ATK to host FC Pune City for the first time in the YBK Arena in Indian Super League 2017/18 edition.
The match schedule to start at 5:30pm evening time 26th of 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 Pune city.

Under Teddy Sheringham guidance Kolkata’s football team is expected to perform well as they did so in the opener clash against Kerala Blasters FC in Kochi and it played the two time runners up.

It is quite a surprise that the match has gone scoreless considering the number of chances created by ATK. The fact that Kolkata looked the better side despite not fielding their main players due to injures.
ATK continued to perform well in all the seasons of Hero ISL. The team ATK is the only ISL team to lift the title for two times.

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 Indian Super League.

In the last season ATK were guilty of missing too many chances, as they settled for a goalless draw against FC Pune City in their concluding group encounter at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium.
Kolkata were the dominant side from start to finish but the hosts could not translate their superiority into goals against the visitors, managed by their former head coach Antonio Habas.

In the last 2 seasons encounters
Head To Head Record

ATK 0-0 PUNE 2 Dec, 2016
PUNE 2-1 ATK 6 Nov, 2016
ATK 4-1 PUNE 27 Nov, 2015
PUNE 1-0 ATK 17 Oct, 2015

Its look pretty even on the basics of results.

In the last edition of Indian Super League, ATK 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 performances of ATK and FCPC, it seems that Pune’s team showcased poor performance but the team managed to defeat ATK in most of the head-to-head matches.
With new coaches and revamped squads on board, both teams will hope for a positive start to their 2017-18 season.
Serbian coach Ranko Popovic’s Pune side look to set things straight this campaign after failing to reach the knockout stages of the tournament in the previous three editions.
Pune Cit to host Delhi Dynamos and that would also culminate the action and ATK side will be looking forward to the match before they taking on them at YBK Arena how they approach the game with some great talents up fronts like Marcelino and Indian Kean Lewis.
As both the teams are expected to perform well and fans can hope for a some exciting game of football as ISL returns to Salt Lake stadium.

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