On Saturday, Kolkata will play a host to the underrated Pune that will take place at the Salt Lake Stadium of Kolkata.
Kolkata, being a two-time champion, had a decent start in this season. With only 2 winnings out of 6 matches in the account, the two-time champions definitely lost their way after their win against Chennai. With an early lead, Kolkata wasn’t able to pace up against Bengaluru and let the win slip out of their hands. Definitely, a team with the caliber to rule the season is a major let down amongst all.
Whereas, a winning-less team, Pune stands at the bottom of the standings. Pune is one of those teams, who quickly takes the lead and later with a slight amount of stupidity, ends up to lose or draw the match. Their weakness lies with the inability to hold on to the lead. This weakness will definitely cost Pune to get defeated while facing Kolkata, who perhaps possess the same quality.
Probable Playing 11:
Kolkata: Arindam Bhattacharya (GK), Yamnam Gopi Singh, Balwant Singh, Everton Santos, Haunhar, Hitesh Sharma, Komal Thatal, Khongjee, Ankit Mukherjee, John Johnson, Andre Bikey.
Pune: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Emiliano Alfaro, Nikhil Poojari, Jonathan Vila, Shankar Sampingiraj, Alwyn George, Gabriel Fernandes, Rohit Kumar, Adil Khan, Keenan Almeida, Gurtej Singh.
PlayerzPot Probable Line-up:
With Pune’s Marcelinho injured, it seems like they have lost a chance to score but as both teams have the same qualities, there are chances of a draw. Kolkata’s victory is only possible if they manage to make a comeback as Pune is lying low on defence.