Indian Super League: Finals
Stadium: Fatorda Stadium
18th March 2023
Bengaluru FC will welcome ATK Mohun Bagan in the finals of ISL at Sree Fatorda Stadium, Goa. Both the teams won their semi-finals clash on penalties and will be roaring to get a hand on the silverware. The teams have toiled hard to reach this stage of the tournament. Who will win?Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Bengaluru FC Form
Bengaluru has had the season of two halves. In the first one, they were an average side who was being beaten every other game week but since the turn of the year, they are lost just one game. They have a 100% record against all teams this season and have won ten games in a row. The team won the first semi-final leg with a scoreline of 1-0 and in the second semi-final leg, they went down to penalties. All the Bengaluru players were ice cold with their respective penalties and scored all of them and with Gurpreet saving one of them they cleared their path for the finals. Bengaluru has turned around from winning only three games in the initial 12 games to making it to the semi-finals. They will meet their former I-league rivals ATK Mohun Bagan in the finals. Bengaluru will be hoping to go all the way and win their second ISL trophy.
Bengaluru FC's possible lineup
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Bruno Ramires, Sandesh Jhinghan, Alan Costa; Prabis Das, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Rohit Kumar, Naorem Roshan Singh; Javi Hernandez; Roy Krishna, Sivasakthi Narayanan
ATK Mohun Bagan Form
ATK is also coming into the game on the back of a penalty win over Hyderabad FC. They were the reigning champions and were looking good this season also. Mohun Bagan did not concede any goals in the two legs of the semi-finals which is an achievement in itself. ATK is going into the game on the back of a superior head-to-head record over Bengaluru FC. They have won five out of six games against their finals rival. The only victory by Bengaluru was in February of this year. ATK has two titles to their name and winning this one will make them undisputed record holders in the Indian Super League with three titles. They have a resilient defence which has helped them throughout the season. They will be hoping for pretty much the same in this game as well.
ATK Mohun Bagan Predicted lineup
Amarinder Singh; Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Subhasish Bose; Deepak Tangri, Carl McHugh, Manvir Singh, Joni Kauko, Liston Colaco; Hugo Boumous.
Bengaluru FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan expert tips
The game looks very even with both teams enjoying success over long periods of the season. Expect plenty of attacks from both sides. We can expect under 2.5 goals in the game as the teams will be looking to score but will be cautious enough to not leave their defence exposed. Being a neutral venue both the teams do not have the home advantage that they enjoyed in the last game. Bengaluru is going into the game as favourites given their recent performances.