Bengaluru FC will tackle ATK Mohun Bagan in one other must-win recreation in the ISL season eight, on the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday. The Marco Pezzaiuoli-coached facet is at present sixth in the desk with 26 factors. A defeat in the penultimate match of the season will extinguish all hopes of a playoff spot.
ATKMB is comparatively in a significantly better situation, on 31 factors with three video games to go. But Juan Ferrando’s outfit has misplaced steam in the final two video games, taking simply two factors towards a most of six towards Kerala Blasters and Odisha FC, denting its possibilities of securing the League Shield. A top-four end is, nevertheless, nicely inside attain and a win towards BFC will ease the nerves and clear the trail.
BFC bounced again nicely from two successive losses to Hyderabad FC and NorthEast United FC, beating Odisha in nice style. But one among the many personnel who secured the victory, midfielder Danish Farooq, will likely be suspended for the conflict.
ATKMB will likely be with out striker Roy Krishna, who returned from harm just lately however picked up a crimson card towards Odisha. There are health issues over fellow ahead David Williams, who’s recovering from an harm.
The final time the 2 sides met, they performed out a 3-3 draw again in mid-December. For BFC, the outcome turned its season round, because the membership went one other eight matches with out dropping after having been defeated in 4 of the opening six fixtures.
For ATKMB, it was the final match of the Antonio Habas period, after which the Kolkata group launched into a completely different journey beneath Ferrando. Sunday will not be as pivotal, however the stakes are excessive nonetheless.