Super-Sub Manvir Singh has been outstanding so far in the limited opportunities he has got so far in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL). He has started on the bench in the first two matches for ATK Mohun Bagan and has improved the team whenever he came on. In the iconic Kolkata Derby, Manvir Singh pulled off a remarkable goal which is probably in contention for goal of the season so far.
ATK Mohun Bagan has had a dream start to their life in the ISL. In two matches, they have managed to keep two clean sheets and with six points they comfortably sit on the top of the table. Next up is Stuart Baxter’s Odisha FC and here’s what you can expect from this match.
ATK MOHUN BAGAN
The debutants have the most successful ISL manager leading their team this season in Antonio Lopez Habas. The Spaniard has deployed his prefered system of 3-5-2 in the first two games and it’s been a masterclass by his men so far. His team has been compact defensively and looks lethal on the counter attack. The wing backs provide the width to the team and in Roy Krishna they have a striker who is probably the best in the league. The centre back partnership between Sandesh Jhingan, Tiri and Pritam Kotal is improving game by game. They have Manvir Singh in their ranks who is pushing for a starting position in that team. All in all it looks like a complete puzzle and they are the team to beat this season.
After parting ways with Josep Gombau, Odisha FC roped in Stuart Baxter on a long term contract to manage the team. The season hasn’t started the way he would’ve liked. The defeat in the opening match for the team would’ve been hard to digest but they’ll take positives from the comeback in the previous match against Jamshedpur FC to get their first point of the season. Baxter is still getting to know his squad and is unsure about the system he wants to deploy at Odisha. In Diego Mauricio he has a forward who is in red hot form. The Brazilian scored a wonder goal in stoppage time against Jamshedpur to rescue a point for the Bhubaneshwar based club.
PREDICTED LINE UPS
ATK Mohun Bagan (3-5-2): Arindam Bhattacharya; Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Tiri; Prabir Das, Jayesh Rane, Carl McHugh, Subhasish Bose; Javi Hernandez; Manvir Singh, Roy Krishna
Odisha FC (4-2-3-1): Kamaljit Singh; Shubham Sarangi, Steven Taylor, Jacob, Hendry Antonay; Gaurav Bora, Cole Alexander; Nandhakumar Sekar, Marcelinho, Samuel Lalmuanpuia; Diego Mauricio
WHERE TO WATCH ATKMB VS OFC
The match between ATK Mohun Bagan against Odisha FC will be broadcasted in India from 7:30 PM IST in Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi, and their respective HD TV channels. You can also live stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar and JioTV
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