws 1

While both sides are yet to win the tournament, FCG are a prime contender to qualify for the playoffs, considering they have five wins from 12 games. On the flip side, Kerala has gradually come back into the hunt given their performance rate in the last five matches - scoring eight goals, one more than Goa.

Bengaluru FC vs Odisha FC

Bengaluru FC, the 2018-19 ISL champions, have been inconsistent this term, and that eventually led to the sacking of Carles Cuadrat. Meanwhile, bottom-placed Odisha FC will fancy their luck on deepening the Blues' woes and secure their first win over Sunil Chhetri and Co.

Bengaluru commands a 3-0 lead in the Head-to-head record against Odisha, but the Juggernauts' form guide gives them a psychological edge in the encounter.

BFC vs OFC (Last 5 Matches)

BFC Metrics OFC
0 Wins 1
4 Draws 2
1 Losses 2

Both teams have struggled with their scoring output this season, bu the upcoming duel will be a test of their strength in the defence. In their recent fixture, Kerala Blasters' 95th-minute winner against BFC delivered a hammering blow to Bengaluru's confidence, and the hosts hope not to find themselves in a similar situation against Odisha FC.

Feature Image Courtesy: AFP/ ISL