Published On: Wed, Dec 16th, 2020

ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa: 10 things to know about the game

It’s nearly time for arguably the biggest game of the season, with FC Goa set to take on ATK Mohun Bagan in a true clash of the titans.

Ahead of this game, fan anticipation is at an all-time high, and there is hardly anything to separate the two sides heading into this one.

The stats tell you an interesting story about how these two ISL giants line up against one another, and without further ado, let’s take a look at the numbers that matter:

1 – Shots on target were one thing, but FC Goa also see themselves top when it comes to shots on goal, with a staggering 75 total strikes so far this season. Some of those would need to be converted in this crunch tie against ATKMB.

1 – Recent history has nothing to choose between these two teams, with one victory a piece for both Goa and ATKMB last season. Both teams won their home games last season.

3 – ATKMB are a tough nut to crack, and that has been confirmed by their sensational defensive displays this season, with three clean sheets to their name, more than any other ISL side this season. FC Goa meanwhile, have kept just one clean sheet so far.

3 – ATKMB are the most successful side in ISL history, with three Indian Super League trophies to their name. FC Goa are yet to win even one.

6 – Igor Angulo leads the way as the top scorer for the Gaurs this season, and is also leading the way in terms of the Golden Boot award, with six strikes to his name.

10 – Goa’s danger man might well be one Jorge Ortiz, who now has the most number of shots on target in the ISL this season, with ten efforts thus far. His influence could prove vital as the Men in Orange look to win this big game.

15 – This will be the 15th time that the Gaurs have clashed with the Kolkata outfit, with the latter winning five times and Goa winning thrice.

16 – In head to head action, both ATKMB and FC Goa have scored a total of 16 goals against each other, and it feels like a fair few may go in during their next encounter as well.

51 – FC Goa were the highest goal scorers last season in the ISL, with 51 goals to their name, but in second place was actually ATKMB, who managed a healthy tally of 39 of their own.

170 – In the heart of Goa’s midfield is one Lenny Rodrigues, who looks set to start against ATKMB, and his record of 170 interceptions in ISL history could prove pivotal against the threat posed by the opposition.

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