ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) and SC East Bengal (SCEB) will play the first Kolkata Derby of the Indian Super League 2021-22 season on Saturday, November 27 at Tilak Maidan in Vasco da Gama.

SCEB vs ATKMB Dream11 prediction

Given the quality ATKMB have in their squad, it is safe to say the match on Saturday is likely to swing in their favour. The last season’s finalists made a blistering start to the new ISL season, beating Kerala Blasters 4-2 while East Bengal had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Jamshedpur FC in their season opener.

While the history of these two sides goes well beyond 96 years, they have met just twice in the Indian Super League and ATKMB have won both of those matches. The overall head to head record between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, however, has seen the former winning 132 while the latter winning 122 times. As many as 125 matches have been drawn.

Although the match of this magnitude is expected to be a tight affair, we predict a win for ATMKB on Saturday.

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

Top tip: Best forward

ATKMB frontman Roy Krishna is likely to play a big role for his team against East Bengal and it comes as no surprise that he has been selected by a whopping 98.51 per cent of fantasy managers for this contest. Krishna, who found the back of the net and scored 81 fantasy points in the previous game, is likely to return with a similar tally against SCEB.

Top tip: Best midfielder

Debuting for AKTMB against Kerala Blasters, midfield maestro Hugo Boumas was exceptional to say the very least. The Frenchman tallied an impressive 127 fantasy points after scoring two goals and creating three chances. If he gets into the groove on Saturday, SCEB are in for a difficult outing.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

SCEB defender Franjo Prce was selected by just 15.5 per cent of fantasy users against Jamshedpur FC. The 25-year-old Croatian, however, returned with 79 fantasy points after scoring a goal and making two interceptions. Given how busy he is expected to be at the back against ATKMB, we recommend you to pick him in your team.

Arindam Bhattacharya of SCEB should be the preferred choice in goal over ATKMB’s Amrinder Singh considering the former is likely to be busier of the two as far as saves are concerned.  Arindam is expected to be in the firing line, which is why he will probably accumulate more points through the saves he pulls off.

SCEB vs ATMK probable playing XI

SCEB playing XI (probable): Arindam Bhattacharya (goalkeeper); Mohammed Rafique, Tomislav Mrcela, Franjo Prce, Hira Mondal; Lalrinliana Hnamte, Sourav Das, Wahengbam Angousana, Bikash Jairu; Antonio Perosevic, Daniel Chima Chukwu

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

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