MUMBAI, MAY 10: Ambernath United Atlanta FC host FC Bengaluru United at the Cooperage Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, 11th May 2023. The final round of Hero I-League 2 is well and truly underway and this will just be the second matchday of the total five.
MatchDay 1: Results of the two fixtures on 6th May 2023
Shillong Lajong beat United SC by 2-1
FC Bengaluru United beat Delhi FC by 1-0.
FC Bengaluru United won their opening match of the final round of Hero I-League 2 defeating Delhi FC by 1-0. A 76th minute strike from Irfan Yadwad got the Bengaluru side all three points. They now head to Mumbai for their first away game.
On the other hand, the home side Ambernath United Atlanta FC will look to kick-start their final round debut with a bang. FC Bengaluru United will prove to be a stern test for AUA FC but the home crowd and home ground have proved to be the 12th man for Steven Dias’ side.
Let us take a look at the form of both sides in their last five matches
Ambernath United Atlanta FC: WWWWL
The only loss in the five match was the away game against Dempo SC. Followed by two home wins against FC Goa Reserves and Dempo SC. The two away matches against Hyderabad Reserves and ARA FC completed their stunning run in the group stages and helped them qualify for the final round as Group winners.
FC Bengaluru United: WWWWD
FC Bengaluru United won their opening match of the final round. They were also brilliant at the closing stages of the group stage winning three and drawing one of their last four group games.
AUA FC Squad to face FC Bengaluru United: Himanshu Patil (C), Allan Dias, Arif Shaikh, Manoj Gupta, Ashley Koli, Johnson Matthews, Abhijit Tawhare, Shravan Shetty, Aaron D’Costa, Umesh Peramba ,Mandeep Singh Multani, Rahul Murali, Kaustubh Ravindra, Nishant Shetty, Nitesh Monde, Tejas Raut, Bipin Rawat, Bersal Viegas, Vishnu Menon, Yasheel Shah
The match is scheduled to kick-off at 4.30pm at the Cooperage stadium in Colaba, Mumbai. Can Ambernath United Atlanta FC make a winning start to their final round matches?