The unbeatable Mumbai will look to lock horns with Kolkata at the home Salt Lake Stadium. Kolkata has been a disappointing team so far with only 5 wins. They started off pretty smooth but failed to score any goals in the latter half. Although the team defensive tactics are quite crisp, their attacking has miserably failed. They picked up the pace with the help of late signing Edu Garcia, who not only enhanced the quarterback but became an aura of motivation until then it was too late. The team is now aiming to play for their pride and maintain a substantial position by the end of the league. John Johnson will be suspended for a match following a fourth yellow card.
Probable Line-ups: Arindam Bhattacharya, Pritam Kotal, John Johnson, Arnab Mondal. Ricky Lallawmawma, Gerson Vieira, Hitesh Sharma, Edu Garcia, Jayesh Rane, Everton Santos, Kalu Uche.
Form Guide: L-D-W-D-L.
While Mumbai also started quite smoothly but midway lost its tracks. Mumbai tasted 3 consecutive defeats at this crucial phase of the season. While their continuous attacking has failed in front of the biggies but this can prove advantageous against ATK. Three continuous defeats have struck the confidence of the team but having the like of Modou Sougou and Rafael Bastos in the team, Mumbai will soon find a piece and can overcome all the jynx. Mumbai is likely to retain the underestimated line-up.
Probable Line-ups: Amrinder Singh, Sauvik Chakrabarti, Lucian Goian, Subhasish Bose, Anwar Ali, Arnold Issoko, Milan Singh, Raynier Fernandes, Paulo Machado, Modou Sougou, Rafael Bastos.
Form Guide: L-L-L-W-W.
Date: 22 February 2019
Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST
Place: Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kolkata
As both, the teams stand on the same level, there is a chance that Mumbai will hit mark and score a single goal and win this match.