Match 89 Preview: Confident ATK Mohun Bagan look to soar standings against hapless NorthEast United FC

ATK Mohun Bagan will take on NorthEast United FC in match 89 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 at PJN Stadium, Margao, on Saturday as they aim to solidify position in top-four while the Highlanders battle to come out of bottom.

The Mariners are fourth in the league table with 23 points in 13 matches. Whereas, NorthEast United FC are placed at the bottom of the table with 10 points in 16 matches.

ATKMB won 2-1 against Hyderabad FC in their last match. They had more possession and better passing accuracy than HFC. NEUFC, on the other hand, lost 2-1 to Kerala Blasters FC in their last match. They managed only one shot on target in the match.

Head To Head

ATK Mohun Bagan have won three and drawn one out of the five times these two sides have faced each other. NorthEast United FC have managed to defeat ATKMB only once.

Also read: We are not taking this match lightly at all: NorthEast United FC's Khalid Jamil

Form Guide

ATK Mohun Bagan: DDWDW

ATK Mohun Bagan have picked up two wins and played three draws in their last five matches. They are unbeaten in their last nine games and have lost only two matches in the season so far.

NorthEast United FC: LLDLL

NorthEast United FC have picked up only a point in their last five matches. They have managed to garner two wins in 16 matches.

Team News

ATK Mohun Bagan

In the pre-match press conference, Jaun Ferrando informed that Sandesh Jhingan is unlikely to be available for the match.

Also read: Our medical staff has a good challenge ahead: ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Juan Ferrando

NorthEast United FC

In the pre-match press conference, Khalid Jamil revealed that everyone is available for the the clash against ATKMB.

Key Players

NorthEast United FC

Liston Colaco: The 23-year-old winger has six goals and an assist to his name. He is the leading Indian goal scorer. In addition, the Colaco has made 37 tackles and nine interceptions.

David Williams: The forward has scored three goals and made one assist in seven matches. He has been leading the forward line in the absence of Roy Krishna.

NorthEast United FC

VP Suhair: The 29-year-old forward has scored three goals and assisted two. His work rate on the top half of the field has been good. He has made 76 tackles, 27 blocks and 15 interceptions.

Hernan Santana: The midfielder has scored one goal and made two assists. He has an average passing accuracy of 83.44%. He has made 58 tackles, 37 interceptions, 21 blocks and 16 clearances.

Key Stats

Contrasting Form

ATK Mohun Bagan are undefeated in their last nine matches while NorthEast United FC are without a win in their last nine.

Defensive Woes for NorthEast United FC

The Highlanders have conceded 35 goals in 16 matches -- the most by any club this season.

Match timings and telecast details

Match: ATK Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United FC

Date: February 12, 2022

Venue: PJN Stadium, Margao, Goa

Kick-off time: 7.30 pm IST

Telecast: Star Sports Network

Online Streaming: Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.

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