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East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan Preview: Huge Kolkata derby in store in Indian Super League

  • East Bengal and ATK Mohun meet in a Kolkata derby on Friday
  • East Bengal will be making their Indian Super League debut
  • East Bengal and ATK Mohun Bagan have met 353 in competitive Kolkata derbies
  • East Bengal hold a 127-111 head to head advantage over ATK Mohun Bagan
  • ATK Mohun Bagan have won their last 3 matches
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East Bengal and Mohun Bagan contest the Kolkata derby (Getty Images)

East Bengal and ATK Mohun Bagan clash in a huge Kolkata derby in the Indian Super League on Friday. Champions ATK won their opening game, while East Bengal make their debut in the ISL in what is one of the biggest showdowns in Indian football - although it is being played on neutral territory in Goa.

East Bengal Form


East Bengal will be playing their first-ever game in the Indian Super League after agreeing to step up to the ISL in September.

East Bengal finished runners-up in the I-League last season when it was cut short due to the coronavirus. They were 16 points behind rivals Mohun Bagan at the time, and had drawn three and won three of the last six games before the shutdown.

Robbie Fowler has been appointed as manager of East Bengal for their debut season in the Indian Super League.

East Bengal Team News


Robbie Fowler has signed two of his former Brisbane Roar players from the Australian A-League with defender Scott Neville joining on loan and striker Aaron Amadi-Holloway moving to India.

East Bengal have also signed Scottish defender Danny Fox, Irish winger Anthony Pilkington, DR Congo midfielder Jacques Maghoma and German midfielder Matti Steinmann ahead of the new season.

ATK Mohun Bagan Form


Last year's champions ATK made a winning start to the ISL season. The newly merged ATK team with Mohun Bagan won 1-0 against Kerala Blasters in the season opener last Friday.

Captain Roy Krishna got the only goal of the game to give coach Antonio Lopez Habas' side a winning start to their title defence.

It was a third straight ISL win for ATK, who lost the first leg of last year's semi-final 1-0 to Bengaluru before winning the second leg 3-1. They also overcame Chennaiyin 3-1 in the final to become champions for the third time.

ATK Mohun Bagan Team News


Antonio Lopez Habas was forced into an early change in the opening game with Michael Soosairaj coming off injured. Subhasish Bose is on standby to start at wing back.

Australian imports Brad Inman, who played under Fowler at Brisbane Roar, and David Williams look set to remain on the bench.

East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan Head to Head


There have been 353 competitive Kolkata derbies between the sides with East Bengal holding the head to head advantage at 127-111. The derby has ended level 115 times.

This will be the first meeting in the Indian Super League.

East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan Stats


  • East Bengal are making their Indian Super League debut.
  • East Bengal and ATK Mohun Bagan have met 353 in competitive Kolkata derbies (all competitions).
  • East Bengal hold a 127-111 head to head advantage over ATK Mohun Bagan (all competitions).
  • ATK Mohun Bagan have won their last 3 matches (Indian Super League).

Prediction


Mohun Bagan were much the better side in the I-League last season and the merger with ATK in the Indian Super League makes them stronger. Expect ISL experience to win the day in the derby.

East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan FAQs

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Where is East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan being played?

East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan is being played at Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco da Gama, India.

What competition are East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan playing in?

East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan are playing in the Indian Super League. This will be East Bengal's first-ever game in the ISL.

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