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AFC Champions League: Mumbai City FC vs Al-Shabab preview, team news & Dream11 prediction

Mudeet Arora
MCFC will kick off their ACL campaign against Al-Shabab on Friday
MCFC will kick off their ACL campaign against Al-Shabab on Friday / ISL

Indian Super League club Mumbai City FC will take on Al-Shabab in their AFC Champions League opening clash.

Here's everything you need to know about this AFC Champions League game:

Date and time

Friday, April 8 at 10:45pm Indian Standard Time

How to watch in India?

The Star Sports network (Star Sports and Star Sports Select) has the rights to show AFC Champions League matches in India.

The game will be shown on Star Sports 3 and live stream will be available on Disney+ Hotstar and JioTV.

Mumbai City FC squad vs Al-Shabab

Goalkeepers: Phurba Lachenpa, Mohammad Nawaz, Ravi Kumar, Vikram Lakhbir Singh,

Defenders: Rahul Bheke, Amey Ranawade, Mehtab Singh, Mohamad Rakip, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Mourtada Fall, Valpuia, Mandar Rao Desai,

Midfielders: Cassio Gabriel, Bradden Inman, Ahmed Jahouh, Raynier Fernandes, Rowlin Borges, Vinit Rai, Naorem Tndomba Singh, Chanso Horam, Asif Khan, Apuia Ralte,

Forwards: Vikram Partap Singh, Gurkirat Singh, Igor Angulo, Pranjal Bhumij, Bipin Singh, Diego Mauricio, Lallianzuala Chhangte.

Mumbai City FC vs Al-Shabab probable XI

Mumbai City FC: Mohammad Nawaz (GK); Rahul Bheke, Mourtada Fall, Mehtab Singh, Vignesh; Ahmed Jahouh, Apuia; Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bradden Inman, Bipin Singh; Igor Angulo.

Al-Shabab: Al-Qarni (GK); Fawaz Al Saqour, Iago Santos, Hassan Tambakti, Motel Al-Harbi; Ever Banega, Alfred N’Diaye, Paulinho; Nawaf Al-Abed, Carlos, Hattan Bahebri.

Mumbai City FC vs Al-Shabab Dream11 prediction

Goalkeeper: Al-Qarni (8.5 Cr)

Defenders: Mourtada Fall (9 Cr), Iago Santos (8.5 Cr), Motel Al-Harbi (8.5 Cr)

Midfielders: Ever Banega (10 Cr), Ahmed Jahouh (10 Cr), Alfred N'Diaye (8.5 Cr), Bradden Inman (8 Cr), Vinit Rai (9 Cr)

Strikers: Carlos Alberto-Junior (10 Cr), Igor Angulo (10 Cr),

*Our Dream11 predictions are based on our analysis of these players and hold no liability or guarantee of their success in games.*

Mumbai City FC vs Al-Shabab key facts

1) Former ISL champions Mumbai City FC will be just the second club to represent India in the AFC Champions League.

2) Indian clubs have never won a game in the AFC Champions League.

Mumbai City FC vs Al-Shabab prediction:

We predict a 2-1 win for Al-Shabab