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ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City: Build-up
ATK Mohun Bagan hope to kick off their 2023 in style by getting back into the Indian Super League (ISL 2022-23) championship race by defeating the unbeaten Mumbai City. The Mariners took the Islanders to the limit in their last game, playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Mumbai Football Arena.
Juan Ferrando’s side hopes to do one better at the Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday and stop their opponents’ uncontested charge towards the league title. A win could help propel the Mariners, while dropping points can see their AFC Cup dream end once and for all.
ATK Mohun Bagan will play their first game in over two weeks, with their opening match of 2023 being a really tough one. Juan Ferrando has persistently stated that his side’s ambition is to win the league stages and play in AFC competitions next year.
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To guarantee their continental dreams, they will need to win the ISL league stages. They are currently 10 points behind the league leaders. They need to win at least six, if not all of their remaining games to have a shot at defeating Mumbai City and Hyderabad FC in the race.
Mumbai City are operating at a different level than everyone else in the ISL 2022-23. With 10 wins in 13 games and 40 goals scored, the Islanders have surged past the majority of their opponents in this campaign.
But one team they’ve been unable to defeat is ATK Mohun Bagan. The Mariners were incidentally the last team to take points off Mumbai City, before they went on an eight-game winning run. While they might be in impressive form, Des Buckingham’s side know that they can’t become complacent.