East Bengal will square off against arch-rivals ATK Mohun Bagan in their Group B match of the Durand Cup 2022 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday, August 28. The match will kick off at 6:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Under the tutelage of new manager Stephen Constantine, East Bengal head into the Kolkata Derby after playing a goalless draw against Rajasthan United in their previous fixture. Earlier, the Red and Gold brigade started their Durand Cup 2022 campaign with a 0-0 draw against the Indian Navy.
With two points from as many games, East Bengal are currently placed third in the Durand Cup Group B standings.
On the other hand, the star-studded ATK Mohun Bagan have had an ordinary start to their Durand Cup campaign. After being stunned 2-3 by Rajasthan United in their opening fixture, the Juan Ferrando-coached ATK Mohun Bagan were held to a 1-1 draw by Mumbai City FC in their last match.
The Mariners are currently placed fourth in the Group B standings with just one point from two games and need to win to stay in contention for a quarter-final berth.
East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are the most successful teams in Durand Cup history, having clinched the coveted title 16 times each.
East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan head-to-head
East Bengal have a superior head-to-head record against Mohun Bagan across all competitions, winning 136 of the 382 matches that they have played so far. Mohun Bagan have secured 122 victories while 124 matches have ended in draws.
Furthermore, in the Durand Cup, East Bengal have won eight of the 19 matches that they have played so far. Mohun Bagan have registered six wins while five matches ended in stalemates.
However, ATK Mohun Bagan are unbeaten in their last six matches against rivals East Bengal across all competitions.
The last time these two sides met, ATK Mohun Bagan registered a 3-1 win over East Bengal in an Indian Super League clash at the Fatorda Stadium earlier this year.
Going by recent form and team combination, ATK Mohun Bagan will start as favourites against East Bengal at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday.
Where to watch East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan Durand Cup 2022 match live in India?
The East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan Durand Cup 2022 match will be telecast live from 6:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on the Sports18 1, Sports 18 1HD and Sports18 Khel TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan Durand Cup 2022 match will be available on the Voot app and JioTV.
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