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ISL 2020-21: Mumbai City FC vs Kerala Blasters FC - Match Preview, Telecast, Live Stream Details and Prediction

Amreen
Jan 2, 2021, 5:00 PM GMT+5:30
Mumbai City FC vs Kerala Blasters FC
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Match 44 of the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) season sees Mumbai City FC take on Kerala Blasters FC in the first game of 2021, at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa, on Saturday evening.

The ISL is back after a 12-day break, and the Islanders will be looking to reclaim the top spot as they face Kerala, who picked their first win in their last match.

Sergio Lobera’s side are unbeaten in their last six matches, scoring in all of them (11 in all) and keeping four clean sheets. They have also conceded the least number of goals - three. The Blasters were on a winless streak until their last game against Hyderabad FC, and will be hoping to continue their momentum into the New Year.

Venue and Telecast details:

Venue: GMC Stadium, Bambolim, 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

Team News

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: Hugo Boumous and Adam le Fondre

Kerala Blasters FC

Goalkeepers: Albino Gomes, Bilal Husain Khan, Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Muheet Khan

Defenders: Costa Nhamoinesu, Nishu Kumar, Bakary Kone, Jessel Carneiro, Sandeep Singh, Abdul Hakku, Lalruatthara

Midfielders: Sergio Cidoncha, Sahal Abdul Samad, Vicente Gomez, Seityasen Singh, Rahul KP, Givson Singh, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Yondrembem Denechandra, Nongdamba Naorem, Arjun Jayaraj, Ayush Adhikari, Jeakson Singh, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Ritwik Das, Rohit Kumar

Forwards: Gary Hooper, Jordan Murray, Facundo Pereyra, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Shaiborlang Kharpan

Key Players: Jordan Murray and Facundo Pereyra

Prediction: Mumbai City FC and Kerala Blasters FC have faced each other 12 times in the ISL, with the Islanders coming out on top with four wins, while the Blasters have just two. Sergio Lobera's men should have an easy outing in the year's first ISL fixture.

We predict a 2-1 win to Mumbai City FC.

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