Ninth match of fourth season of Hero Indian Super League is going to be played between Atletico de Kolkata and FC Pune City. The match will be played at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Kriranganam, which is located in Kolkata. The game is scheduled to start at 5:30 PM on 26th November 2017.
In all three seasons of ISL, both teams have confronted with each other in six head to head matches. Defeating Kolkata’s team for three times, FC Pune City claimed most number of victories in their head-to-head clashes. ATK managed to win only one match against the football club of Pune city.
Owned by Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt. Ltd., ATK maintained a good track record by exhibiting meritorious performances in all seasons of the league. Under coach Antonio López Habas, ATK won first title in 2014. The team defeated Kerala Blasters FC in the opening match as well as in the final game of the first edition of ISL.
Atletico de Kolkata continued to perform well in second as well as in third season of Hero ISL. The team successfully reached to final of ISL 2016 and defeated Kerala Blasters to win the championship for second time. ATK is the only ISL team to lift the title for two times.
Former England striker Teddy Sheringham has been appointed as the new coach of team ATK for the upcoming season of ISL. Under his guidance and training, Kolkata’s football team is expected to perform well and maintain its unbeaten track record in this season of Hero ISL.
On other hand, FC Pune City does not have a good track record as it remained in bottom places in the standings for all seasons of ISL. The team never qualified for the semi-finals as it didn’t manage to win the required number of matches to get entry into the semis.
In first season of ISL, ATK won 4 games while Pune’s FC acquired victories in four matches. Atletico de Kolkata lost five games and Pune’s FC faced defeats in 6 matches. Earning 19 points from 4 victories, ATK held 3rd position in ISL standings while FC Pune City acquired sixth rank in the same table.
In 2nd edition of Indian Super League, Atletico de Kolkata registered victories in 7 matches. On other side, FC Pune City won only four games. ATK faced defeats in 2 matches and Pune’s team lost seven games. With 23 points, ATK grabbed 2nd place in ISL points table. Earning 15 points, FC Pune City remained at the seventh rank in the same chart.
In ISL 2016, ATK acquired victories in 4 matches while FC Pune City won 4 games. In the same season of Indian Super League, Atletico de Kolkata faced defeats in 2 matches while Pune’s FC lost 6 games. ATK earned 20 points from 4 victories and attained 4th position in points table while FC Pune City grabbed 7th place in the same table by earning 16 points.
After analysing the overall performances of ATK and FC Pune City, it seems that Pune’s team showcased poor performance in all seasons of Indian Super League. But the team managed to defeat Kolkata’s FC in most of the head-to-head matches. The team is expected to perform well in 9th match of ISL 4.