MCFC vs FCPC Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Mumbai City vs Pune City Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Indian Super League (ISL)
When: October 19, 07:30 PM, IST
Where: Mumbai Football Arena
MCFC vs FCPC Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Mumbai City host FC Pune City in their first ISL fixture after the international break at Mumbai Football Arena on Friday.
With just one point from the first two games, Mumbai are second bottom of the ISL table coming into this match. But the only point of this campaign has come at Kerela Blasters’ intimidating home just before the break. Mumbai bossed that game and could have easily come home with all 3 points.
Jorge Costa’s team has some great attacking options with players like Subhashish Bose, Rafael Bastos, Paulo Machado, and Modou Sougou all capable of giving any defence sleepless nights.
But the areas that are still a cause for concern for the Islanders are the defence and to some extent, the midfield.
Paulo Machado still hasn’t hit the top gear in the first two games while Sehnaj Singh had had two poor outings so far this season.
In the defence, Subhasish Bose was added in the transfer window but his central partnership with Goian looks to be in transition at the moment.
The visitors, on the other hand, opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw away against Delhi Dynamos.
Diego Carlos’ strike just two minutes from the regular time snatched Pune’s two-game losing streak. However, Miguel Ángel Portugal’s team is in the middle of a very poor run as they are winless in their last 7 games in all competitions.
But what’s quite remarkable is that their last win was indeed against Mumbai City FC which they won 0-2 at Mumbai Football Arena.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Mumbai City – L L W L L D
Pune City – L D D L L D
MCFC vs FCPC Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Mumbai City vs Pune City Team News:
Mumbai City: Mumbai are struggling in the middle of the park with both Paulo Machado and Sehnaj Singh failed to form a partnership. But both these players are expected to retain their places for this particular clash.
Pranjal Bhumij's late screamer saved Mumbai from the jaws of defeat. But he may have to contend with a place on the bench as for now.
Also, the backline will most probably be the same as it was in the last match with both Bose and Goian starting at the centre.
Only Davinder Singh is missing this clash through injury. he is expected to miss the entire tournament.
Pune City: FC Pune City's first-choice right-back Keenan Almeida has been ruled out with an injury.
However, Pune are set to welcome their star winger Marcelinho in this match. The Brazil-born player is key to their success as he is the man who got the best out of their striker Emiliano Alfaro last season.
Also, Diego Carlos' late cameo as a substitute in the last match means we could see some changes in the midfield
MCFC vs FCPC Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Mumbai City– (4-2-3-1) Amrinder (GK), Souvik, Goian, Bose, Shouvik, Machado, Sehnaj, Bipin, Issoko, Mirabaje, Sougou
Pune City– (4-5-1), Kaith (GK), Tamang, Mills, Gurtej, Fanai, Adil, Stankovic, Diego, Marcelinho, Ashique, Alfaro
Mumbai City– Machado, Sougou
Pune City – Marcelinho, Alfaro
MCFC vs FCPC Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
There have been seven games in the Maharashtra Derby so far. And it's FC Pune City who are leading the head-to-head record. They have won 5 times while Mumbai have tasted victories only on two occasions.
With Pune playing well in their opening game and Mumbai snatching a late draw at Kerala, both teams should be in the confident mood to win this match.
A home win is our prediction – Prediction 2-1
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