Date: 22 February 2021
Time: 7:30 pm (IST)
Venue: Tikak Maidan, Goa
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Hyderabad FC and ATK Mohun Bagan will lock horns in Match number 103 of the Indian Football League on Monday. A win for the Mariners in this contest will be enough for them to seal the League Winners Shield and secure a place in the AFC Champions League 2022. Meanwhile, Hyderabad FC have 27 points from 18 matches and are currently placed third. They would look to deliver a good performance and take the confidence into the semifinals after confirming a place in the final four.
For Hyderabad, Asish Rai had picked up a hamstring injury during the Nizam's last match and had to be substituted. There has been no further news on whether he will be able to recover in time for Monday's contest. Other than that, they will have all their players available for selection
As far as the ATKMB are concerned, they do not have any known injury or availability concerns and should be able to field their full strength XI in this game.
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In the previous encounter between the two sides, the match had ended in a draw. However, this is a completely different scenario with both the teams having a greater cause to push for a win. Both sides would look to play their best brand of football to produce the best results for their teams but given that ATK Mohun Bagan have been the more consistent sides throughout, they would look to remain calm and back their strength and if they manage to play the first half, not sweating out too much, the pressure would be on Hyderabad who can then make mistakes. However, the Nizams too have had their moments in the tournament and would surely not go down without a fight.
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Probable Playing XI
Hyderabad: Laxmikant Kattimani, Nikhil Poojary, Chinglensana Singh, Odei Onaindia, Akash Mishra, Joao Victor, Hitesh Sharma, Halicharan Narzary, Joel Chianese, Aridane Santana, Fran Sandaza
ATKMB: Arindam Bhattacharya, Tiri, Pritam Kotal, Subhasish Bose, Sandesh Jhingan, Carl McHugh, Lenny Rodrigues, Marcelo Pereira, Roy Krishna, David Williams, Manvir Singh
People's Pick for Fantasy
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Goalkeepers: Arindam Bhattacharya, Laxmikant Kattimani
Defenders: Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Chinglensana Singh, Odei Onaindia
Midfielders: Halicharan Narzary, Manvir Singh, Joao Victor, Marcelo Pereira
Forwards: Roy Krishna, Aridane Santana, David Williams, Joel Chianese
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