Today, Kerala Blasters will take on Mumbai City FC at GMC Stadium, Bambolim. The Islanders will be looking forward to make a double over Kerala Blasters this year, where Kerala Blasters will be looking to get back to the winning ways and achieve their target to go into the playoffs. The win in this encounter for Sergio Lobera’s men will ensure a healthy six point gap with ATK Mohun Bagan and a big step towards that AFC Champions League spot. Three points in this encounter for Kibu Vicuna’s boys will see a leap towards the top four.
Three Indians to watch out for:-
The three Indians to watch out for are Sandeep Singh, Amey Ranawade, Bipin Singh. Sandeep Singh was brilliant in the right-back position against ATK Mohun Bagan, played the most number of passes in the match and also crossed some balls into the box, had been the standout performer for Kerala. Amey Ranawade has been outstanding in the right-back position for Sergio Lobera and his team, he has been in the best form of his life and already bagged two Hero of the Match awards. Bipin Singh has been the main trump card for Sergio Lobera in the left-wing of the team, he has cemented his place in the starting eleven and already made three assists and scored a goal for his team in the league.
Three foreigners to watch out for:-
Three foreigners to watch out for are Gary Hooper, Mourtada Fall, Hugo Boumous. Gary Hooper is slowly starting to getting back his form and showing the value of his price tag, he has made a world-class goal against ATK Mohun Bagan in the last match and he has started to contribute to Blasters attack slowly. Mourtada Fall had been rock solid as it is in Mumbai’s defense and also played his part up above during the set pieces, already bagged two goals this season. Hugo Boumous is not in his prime form this season but has been decent and also made some pre-assists and helped the team when it needed the most.
INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS
Ahmed Jahouh will miss this match after getting his fourth yellow card. Facundo Pereyra will be out after broken nose in the practice for Kerala Blasters FC.
Kerala Blasters FC:- Albino Gomes, Jessel Carneiro, Costa Nhameinosu, Jeakson Singh, Sandeep Singh, Juande Pardos, Vicente Gomez, Rahul KP, Sahal Abdul Samad, Gary Hooper, Jordan Murray.
Substitutes:- Prabsukhan Singh Gill, Abdul Hakku, Bakary Kone, Nishu Kumar, Lalruatharra, Lalthathanga Khawlrhing, Muktasana Sharma, Ritwik Das, Rohit Kumar, Seityasen Singh
Mumbai City FC:- Amrinder Singh, Vignesh Dakshinamurty, Mourtada Fall, Hernan Santana, Amey Ranawade, Rowlin Borges, CY Goddard, Bipin Singh, Hugo Boumous, Raynier Fernandes, Adam Le Fondre.
Substitutes:- Phurba Lachenpa, Mandar Rao Dessai, Md.Rakip, Mehtab Singh, Jackichand Singh, Bidyananda Singh, Bart Ogbeche, Vikram Pratap Singh, Pranjal Bhumij
Mumbai City FC have an upper head in today’s fixture against the Blasters today. However the yellow brigade will leave no stone unturned to give them a tough battle.