Match Preview – Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC

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Mumbai City FC face Chennaiyin FC in their next match and will look to earn all three points from the match.

After losing against Northeast United FC, Mumbai City have shown impressive fortitude to regroup and then go on to win the next three matches. Although the win against FC Goa was scrappy, the Islanders completely dominated against SC East Bengal and Odisha FC. Mumbai were in complete control of the proceedings in the last match against Odisha, and if the refereeing blunders didn’t happen, the scoreline could have been different from the 2-0 it showed at the end of 90 minutes.

Chennaiyin FC on the other hand started off well with a win, but drew the next match against Kerala Blasters and lost against Bengaluru FC. They will face a stern challenge in their fourth match as Mumbai City FC are on a roll and stopping them would be a difficult task.

Players to watch out for

Among the foreigners, Ahmed Jahouh, Hugo Boumous and Adam Le Fondre will be worth watching out for. The overseas players of Mumbai City FC seem to overpower the ones in Chennaiyin FC too.

Talking about the Indian players, Rowllin Borges is definitely one to watch out for. Lallianzuala Chhangte scored 7 goals last match, and he can open his goals tally this season against Mumbai City FC. Mohammad Rakip has been impressive this season for Mumbai, and he will look to make an impact tomorrow once again.

Injuries

Anirudh Thapa suffered a serious ankle injury after getting fouled against Bengaluru FC. He is expected to miss out the next few games, with reports suggesting he can be out for a month.

For Mumbai City FC, it seems Mandar Rao Dessai will be missing out the next few matches after his father’s unfortunate demise. He was not on the team-sheet against Odisha FC, which indicates he returned back home for some days.

Mumbai City FC probable XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Amrinder Singh, Mohammad Rakip, Mourtada Fall, Sarthak Golui, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Rowllin Borges, Ahmed Jahouh, Cy Goddard, Hugo Boumous, Bipin Singh, Adam Le Fondre

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Chennaiyin FC probable XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Enes Sipovic, Eli Sabia, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Edwin Vanspaul, Deepak Tangri, Isma, Rafael Crivellaro, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Jakub Sylvestr

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Head-to-head

Both the teams have met on 13 occasions, with Mumbai City FC winning just 4 times. Chennaiyin FC took the win 7 times while points were shared twice.

Prediction

Chennaiyin FC seem to be a decent unit, but the bandwagon of Mumbai City FC will probably continue as the team is gelling together and getting better game after game. This is what we predict the scoreline to be.

Mumbai City FC 2-0 Chennaiyin FC

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Harsh Murarka
A Mumbai City FC and Indian football supporter. Liked sports, wrote fairly decent, and turned into a part time football writer in a matter of time. Couldn't have had it better.

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