The current format of the AFC Cup comprises of 38 clubs from five Asian Zones i.e south, west, central, east, and southeast – with the sides set to compete for the crown. The two Indian sides currently belong to the south zone and have been in Group D along with Bashundhara Kings of Bangladesh and Maziya SRC of the Maldives.
The game will take place on Wednesday, 18 May at 5:30pm IST.
The Star Sports network (Star Sports and Star Sports Select) has the rights to show the AFC Cup 2022 matches in India. The game will be shown on Star Sports Select 3 and live stream will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
ATK Mohun Bagan will be without key defender, Sandesh Jhingan after he suffered an injury in a practice game. The rest of the team is fit and available for selection.
Gokulam Kerala have no injury issues, with head coach, Vincenzo Alberto Annese having a fully fit squad to choose from.
This will be the first time that ATK Mohun Bagan and Gokulam Kerala will face each other in a competitive game. However, the two sides have met six times prior to ATKMB’s merger in the Durand Cup and I-League.
Four out of the six games have ended in draws, while each side have won one game each.
ATK Mohun Bagan: Amrinder Singh; Subhasish Bose, Tiri, Pritam Kotal, Prabir Das; Hugo Boumous, Deepak Tangri, Joni Kauko; Liston Colaco, Roy Krishna, Manvir Singh.
Gokulam Kerala FC: Rakshit Dagar; Aminou Bouba, Muhammed Uvais, Alex Saji, Mohammed Jassim; Emil Benny, Rishad, Sharif Mukhammad; Jourdain Fletcher, Thahir Zaman, Luka Majcen.
We predict a 1-1 draw.