ISL PREVIEW: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru

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The Matchday 8 in Indian Super League (ISL) will see ATK Mohun Bagan take on Bengaluru FC at the Fatorda Stadium.

The two sides are separated by just one point on the ISL points table. ATK Mohun Bagan are second on the table with 13 points from six games, while Bengaluru FC are third with 12 points from the same number of games.

Though aware of the challenge that waits for his side, ATKMB coach Antonio Habas has his sights set on nothing less than three points. “I think it’s impossible to win every match. The teams are more balanced and it’s very difficult for all teams to keep on winning three points,” said Habas. “The idea in football is to get three points. I cannot play thinking about the possibility of drawing or losing.”

Carles Cuadrat will hope that his side is able to carry on its great form, the Blues have stayed unbeaten over the course of six matches so far, with three wins and as many draws.

“They (ATK Mohun Bagan) have a team with very tough players. We know about them; big bodies and playing with a high tempo. We saw in their game against FC Goa how their players play as a compact unit and try to take advantage of counterattacks and open spaces,” explained Cuadrat.

While ATKMB boast a strong attacking line-up, they have even better defensive stats, Bengaluru’s figures aren’t bad either. They are yet to taste a defeat in the campaign. This showdown promises to be even more captivating than usual with both teams flying high and currently in top four positions.