- 1 FC Goa vs Atletico De Kolkata ISL match preview, strategy analysis, injury updates: 7th October
- 2 Managers Eye towards the game: FC Goa vs Atletico De Kolkata Strategy Analysis
- 3 FC Goa vs Atletico De Kolkata injury updates
The biggest football communities of the country are going to lock horns tomorrow, as Atletico De Kolkata visits FC Goa in their 2nd match of the tournament. Both the teams have started their Indian Super League hunt with wins. ATK has destroyed Chennaiyin FC with a 3-2 stunner; and FC Goa outplayed Delhi Dynamos with a 2-0. Let us have a quick dressing room update before the east face off the west.
FC Goa vs Atletico De Kolkata ISL match preview, strategy analysis, injury updates: 7th October
FC Goa and Atletico De Kolkata team news and latest updates:
FC Goa is charged up with flares all around the team. The domestic players of the team are hugely affecting the all-out attacking football the team is displaying. In their first match against Delhi Dynamos Mandar Rao Dessai was given the Gaur of the match award; though the goal was treated as an own goal by Souvik Chakraborty. Romeo Fernandez, Debabrata Roy, Denson Devadas all had been contributory in that encounter. The foreigners like Lucio, Moura and Reinaldo also had a nice impact.
Atletico De Kolkata looked a bit shaken-up down at their defence; but with the proper utilization of chance factors the Kolkata side; won over the Chenaaiyin FC. The team had a great preseason camp in Spain and have been practicing together for the longest time. Hume, Borja and Postiga took the most important role in the match while domestic talents like Arnab Mondal, Rino Anto and Baljit Sahni also displayed a cracker of a performance.
Managers Eye towards the game: FC Goa vs Atletico De Kolkata Strategy Analysis
FC Goa manager Zico had been very clear about the way FC Goa will be playing this season; from the very starting days. Pressing the opponents down to their penetrative zone is what Zico will be looking for against ATK also. FC Goa will launch a 4-5-1 combination which may eventually turn into a 4-3-3 if needed. Fernandez, Reinaldo and Dessai would try to create space between the ATK defences with crosses flying in from both ends.
On the other hand, the well-known strategy of Antonio Habas is counter-attacking football; with a tightened defence down in front of their penalty-box. The team would like to ensure one point first before they dive-in for a win. ATK will land a 4-5-1 combination with Hume playing the no.10 role and Valdo or Sushil Singh as central forward.
FC Goa vs Atletico De Kolkata injury updates
FC Goa will be having a full-squad with Lucio getting over from his minor knee trouble; whereas ATK will be missing their marquee player Postiga in this match.
FC Goa vs Atletico De Kolkata expected starting eleven:
FC Goa expected lineup against ATK
Andrade; Roy, Lucio, Almeida, Arnolin; Jofre, Devadas, Moura, Fernandez, Desai; Reinaldo
ATK expected line-up against FC Goa
Singh; Fernandez, Anto, Mondal, Lara; Nato, Borja, Gavilan, Hume, Sahni; Singh
Final Words and Prediction:
Tomorrows match will ensure who would rule the group stage of the tournament as both the teams are looking the most lethal squad. However, Football Lens will predict a 1-1 draw; though more goals will surely bring in more entertainment. However; let us know what you feel about the match in the comments section.