ISL 2023/24 – FC Goa faces off against Mumbai City FC in a riveting encounter


Fatorda Stadium in Goa is set to host a thrilling encounter tomorrow when the home team, FC Goa, takes on Mumbai City FC, who narrowly missed out on the ISL League Winners Shield to Mohun Bagan SG by just one point. The Islanders will be eager to advance further in the league and make amends for the disappointment of losing the shield.

On the flip side, FC Goa heads into this match on the back of a reassuring 2-1 win against Chennaiyin FC in the playoffs, capping off a remarkable season for the Marina Machans. Despite facing numerous obstacles, they defied expectations to clinch a spot in the league playoffs.

Recent form of Mumbai City FC and FC Goa in the ISL

Mumbai City FC comes into this match on the back of a 2-1 loss to Mohun Bagan SG in their previous league fixture. The Islanders, who were once in the running for the league shield, fell short against MBSG in that match. However, their track record over the last five games shows impressive consistency, with four victories and only one defeat, netting 13 goals while allowing just four, showcasing their strength in both attack and defense.

Manolo Marquez’s FC Goa is currently in exceptional form, having secured victories in their last five matches. This winning streak is part of a broader eight-match unbeaten run, during which they have scored 15 goals while conceding just five. The Gaurs will also enjoy the home advantage in their upcoming match, a factor that has served them well throughout the season, as evidenced by their nine home victories. This consistent performance at their home ground has truly made it a fortress this season.

Team News

The coaches are pleased to announce that there are no new injuries for either team. Nonetheless, the Gaurs will continue to miss Sandesh Jhingan and Victor Rodriguez, who are on the mend from long-term injuries. Similarly, Mumbai City FC will be without the services of forward Iker Guarrotxena for the entire season, a significant loss given his crucial role in the team.

Predicted Lineup for FC Goa

Goalkeeper: Dheeraj Singh

Defenders: Jay Gupta, Nim Dorjee, Odei Onaindia, Boris Thangjam

Midfielders: Carl McHugh, Rowllin Borges, Brandon Fernandes

Forwards: Noah Sadaoui, Carlos Martinez, Mohammed Yasir

Predicted Lineup for Mumbai City FC

Goalkeeper: Phurba Lachenpa

Defenders: Akash Mishra, Tiri, Rahul Bheke, Mehtab Singh

Midfielders: Alberto Noguera, Yoel Van Nieff, Apuia

Forwards: Bipin Singh, Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Lallianzuala Chhangte

Match Prediction

FC Goa and Mumbai City FC have met several times in this decade-old, first-tier league of Indian Football. The Islanders have won 9 times while The Gaurs have sealed off the game with a victory, 8 times for the last 10 years. The most famous match among them was undoubtedly the match when FC Goa scored 7 past veteran goalkeeper, Subrata Pal in the 2015-16 edition of the Hero ISL.

With Mumbai City FC leading the points table, They are positioned as favorites for the upcoming match, but FC Goa particularly with the home-field advantage, is expected to bolster their prospects of winning. Moroccan winger Noah Sadaoui is set to spearhead the offense, with the support of experienced midfielder Carl McHugh and Brandon Fernandes in the midfield. The defense will be anchored by Spanish defender Odei Onaindia.

The clash between Peter Kratky’s Mumbai City FC and Manolo Marquez’s FC Goa is a highly anticipated game, with Indian Football fans eagerly awaiting the outcome to see which team will secure their place in the final of the 10th edition of the Hero Indian Super League. The excitement is palpable as the final showdown approaches, with higher stakes than ever.

Telecast Details

The upcoming game between FC Goa and Mumbai City FC will be televised on Sports18 TV and VH1 on April 24 at 7:30 PM. Live streaming can be accessed through the Jio Cinema App.

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