MCFC vs BFC Dream11: Mumbai City will look to snap its two-game skid when it plays reigning champions Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League at Mumbai Football Arena on Friday evening. The Islanders are sitting outside the top-four heading into this game but can move within two points of 4th placed Odisha FC with a win in Mumbai against the Blues.
Bengaluru, on the other hand, have no such problems. They are 2nd on the points table and can claim the top spot back from FC Goa if Carles Cuadrat's men beat Mumbai in this game.
Host: Mumbai City FC
Visitors: Bengaluru FC
Competition: Indian Super League
Match Venue: Mumbai Football Arena
Match Timing: Friday, January 17, @07:30 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Mumbai City FC to win: 3.30 (23/10), Probability to happen: 30.30%
Bengaluru FC to win: 2.30 (13/10), Probability to happen: 43.48%
Draw: 3.20 (11/5), Probability to happen: 31.25%
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So who to back-up?
Not only Mumbai lost the last two games, but they failed to score in those defeats. Their defence is woeful having conceded second-most goals in the league, while the impotent attack, and Bengaluru's peerless defence, with only seven goals shipped up this season, all indicate towards a win for the visiting team.
But what should be the Dream11 combination?
From what we have discussed above, Bengaluru should get all three points here. But the important scenario is whether Carles Cuadrat's men keep the clean sheet here. Again, we can presume that they will. So an all-Bangaluru defence should be considered here.
Mumbai City FC vs Bengaluru FC Team News:
Mumbai City FC Team News: Central midfielder Paulo Machado is out for the rest of the season following an injury. This is a hammer blow for the Islanders as Machado has been pivotal in midfielder for them. His absence is already being felt on the team and in the midfield.
Modou Sougou and Amine Chermiti are doing the bulk of the scoring for Mumbai but beyond them, the team is lacking both creativity and threat in goal. With only six games left in the regular season, Jorge Costa knows he needs to fix the problems soon, for time is running out.
“It's true that we lost the last two games. We didn't deserve to lose against ATK and the last game against Odisha was probably our worst game in the one and a half years that I'm here. It's difficult for me. I can't explain what happened in the last game,” Jorge Costa said.
Mumbai City FC key players:
Amine Chermiti: 04 Goals.
Modou Sougou: 02 Goals.
Bengaluru FC team news: Bengaluru head coach Carles Cuadrat has a clean bill of health ahead of this game.
New signing Deshorn Brown has joined Bangaluru FC and is in the squad t face Mumbai City FC. If the Jamaican gets the nod, Manu Onwu will be moving down to the bench.
Udanta Singh and Ashique Kuruniyan both are fighting for a place on the wings.
Bengaluru FC key players:
Sunil Chhetri: 08 Goals.
Erik Andel Paartalu: 02 Goals.
Albert Serran: 01 Goal.
Mumbai City FC vs Bengaluru FC predicted playing 11:
Mumbai City FC: Amrinder Singh (GK), Pratik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Mohamed Larbi, Rowllin Borges, Raynier Fernandes, Diego Carlos, Amine Chermiti, Modou Sougou
Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Deshorn Brown, Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh
MCFC vs BFC Dream11 Teams:
Goalkeeper: G Singh
Defenders: S Golui, A Serran, Juanan, H Khabra
Midfielders: R Borges, R Fernandez, D Delgado, E Paartalu
Forwards: M Sougou, S Chhetri
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