ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) will take on defending champions Mumbai City FC (MCFC) in a mouth-watering Indian Super League 2021-22 clash at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao, Goa on Wednesday, December 1.

ATKMB vs MCFC Dream11 prediction

Under manager Antonio López Habas, ATK Mohun Bagan have looked the most dominant side in the ongoing edition of ISL, beating Bengaluru FC 4-2 and thrashing arch-rivals SC East Bengal 3-0 in their first two matches of the season.

On the other hand, Mumbai City FC suffered a shocking 1-3 defeat to Hyderabad FC after starting the new campaign with a clinical 3-0 win over FC Goa.

The Islanders beat the Mariners 2-1 in the ISL 2020-21 final to claim their maiden title. Mumbai City also defeated ATK Mohun Bagan in both league matches last season and currently have a 3-0 head-to-head record against them.

However, ATK Mohun Bagan have bolstered their squad from last season and will start as favourites against Mumbai City FC in a repeat of last season’s final.

ATKMB vs MCFC Dream11 team tips for Indian Super League 2021-22

Top tip: Best forward

ATK Mohun Bagan captain Roy Krishna is undoubtedly one of the best foreign players to have ever played in ISL. The 34-year-old has netted 31 goals and also provided 15 assists in 46 ISL matches so far. He has continued his impressive form in ISL 8, scoring two goals and bagging one assist in two matches. The Fiji national team striker is likely to trouble the Mumbai CIty FC defence on Wednesday.

Top tip: Best midfielder

Ahmed Jahouh has been one of the standout midfielders in ISL since completing his move from Moroccan club Moghreb Tetouan in the 2017-18 season. The 33-year-old footballer was instrumental in helping Mumbai City FC clinch the title last season. Jahouh scored against Hyderabad FC on Sunday and will once again look to control the tempo of the game against a strong ATK Mohun Bagan outfit.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

ATK Mohun Bagan defender Pritam Kotal has been impressive in the first two ISL matches so far. Playing at right-back, Kotal has provided decisive crosses and also defended well when required. The India international has bagged one assist and also made six clearances and four blocks in ISL 8. He will play an important role for the Mariners at Fatorda.

Between the sticks, Mumbai City FC’s Mohammad Nawaz is expected to be busier than ATK Mohun Bagan’s Amrinder Singh. Nawaz will need to bring his A-game and make decisive saves against the likes of Roy Krishna, Hugo Boumous and Liston Colaco to keep the Mariners quiet. Since he will be in the line of fire, Nawaz is expected to accumulate more fantasy points for your team through his saves.

ATKMB vs MCFC probable playing XI

ATKMB playing XI (probable): Amrinder Singh (goalkeeper), Pritam Kotal, Deepak Tangri, Carl McHugh, Subhasish Bose, Manvir Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Liston Colaco, Hugo Boumous, Roy Krishna (captain), Joni Kauko

MCFC playing XI (probable): Mohammad Nawaz (goalkeeper), Mohamad Rakip, Rahul Bheke, Mourtada Fall (captain), Amey Ranawade, Ahmed Jahouh, Lalengmawia Ralte, Raynier Fernandes, Cassinho, Bipin Singh, Igor Angulo

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