ATK Mohun Bagan will aim to continue their red-hot form in the Indian Super League (ISL) as they take on a winless Odisha FC at the Fatorda Stadium here on Thursday.

The two sides have witnessed contrasting fortunes so far this season. Odisha are winless and find themselves in the bottom half of the table, having accumulated just one point after their opening two games. On the other hand, a third-straight win could help Mohun Bagan go top of the table.

Odisha FC came from behind to secure their first point of the campaign against Jamshedpur FC but there will be concerns over their backline that has appeared shaky. Stuart Baxter’s side has conceded 29 shots so far, joint-most by a team this season.

Bagan striker Roy Krishna, with two goals in as many games, will look to continue his fine form. Antonio Habas’s side, having scored all their goals from open play, will once again be aiming to hit their opponents on counter-attacks.

Odisha FC will also have to be effective at the front as they face a team that is yet to concede a goal this season. Apart from ATKMB, Hyderabad FC too hasn’t conceded a goal so far. And once again, Habas will expect his side to be effective at both ends of the pitch.

After netting a brace coming off the bench against Jamshedpur, Odisha striker Diego Mauricio could be in line for a start. Baxter will also hope forward Marcelinho regains his form, with the Brazilian having struggled so far.

–IANS

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