ATK will host NorthEast United in another crucial encounter of IFL. The match will be played at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. The in-form Kolkata came out victorious in their previous encounter with the table topper Goa and will be looking to extend their winning momentum against a dejected NorthEast United.
NorthEast United are woefully out of form this season. They are on a seven-game winless streak and are desperate for a win. In their previous fixture against Chennaiyin FC, the Robert Jarni side were beaten comprehensively as Nerijus Valskis and Rafael Crivellaro scored two goals to win the game 2-0 for Chennai.
The team have missed their superstar Asamoah Gyan in the last few games, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season, with an injury. The team’s chance of making it into the play-off looks like a distant dream now but they will still be hoping to clinch a win to boost their morale.
ATK, on the other hand, after a shocking defeat against Kerala Blasters came back strongly with a 2-0 win over FC Goa. Both teams were battling hard in the first half but Pritam Kotal succeeded to breach Goa’s defence in the second half to give ATK the lead. ATK extended the lead two minutes before the end thanks to a goal from Jayesh Rane and sealed the win.
Venue- Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Match Date- 27 January 2020
Match time- 7:30 PM (IST)
Probable Playing Line-up
Arindam Bhattacharya, Pritam Kotal, Sumit Rathi, Agus Garcia, Prabir Das, Michael Soosairaj, Mandi Sosa, Jayesh Rane, Javi Hernandez, Jobby Justin, Roy Krishna.
Subhashish Roy Chowdhury, Reagan Singh, Kai Heerings, Mislav Komorski, Rakesh Pradhan, Lalengmawia, Jose Leudo, Federico Gallego, Redeem Tlang, Rupert Nongrum, Andy Keogh.