The Indian Super League (ISL) will witness its first Kolkata derby when ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) takes on SC East Bengal (SCEB) at Tilak Maidan in Vasco on Friday.
ATK Mohun Bagan got off its season to the perfect start when it beat Kerala Blasters 1-0 thanks to a Roy Krishna goal in the 67th minute.
On the other hand, East Bengal will need to put its best forward under new head coach Robbie Fowler when it comes up against its arch-rival.
Both Fowler and ATKMB coach Antonio Habas prefer using a three-man defence and rely on width provided by its wing-backs. ATKMB has two of the best strikers in the league in Roy Krishna and David Williams, while SCEB appear thin in its forward line-up.
Here’s how the two teams could line-up.
SC East Bengal predicted XI (3-4-1-2)
Debjit Majumder; Scott Neville, Daniel Fox, Mohamed Irshad; Samad Ali Mallick, Matti Steinman, Yumnam Singh, Abhishek Ambekar;…