Bengaluru FC take on second-placed Mumbai City FC in an attempt to arrest their slump and pick up a win after losing two games straight. The Blues lost their last two games against ATK Mohun Bagan and Jamshedpur FC by a solitary goal and will need to be at their best against the high-flying Islanders, who are unbeaten in their last seven matches.
Mumbai have conceded just once in the second half, while seven of Bengaluru's 11 goals have been scored after the break. In six previous meetings between these two sides, Mumbai City FC have beaten Bengaluru FC three times while the Blues have won just twice.
Venue and Telecast details:
Venue: Fatorda Stadium, Margoa, Goa
Time: 7:30pm IST
English Telecast: Star Sports 1 SD & HD, Star Sports 2 SD & HD
Hindi Telecast: Star Sports Hindi 1 SD & HD, Star Sports 3, Star Gold 2
Live Stream: Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Lalthuammawia Ralte, Lara Sharma, Sharon
Defenders: Juanan, Rahul Bheke, Francisco Gonzalez, Ajith Kumar, Joe Zoherliana, Biswa Darjee, Namgyal Bhutia, Parag Srivas, Pratik Chaudhari, Wungngayam Muirang
Midfielders: Dimas Delgado, Erik Paartalu, Suresh Wangjam, Thoi Singh, Ajay Chhetri, Emanuel Lalchhanchhuaha, Amay Morajkar, Harmanjot Khabra, Cleiton Silva
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Kristian Opseth, Ashique Kuruniyan, Deshorn Brown, Udanta Singh, Edmund Lalrindika, Leon Augustin, Semboi Haokip, Naorem Singh
Key Players: Sunil Chhetri and Cleiton Silva
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
Key Players: Adam le Fondre and Hugo Boumous
Prediction: Bengaluru FC will have to be at their absolute best if they are to beat Mumbai City FC who have been on a roll. The absences of Ashique Kuruniyan and Erik Paartalu will, no doubt, have a huge impact on the Blues, and the Islanders might just get the better of them once again.
We predict a 2-1 win to Mumbai City FC.