ATK Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal Preview
- ATK Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal predictions for Thursday's Indian Super League match.
- ATK Mohun Bagan have won their last 4 matches.
- Match preview, predictions and latest team news.
ATK Mohun Bagan and East Bengal clash in the Kolkata Derby (Getty Images)
ATK Mohun Bagan Form
ATK Mohun Bagan hit the top of the Indian Super League with a 1-0 win over Jamshedpur on Sunday.
Roy Krishna's 85th minute winner saw Antonio Lopez Habas' side leapfrog Mumbai City to move into pole position for AFC Champions League qualification.
It was a fourth win in a row for defending champions ATK and guaranteed their place in the ISL playoffs.
They came from 2-0 down to beat Kerala Blasters 3-2, and then recorded a 4-1 win over bottom side Odisha and a 2-0 victory over Bengaluru.
ATK Mohun Bagan Team News
ATK Mohun Bagan will once again be without midfielder Edu Garcia as he struggles with an ankle injury.
Long-term absentees Michael Soosairaj and Joby Justin remain out.
East Bengal Form
East Bengal recorded an eighth draw of the season last Friday following a 1-1 stalemate with Hyderabad.
Robbie Fowler's side can count themselves unlucky having taken the lead from Bright Enobakhare, who was then denied what looked a clear penalty.
Hyderabad went on to equalise in the 92nd minute through Aridane, and East Bengal have since missed out of the finals after other results went against them.
SCEC had kept their hopes alive with a a 2-1 win over Jamshedpur, but that remains their only victory in the last seven matches.
They have drawn with Kerala Blasters, Chennaiyin, Goa and Hyderabad and lost to Mumbai City and Bengaluru.
East Bengal Team News
Defender Scott Neville and midfielder Sourav Das both missed the draw with Hyderabad and are touch and go.
Midfielder Loken Meitei could make a return to the squad after injury.
Coach Robbie Fowler serves the third match of a four-game touchline ban.
Head to Head
There have been 354 competitive Kolkata derbies between the sides and East Bengal hold a 127-112 head to head advantage. There has also been 115 draws.
East Bengal made their Indian Super League debut against ATK Mohun Bagan in November and lost 2-0. Roy Krishna and Manvir Singh got the goals.
The Kolkata Derby is the biggest match in the Indian football calendar. The first one in the ISL ended in an ATK Mohun Bagan win in November, and this should have the same outcome.
East Bengal were eliminated from finals contention when other results went against them this week. ATK can rub salt into the wounds.
- ATK Mohun Bagan have won their last 4 matches (Indian Super League).
- ATK Mohun Bagan have won 11 of their 17 matches this season (Indian Super League).
- East Bengal have won 1 of their last 7 matches (Indian Super League).
- East Bengal have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 their last 9 matches (Indian Super League).
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The Indian Super League match between ATK Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal is taking place at Fatorda Stadium.
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