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ISL 2018-19: FC Pune City vs ATK | Match Preview, Predictions, Live Streaming & Where to watch details

Alby Issac
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1.34K   //    09 Feb 2019, 11:02 IST

Can the Stallions end ATK's chances of making it to the playoff spots? (Image Courtesy: ISL)
Can the Stallions end ATK's chances of making it to the playoff spots? (Image Courtesy: ISL)

The Stallions come against two-time champions ATK at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune, in Match No. 74 of the Hero Indian Super League.

FC Pune City started off the season with no shadows of their past season. They had a seven-match winless streak, which destroyed the chances of a knockout qualification.

Now, the Stallions have started winning but is doubted to be too late. The team had to sack manager Miguel Angel Portugal mid-way and the duties had to be assigned to Pradyum Reddy.

Later, Phil Brown took charge and has won the only game the team has played under him so far. With three back-to-back victories, FC Pune City is now seventh on the points table with 14 points.

ATK is one among those teams in the run for the playoff spots on the table. Like most other Steve Coppell teams, ATK too has adopted a no-goal policy; in terms of scoring and conceding.

Having played five draws till date, it shouldn't be any longer before the side shifts to more attacking plans to collect the three points.

The Kolkata-club is sixth on the ISL table with 20 points from 14 games. A win is inevitable for the side to make their presence into the Top 4, which still is based on other results.

ALSO SEE: ISL Standings | ISL Schedule | ISL Results


FC Pune City vs ATK: Match Information

Date: 10 February 2019

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Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST

Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar

Live commentary: Pune City vs ATK Live Score | Commentary and Updates

Venue: Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium, Pune


FC Pune City vs ATK: Team News

FC Pune City

Matt Mills is known to injured in the Pune City and might miss the field against ATK.

ATK

ATK has all the players available for selection. Manuel Lanzarote and Everton Santos are expected to grace the two attacking flanks along with Edu Garcia.


FC Pune City vs ATK: Probable Lineups

FC Pune City (3-4-3): Kamaljit Singh, Sahil Panwar, Martin Diaz, Sarthak Golui, Ashique Kuruniyan, Marko Stankovic, Adil Khan, Diego Carlos, Marcelinho, Iain Hume, Robin Singh

ATK (4-3-3): Arindam Bhattacharya, Ricky Lallawmawma, Arnab Mondal, John Johnson, Pritam Kotal, Gerson Vieira, Pronay Halder, Hitesh Sharma, Everton Santos, Edu Garcia, Manuel Lanzarote


FC Pune City vs ATK: Form Guide

FC Pune City: W-W-W-L-L

ATK: W-D-L-D-W


FC Pune City vs ATK: Head-to-Head

FC Pune City: 5

ATK: 2

Draw: 2


FC Pune City vs ATK: Key Players

FC Pune City

FC Pune City has one underrated threat in their armory in the form of Ashique Kuruniyan. When attacks can be dangerously curved from the wings by the youngster, a striker like Iain Hume is all that a team needs to score goals. This combination might be the success formula for Pune this matchday.

ATK

ATK's chances will again depend on the trio upfront - Everton Santos - Edu Garcia - Manuel Lanzarote.

The new signing, Garcia has already shown his class within a short period of time and when this gets combined with Santos and Lanzarote on both the wings, ATK will have a shift of gear in their game. More promising attacks can be expected from the team, using this attacking thread.


FC Pune City vs ATK: Predictions

It will surely be a close encounter as one team has finally found their good days and the other is desperate for qualification.

With Pune playing only three in defence and ATK having three strikers at the front, there will be nothing less than quality football. At the end of the day, it might be Pune City going in with a victory.

Predicted Score - Pune City 3-2 ATK


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