Indian Super League is off to a slow start. But goals are slowly beginning to come by. Teams are not settled yet. And no clear patterns regarding leadership have emerged. It is still early stages to predict a winner.
Two of the teams that impressed in their opening fixtures are clashing with each other on this Sunday: Bengaluru FC and Delhi Dynamos FC. Whom will you place your online betting money on? There is one more match on this Sunday: between Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Pune City. Read on to learn more about the matches.
Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Pune City – Preview
ATK were held to a goalless draw by Kerala Blasters in their first outing. ATK will be hugely disappointed if they do not score a win in their first home match of the season. From the first match, it became apparent that ATK have a strong defense, a hard-working midfield, but a dysfunctional strike force. If they convert at least a couple of good opportunities that regularly create, they can bring loud cheers from the large crowd on this Sunday. Furthermore, FC Pune City are also suffering from the same problem: the lack of predatory strikers. They imploded against Delhi Dynamos in the second half in their first game. Unless they improve their defending, they are in for another wallop.
Bengaluru FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC
This is going to be a much closer and more exciting contest. Both the teams have some excellent goal-scorers. In any game, how good you are depends on how bad your opponent is. So it is not fair to compare the teams together based on their game against different opponents. Still, Bengaluru FC in their game opening game looked a notch higher in cohesiveness and aggressiveness than the rest of the ISL teams. May be this match will give us a better idea.
Delhi Dynamos too was thoroughly professional in their opening match. After a quite first half, they neatly dismantled Pune City FC. They will adopt a similar strategy of counter-attacking against Benguluru FC too. Expect a high-scoring contest here.