Yesterday in the ISL 2016 we watched a mouth-watering encounter between FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC although either team did not have any chance of making it to the last four of the tournament. And today also we are lined up for yet another encounter involving Atletico de Kolkata and FC Pune City which has nothing much to do as far as the semifinal berths are concerned. As we build up to the Atletico de Kolkata vs. FC Pune City encounter, we bring forward the online streaming details, TV guide, match preview, team news and match prediction of the match.
ISL 2016: Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Pune City Match Preview
It is going to be one heck of a match as this one will see the former Atletico de Kolkata manager Antonio Lopez Habas making a come back to Kolkata. And there will definitely be no lack of action when Habas’s former team ATK will take on his current team FC Pune City. Neither team will be ready to give an inch to its opponent on the field.
The first Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Pune City encounter in the ISL 2016 ended on a scoreline of 2-1 in favour of FC Pune City. The Kolkata outfit will surely be eager to get the revenge for the defeat in the away game while Habas will be looking forward to winning this match simply to keep his winning record against ATK going which began just in the last ATK-FC Pune City encounter. And this will add an extra spice to the match which otherwise doesn’t have much of importance. ATK have already reached the last four and a defeat in this will not matter much to them. FC Pune City, on the other hand, will be looking to sign off on a winning note;besides the prestige factor which will urge Habas to push his team to give more than their best in this match particularly.
In the last four matches that FC Pune City have played they have managed to win 2 matches while they lost 3 matches respectively to Chennaiyin FC, NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters. Atletico de Kolkata, on the other hand, has managed to keep their defence intact although they have failed to win many matches. In fact, in the last five matches, ATK have won only 1, but Jose Molina’s team haven’t lost one,which has made their way into the semifinal much easier.
ISL 2016: FC Pune City vs Atletico de Kolkata Team News
There has been no news of injury concern in either team. For ATK good news has come in the form of recovery of Sameehg Doutie who has been left out of the playing eleven due to fever. So he might just get a start as Jose Molina would want his winger to get back to full fitness before the semifinals. Also, Helder Postiga, Borja Fernandez and Arnab Mondal might get a rest ahead of the semifinal clash.
For FC Pune City we might see Eugeneson Lyngdoh making a start. It has been quite strange from Habas that Lyngdoh hasn’t started many of the matches in FC Pune City colours even after having a good season for Bengaluru FC. And for the last match, he will perhaps be handed a first eleven start. And if that happens ATK’s defence should stay aware of the youngster’s capabilities on the field.
Atletico de Kolkata (probable line-up): Debjit Majumdar, Pritam Kotal, Kinshuk Debnath, Tiri, Keegan Pereira, Ofentse Nato, Stephen Pearson, Javi Lara, Sameehg Doutie, Lalrindika Ralte, Juan Belencoso
FC Pune City (probable line-up): Arindam Bhattacharya, Rahul Bheke, Eduardo Ferreira, Gouramangi Singh, Narayan Das, Momo Sissoko, Jonatan Lucca, Arata Izumi, Momar N’Doye, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Anibal Zurdo
ISL 2016: Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Pune City Match Prediction
Although the match is inconsequential as far as the semifinals of the ISL 2016 are concerned, we might be lined up for a scintillating display of football when ATK and FC Pune City take the field at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium. And with the home crowd cheering for ATK, we predict a 2-0 win for the home side with Sameehg Doutie and Javi Lara as the scorers.
ISL 2016: Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Pune City Match Details
Date: December 2, 2016
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Rabindra Sarovar Stadium, Kolkata, India
ISL 2016: FC Pune City vs Atletico de Kolkata TV Guide and Live Streaming Details
TV Listings: The match will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1/HD, Star Sports 2 in English and on Star Sports 3 in Hindi. The matches will also be available in various regional languages on other channels in the Star network.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Pune City match on Matchday 54 in the ISL 2016 will be available on Hotstar.
Hope this article on the match preview, team news, match prediction, TV and online streaming details of the Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Pune City encounter in the ISL 2016 helps you in keeping track of the match. For more information on the ISL 2016 last round fixtures and semifinal fixtures you can go through this article.