Atlético de Kolkata vs FC Pune City 48th Match Prediction Preview Live Score Streaming Highlights Results Team Squad Who will win Hero Indian Super League ISL 2015:
Indian Super League 2015
Teams:Atlético de Kolkata vs FC Pune City 48th Match
Date: 27th November 2015
Time: 19:00 IST
Venue: Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Home team: Atlético de Kolkata
Away team: FC Pune City
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Atlético de Kolkata: 45%
FC Pune City: 36%
Atletico de Kolkata will become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of Hero Indian Super League if they get the better of FC Pune City in Kolkata on Friday.
Atlético de Kolkata: Amrinder Singh, Juan Calatayud, Kunzang Bhutia (Lachungpa), Arnab Mondal, Denzil Franco, Nallappan Mohanraj, Syed Rahim Nabi, Dejan Lekic, José Luis Espinosa Arroyo (Tiri), Rino Anto, Lalchhawnkima, Augustin Fernandes, Sheikh Jewel Raja, Clifford Miranda, Borja Fernández, Ofentse Nato, Jaime Gavilan Martinez, Sameehg Doutie, Arata Izumi, Javier ‘Javi’ Lara Grande, Valmiro Lopes Rocha, Baljit Sahni, Nadong Bhutia, Hélder Postiga (marquee player), Sushil Kumar Singh, Iain Hume
FC Pune City: Kalu Uche, Adrian Mutu (Marquee Player), Yendrick Ruiz, Wesley Verhoek, Tuncay Sanli, Didier Zokora, James Bailey, Jackichand Singh, Fanai Lalrempuia, Sushanth Mathew, Manish Maithani, Bikash Jairu, Israil Gurung, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Lenny Rodrigues, Diego Colotto, Roger Johnson, Nicky Shorey, Govin Singh, Gourmangi Singh, Gurjinder Kumar, Pritam Kotal, Dharmaraj Ravanan, Steve Simonsen, Lalit Thapa, Arindam Bhattacharya
Atletico de Kolkata appeared to falter midway into the league with their inability to string decent results together. But the defending champions have hauled themselves back into contention, now leading the ISL table with 20 points from 12 matches.
Should they get another three points from their next match, they will qualify with a match in hand but coach Antonio Lopez Habas knows nothing is as easy as it seems in the league.
“For me, the next match is always the most important one. Against FC Pune City, we have to play to our potential. We have to give maximum effort and show maximum discipline. It’s not going to be easy,” said Habas during the pre-match media briefing.
Kolkata lost narrowly to FC Pune City in the first leg away in Pune and also lost to them last year at home.
Asked to specify, in his opinion, the number of points that are needed for a team to qualify for the semi-finals, Habas said, “for me the magic number is to get three points from the next match.”
Last year, Kerala Blasters had qualified as the fourth-best placed team with 19 points but teams know that this time around, they will need a lot more to be assured of a place in the play-off.
FC Pune City set the pace in the early stages of the league but now find themselves in sixth spot with 15 points from 11 matches. FC Pune City surely have potential to qualify but coach David Platt said they have to win all their remaining three games to be assured.
“It’s a challenge. We have three games left. We have to be consistent and organized,” said Platt.
Platt was in the stands and watched Kolkata leave FC Goa in tatters with a 4-0 victory and would have studied how to break down the opponents. Significantly, the visitors have not done well in any of their away matches and will have to improve their record if they are entertaining any hopes of qualifying.
Two of Pune’s last three matches will be played away from home, where they have not as yet recorded a victory, and the final game at home against Chennaiyin FC on December 5 could potentially be a decider.