The two Indian giants will battle it out on the 18th of March for the ISL trophy.

The Indian Super League has reached its culmination period, as two heavyweights of the country are set to lock horns at the Fatorda on Saturday, March 18th to be crowned as the champions of the Indian Super League.

A win on Saturday can give ATK Mohun Bagan their first ISL trophy, after the formation of the joint entity in 2019. Whereas for Bengaluru, it will be their second time winning the ISL title.

Both the teams have had to dig deep and find their own philosophies throughout the season, and have had to work really hard to reach this far into the competition. Bengaluru made an incredible turnaround at the onset of the new year, and won every league game ever since, whereas ATKMB have been impressive for the majority of the season. 

Old Rivalry between Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru

Although these two teams have met each other only seven times so far, their rivalry goes way beyond, before Mohun Bagan and ATK’s merger. Mohun Bagan FC and Bengaluru FC had a very intense and heated rivalry in the I-league. The two clubs were always very closely knit on the points table, and there were occasions when only a point or two separated them at first and second position.

Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru played a total of 10 games against each other before Bengaluru made their move into the Indian Super League. Out of these 10 games, the former won five games, and the latter won two. Three games ended in a draw. 

Head to Head statistics between ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru

Ever since Atletico De Kolkata and Mohun Bagan’s merger, the two titans have met a total of seven times across two competitions, out of which the Mariners have emerged victorious on five occasions, whereas Bengaluru have won only one game.

Bengaluru FC – 1

Drawn – 1

ATK Mohun Bagan – 5

Despite clearly being the better team on head-to-head, it is also worth noting that Bengaluru’s solitary win against the Mariners came this very season when they defeated ATK Mohun Bagan in their own backyard just about a month ago.

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