A lot of familiar faces will feature against each other including Mumbai's coach Sergio Lobera who, until last season was the heart and soul of the Gaurs.
Moreover, ex-Goa players like Mourtada Fall, Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh and Mandar Rao Dessai will feature in the blue shirt against their old club.
FC Goa have faced Mumbai on 14 occasions in the ISL and have beaten them seven times, while Mumbai have managed only four wins against the Gaurs. Goa have scored 33 goals in games against Mumbai, while the Islanders have netted 14 times in those encounters.
“We need to be positive and competitive in every game and win the three points, be it Mumbai or any other opponent. Of course their coach is an ex coach of Goa and some [former] players of Goa are [now] in Mumbai, but our mentality will be the same: win the three points and be competitive,” FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando said at the pre-match media interaction.
Mumbai City FC on the other hand have a point to prove after their surprise loss to NorthEast United. The Islanders have won just one of their last five games against the Gaurs and this could be their biggest chance to start improving their head-to-head record.
In what promises to be an exciting encounter, here are the expected squads for both teams....
Goalkeepers: Mohammad Nawaz, Naveen Kumar, Shubham Dhas, Antonio D’Silva
Defenders: Sarineo Fernandes, Aiban Dohling, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Leander D’Cunha, Mohamed Ali, Sanson Pereira, Saviour Gama, Seriton Fernandes
Midfielders: Alberto Noguera, Alexander Jesuraj, Brandon Fernandes, Edu Bedia, Flan Gomes, Jorge Mendoza, Lenny Rodrigues, Nestor Dias, Phrangki Buam, Princeton Rebello, Redeem Tlang, Seiminlen Doungel
Forwards: Aaren D’Silva, Devendra Murgaonkar, Igor Angulo, Ishan Pandita, Makan Chothe
Mumbai City FC
Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Nishit Shetty, Vikram Singh, Phurba Lachenpa
Defenders: Amey Ranawade, Valpuia, Mourtada Fall, Mehtab Singh, Mandar Rao Dessai, Tondonba Singh, Mohamad Rakip, Sarthak Golui
Midfielders: Ahmed Jahouh, Bidyananda Singh, Bipin Singh, Hernan Santana, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Sourav Das, Hugo Boumous, Cy Goddard, Asif Khan, Farukh Choudhary, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Vikram Partap Singh, Pranjal Bhumij
Forwards: Adam Le Fondre, Bartholomew Ogbeche
Live Stream details:
Date: November 25 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 PM onwards
Channels: Star Sports Network
Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV