ISL 2016 Semifinal 1: Can Atletico de Kolkata’s Defense Stand Tall Against Mumbai’s Star-Studded Line-up

10 min read

We have reached the second week of December, and it is time for the semifinals of the ISL 2016. The first semifinal is scheduled to be held at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium in Kolkata where the home team Atletico de Kolkata will be up against the league toppers Mumbai City FC. As we build up to the first semifinal of this edition of the tournament, we bring forward the live streaming details and TV guide of the ATK vs Mumbai City FC. Also, there is a match preview besides the team news and the match prediction which will give a somewhat clear idea of how the encounter between Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City FC in the ISL 2016 Semifinal 1 pans out.

th 43

ISL 2016 Semifinal 1: Atletico de Kolkata vs Mumbai City FC Match Preview

The semifinal 1 of the ISL 2016 is definitely going to be a tactical battle as we have often seen in the course of the whole season that Atletico de Kolkata have adopted excellent tactics to get out of tense situations. And Jose Molina will have his task cut out as far as the first semifinal is concerned. ATK’s defence needs to be at its best so that they can prevent the fearful attacking line up of Mumbai City FC. The defence has been quite steady with Debjit Mazumdar under the bars, and the numbers have shown that as well. ATK have lost only 2 matches, but one of those 2 losses has been against Mumbai City FC. So the ATK defence should be wary of that.

Mumbai City FC, on the other hand, have played open football and managed to score a number of goals while their defence has stayed strong as well. With Sunil Chhetri, Diego Forlan and Sony Norde in their attacking line-up they have a really formidable attack. So they will be looking forward to taking advantage of the situation and score 1 or 2 goals if possible. With the home match for Mumbai City FC scheduled, later on, an away goal can do wonders for the Mumbai outfit.

On the previous two meetings this season, Mumbai City FC have won the match away from while the honours were shared in the match held at the Mumbai Football Arena. So the ATK fans might be aware of the threat that Mumbai City FC possess for the home side needs a good cheer from the home crowd to lift themselves up.

ISL 2016 Semifinal 1: Mumbai City FC vs Atletico de Kolkata Team News

Atletico de Kolkata will look to take advantage of the home match and might look to win this game, but they need to consolidate their defence in order to prevent the away team from scoring a goal. So Jose Molina might look to field a strong midfield beside a solid defence to keep things tight as much as possible. And as far as injuries are concerned, ATK do stand in a good state as news has revealed that injuries are not much of a concern. And they are expected to field a full-strength eleven.

For Mumbai City FC they might look to play cautious football and try to prevent ATK taking the home advantage. And with not much news coming in regarding injury concerns in the Mumbai team we can expect them fielding the best team possible.

Atletico de Kolkata (probable line-up): Debjit, Robert, Tirri, Arnab Mondal, Pritam Kotal, Ruidas, Pearson, Borja Fernandez, Javi Lara, Postiga and Ian Hume

Mumbai City FC (probable line-up): Singh, Ralte, Ali, Goian, Vieira, Vadocz, Singh, Alves, Chhetri, Defederico and Forlan

ISL 2016 Semifinal 1: Atletico de Kolkata vs Mumbai City FC Match Prediction

We can expect a mouth-watering encounter between ATK and Mumbai City FC at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium in the ISL 2016 Semifinal. And we predict a 2-1 win for the home side. The goals will be scored by Ian Hume and Borja Fernandez for the home side and the scorer for the away team will be Sunil Chhetri.

ISL 2016 Semifinal 1: Mumbai City FC vs Atletico de Kolkata Match Details

Date: December 10, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM IST

Venue: Rabindra Sarovar Stadium, Kolkata, India

ISL 2016 Semifinal 1: Atletico de Kolkata vs Mumbai City FC Live Streaming Details and TV Guide

TV Listings: The match will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1/HD1 & Star Sports 2/HD2 in English and Star Sports 3/HD3 in Hindi. Other than these, the match will be telecasted live on other channels in different regional languages.

Online Streaming Details: The live streaming details of the Atletico de Kolkata vs Mumbai City FC will be available on Hotstar.

Wrap Up

We hope that the TV guide and the live streaming details of the ISL 2016 semifinal 1 between Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City FC help you keeping track of the proceedings of the match. Also, share your views regarding the probable starting line-up and the match prediction. We will be eager to hear it from you. For further news and updates on the schedule of the ISL 2016 semifinals, click here.

Check Also

BJP MP Babul Supriyo Heckled by TMC While Entering the Polling Booth

The third phase of the West Bengal elections of State Legislative Assembly has been very b…