ISL 2020-21 Semi-finals 1st Leg, NorthEast United FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan: Predicted starting XI and formation

ISL 2021: Ahead of the playoff first leg match between NorthEast United FC and ATK Mohun Bagan in the Indian Super League (ISL) season seven, we look at the predicted starting XIs and possible formations for both sides.

Roy Krishna

ATK Mohun Bagan's Roy Krishna has made the most goal contributions this season -14 goals and four assists.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

NorthEast United FC will look to continue its 10-game unbeaten run when it takes on ATK Mohun Bagan in the first leg of their Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) semifinal clash at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim.

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The Highlanders, making their second appearance in the last-four of the ISL, have been in stunning form under interim head coach Khalid Jamil and have won six and drawn four of their last 10 games. The side sealed its spot in the semifinal after beating Kerala Blasters 2-0 in its final league stage game.

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ATK Mohun Bagan, on the other hand, is playing in its maiden semifinal as a new entity following the merger between ATK and Mohun Bagan. The Mariners come into the tie after a moral-draining 2-0 loss to Mumbai City in their last clash, which also saw them lose out on the ISL League Winners Shield.

ATK Mohun Bagan, led by the ISL's most successful coach in Antonio Habas, will be keen to gain the upper hand when the two sides clash on Saturday. While Subhasish Bose is back from suspension, Habas may miss the services of Sandesh Jhingan who picked up an abdominal strain the previous game.

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NorthEast United FC will be boosted by the return of Federico Gallego, Ashutosh Mehta and Gurjinder Kumar.

Here's how the two sides could potentially line up -

NorthEast United FC Predicted XI

Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Gurjinder Kumar, Benjamin Lambot, Ashutosh Mehta, Nim Dorjee, Khassa Camara, Federico Gallego, Luis Machado, Lalengmawia, VP Suhair, Deshorn Brown.

ATK Mohun Bagan Predicted XI

Arindam Bhattacharya, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Prabir Das, Carl McHugh, Marcelinho, Lenny Rodrigues, David Williams, Roy Krishna, Manvir Singh.

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We have got you covered for your fantasy NorthEast United FC-ATK Mohun Bagan XI. Captaincy pick: Roy Krishna


Arindam Bhattacharya (ATKMB), Subhasish Bose (ATKMB), Tiri (ATKMB), Ashutosh Mehta (NEUFC), Prabir Das (ATKMB), Federico Gallego (NEUFC), Carl McHugh (ATKMB), Lalengmawia (NEUFC), Marcelinho (ATKMB), VP Suhair (NEUFC), Roy Krishna (ATKMB ).

ISL 2020 will be televised live on Star Sports and live streamed on Disney+Hotstar.
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