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SC East Bengal vs. ATK Mohun Bagan ||Indian Super League 2020-21 || Match Prediction

Indian Super League 2020-21 Match 8

SC East Bengal vs. ATK Mohun Bagan – Fri, 27th November

ISL 2020-21 Match Prediction

SC East Bengal takes on ATK Mohun Bagan at Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco da Gama, Goa, India on Friday, 27th November, at 07:30 PM IST.

SC East Bengal is the new entrants in HERO ISL this year. They will play their first match of the season against ATK Mohun Bagan. This match is between India’s oldest football rivalries in the current top-flight of Indian football, and hence it is the first Kolkata derby in the ISL. The first time the derby is arranged to take spot in Goa as the league is played in a single venue, behind closed doors and with all teams restricted to their bio-secure bubbles, owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Head to head– SC East Bengal 2 wins, ATK Mohun Bagan 3 wins.

Previous Meeting: East Bengal FC 1-2 Mohun Bagan AC.

East Bengal FC Recent Form – WDDWW

ATK Mohun Bagan Recent Form – WWDWW

East Bengal will be ready to face-off their arch-rivals in this season as they play their first match. They will be hoping to win this game as they lost their last fixture in I-league earlier this year. Mohun Bagan AC won the match 2-1 to East Bengal FC. ATK Mohun Bagan will be confident enough to face their rivals as they won their previous match against them. They have performed well in the opening match of ISL, winning against Kerala Blasters 1-0. They are at 2nd position in points table with 3 points just below Chennaiyin FC leading the table with 3 points.

Prediction: SC East Bengal 1-1 ATK Mohun Bagan.

We envisage the game will result in a draw.

Team Preview

SC East Bengal is a new team added to ISL this season from I-League. They will be playing their first game of this HERO ISL. East Bengal FC which was recently acquired by Shree Cements renamed them to SC East Bengal from I-League this year. They bid a place in ISL to enter the top league in the country. SC East Bengal is a new team in this ISL league. They were hoping this team to see performing well in this league. This team has performed well in their previous season. Last season, East Bengal’s league statistics were six wins, five draws and five losses, resulting in a 2nd position in the I-League.

ATK Mohun Bagan has started well this season with a win as they stand 2nd in the league table. ATK Mohun Bagan has been formed this year as the team “Mohun Bagan AC” merged with the ISL Champion ATK earlier this year. ATK Mohun Bagan comes up against East Bengal in their second of the match of the season. Roy Krishna scored a goal in 2nd half of the match against Kerala Blasters resulting in a 1-0 win. They currently are at 2nd position in the points table. ATKMB’s records are inferior as to compared with East Bengal. ATKMB are the defending Champions of this league. 

SC East Bengal would be likely to start the season positively as they clash with traditional rivals in their first match. They will be looking for a win anyhow. ATK Mohun Bagan has the advantage of their previous match and would like to keep positivity when they face East Bengal at the neutral location this Friday. Both the teams are ready for the clash to win as they face each other for the Kolkata Derby.