Bengaluru FC and ATK Mohun Bagan will compete for the title of Indian Super League (ISL) champions for the 2022–2023 season tonight at 7:30 p.m. IST. Both sides want to finish the season on a strong note after overcoming a lot of hardship this year.
Bengaluru FC enters the contest riding an 11-game winning streak. They advanced to their third ISL championship game by defeating league shield winner Mumbai City FC in the semi-finals. After an absence of two years, the Mariners are back in the ISL final. They won a very close semifinal match against Hyderabad FC. The ISL champion will be representing India in the AFC Cup qualifier.
As the Blues are roaring high on motivation, as fans, we expect Bengaluru FC to lift their 2nd ISL title. The Blues are also eager to rejoin AFC competition with this victory and add another ISL championship to their trophy case. As a fan of Sunil Chhetri, I would like to see him win the ISL championship because, according to rumours, this could be his final campaign, and there is no better way to go out than with a victory. Sunil Chhetri hasn’t played much this season and hasn’t made many starts, but he still helped his team out when they needed it and got them out of sticky circumstances.
As their defense has been one of their weaknesses, Alan Costa’s return strengthens it and gives them more alternatives when it comes to formation design. They must take care of specific things to contain ATKMB’s players, such as not allowing them to get close to the box or to the wingers so they cannot deliver the ball inside the box given how quick ATKMB’s forwards are. In addition, because Petratos, Boumous, and other players are skilled at set-pieces, they need to avoid awarding them free kicks and fouling their attackers close to the box.
As a result, this match will be similar to something slamming into a stationary object since ATK Mohun Bagan’s defense will be up against Bengaluru FC’s potent offense