he Red and Gold Brigade will be more confident of the two sides, having won the Kalinga Super Cup recently. Mohun Bagan will be upbeat though, after having replaced coach Juan Ferrando with Antonio Lopez Habas.
East Bengal will look to maintain their Kolkata Derby form this season when they face arch rivals Mohun Bagan Super Giant in Indian Super League’s (ISL) first Kolkata Derby. The Red and Gold Brigade will be more confident of the two sides, having won the Kalinga Super Cup recently. Mohun Bagan will be upbeat though, after having replaced coach Juan Ferrando with Antonio Lopez Habas.
7:20 PM – Just 10 minutes remain. We patiently await for the start of the match.
7:05 PM – The teams continue their pre match warmup. Huge Boumous is a major missing in the starting XI for the Mariners.
7:00 PM – Just 30 minutes remain for the kickoff! The two teams continue their pre match warmup session!
Mohun Bagan Playing XI: Arsh; Anwar, Hamill, Yuste, Subhasish (C); Thapa, Tangi; Kiyan, Sahal, Petratos; Sadiku
East Bengal Playing XI: Gill; Rakip, Lalchungnunga, Hijaji, Nishu; Saul, Pardo, Ajay; Nanda, Cleiton, Mahesh
East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan Super Giant Preview
Mohun Bagan Super Giant coach Antonio Lopez Habas will have the tough task of turning the fortunes around of the Mariners who are having a very average season by their standards. The defending ISL champions are 5th on the points table. Although they have had a trophy in the season in the form of Durand Cup, the Mariners will want to defend their ISL trophy successfully.
However, it will be a tough match for the Mariners who will be missing quite a few key players. Besides long-term absentee Ashique Kuruniyan, right-back Ashish Rai misses out of the high-profile tie due to a niggle. However, MBSG will be boosted by the return of defender Anwar Ali who is fully fit to start the match.
East Bengal will be brimming with confidence, having recently won a trophy after 12 long years. East Bengal coach Carles Cuadrat has finally turned the fortunes around of East Bengal, having already beaten the Mariners twice this season. Can he do it the third time? East Bengal fans would like to believe so.
East Bengal defender Harmanjot Khabra will miss out of today’s game, as he is still recovering from the long-term injury. Souvik Chakrabarty is suspended from the match after accumulating four yellow cards in ISL. New signing Victor Vazquez is also unlikely to feature in the tie.
Match: East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan Super Giant
Date: February 03
Venue: Yuva Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata
Time: 7:30 PM
Live Telecast: Sports18 network
Live Streaming: Jio Cinema app
East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan Super Giant Probable XI
Mohun Bagan: Vishal Kaith, Anwar Ali, Hector Yuste, Brendan Hamill, Manvir Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Deepak Tangri, Subhasish Bose, Sahal Abdul Samad, Dimitri Petratos, Jason Cummings
East Bengal: Prabhsukhan Gill (GK), Mohammad Rakip, Lalchungnunga, Hijazi Maher, Mandar Rao Dessai, Saul Crespo, Jose Pardo, Nandhakumar Sekar, Naorem Mahesh Singh, PV Vishnu, Cleiton Silva