The in-form ATK would be aiming for the top spot on the points table when they will square off against Odisha FC on Saturday. The match will be played at ATK’s home ground, Salt Lake Stadium. Antonio López’s men have won their last three matches and are currently rooted at second position. Odisha FC, on the other hand, is standing at sixth spot with just three more matches on their hands. Gombau’s side need to grab as many points as possible in order to confirm their berth in the top four.
ATK has been in sublime form this season, winning nine out of their fifteen matches with just three losses. The side will look to extend their winning streak and grab that top position again. ATK’s home record this season has been exceptional and they will be favorites to clinch this one as well. In their seven ventures in Kolkata so far, the team has won five, drawn one, and lost just one match scoring 14 and conceding just four.
Odisha FC, at the same time, will have to bring out their best to beat ATK on their home turf. After winning three back to back matches, Odisha suffered a setback with two consecutive losses.
In their last encounter, Odisha got edged out by the table topper FC Goa. However, Gombau will be pretty pleased with the performance of their new signing Manuel Onwu who scored twice against Goa and could have easily bagged a hat-trick if his goal had not wrongly flagged offside. The team will look to shrug off the previous defeat and will be aiming for the win to stay alive in the tournament.
Date: February 8th, 2020, Saturday
Venue: Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Timings: 7:30 PM (IST)
Probable Playing Line-up
Francisco Dorronsoro, Sajid Dhot, Gaurav Bora, Carlos Delgado, Narayan Das, Vinit Rai, Martin Perez Guedes, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Xisco Hernandez, Nandhakumar Sekar, Daniel Lalhlimpuia.
Arindam Bhattacharya, Pritam Kotal, Sumit Rathi, Agus Garcia, Prabir Das, Michael Soosairaj, Mandi Sosa, Jayesh Rane, Javi Hernandez, Jobby Justin, Roy Krishna.