The main talking point ahead of the match will be ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Juan Ferrando who quit FC Goa to become the new Mariners boss.
It will be interesting to see how he sets up his new team against his old and how his former players respond to their manager walking away to a rival.
ATK Mohun Bagan
In the pre-match press conference, Ferrando informed that all the players are fit and available for selection.
In the pre-match press conference, Derrick Pereira revealed Brandon Fernandes, Glan Martins, and Romario are out due to injury. He added that Airam Cabrera had pulled his hamstring in the last game and underwent a medical test. Three other players (unnamed) might not play due to food poisoning.
ATK Mohun Bagan
Liston Colaco: The Goan winger has scored four goals and assisted one goal. He is the leading Indian goalscorer in Hero ISL this season. In addition, he has made 16 tackles and five interceptions.
Hugo Boumous: The midfielder has scored five goals and made one assist in seven matches. He will be one of the contenders for the golden boot this season.
Ivan Gonzalez: The center-back has been a leader at the back. Offensively, he has one goal and an assist. While, defensively, he has made 28 tackles, 26 clearances, 12 blocks and 10 interceptions.
Alberto Noguera: The Spaniard has scored two goals and assisted one. He has an average passing accuracy of 85.31% this season. Moreover, he has made 29 tackles in defensive play.
FCG Struggling Against ATKMB
FC Goa has not beaten ATK Mohun Bagan in their two meetings. They have lost one and drawn one.
ATKMB With A Good Record At The Venue
ATK Mohun Bagan has 19 matches at PJN Stadium, Fatorda, winning 12 and losing only 4 matches.
Both Teams Struggling With set-pieces
ATKMB have conceded nine goals from the set-piece situation which is most by any club in the league. While FCG has conceded eight goals and rank just below their opponents.
Match Timings and Telecast Details
Match: ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa
Date: 29 December 2021
Venue: PJN Stadium, Fatorda
Kick-off time: 7.30 pm
Telecast: Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 regional channels – Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu
Online Streaming: Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.
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