MCFC vs KBFC Dream11: Two teams without a win since the opening game bump into each other as Mumbai City host Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League match at Mumbai Football Arena, on Thursday evening (IST). It's not hard to guess that the manager of both the teams are now under immense pressure, with the margin to make further error shrinking to fragments. It could be catastrophic for the losing manager, while the winning manager could use the victory as a stepping stone to put the season back on track.
As mentioned above, both the teams are without a win in the last five games, having won the season-opener. Mumbai opened its campaign with a 0-1 win over Kerala Blasters, and lost two and drew three times in the subsequent five matches. It's worth noting that the Mumbaikars have conceded twice in each of the last four matches.
Mumbai City at home this season: (Worst)
Goals for: 02
Goals against: 04
Kerala Blasters, meanwhile, recorded a 2-1 win over two-time champions ATK to open the season on a perfect note. But like their opponents, the form subsided, with them losing three times in the next five games. But the Blasters look better at the back, as they have kept a clean sheet and conceded six times in those five games.
Kerala Blasters away from home this season:
Goals for: 01
Goals against: 03
Host: Mumbai City
Visitors: Kerala Blasters
Competition: Indian Super League
Match Venue: Mumbai Football Arena
Match Timing: Thursday, December 05, @07:30 PM
Mumbai City: Drew 2-2 away against ATK.
Kerala Blasters: Drew 2-2 at home against FC Goa.
Mumbai City to win: 2.00 (1/1), Probability to happen: 50.00%
Kerala Blasters to win: 3.00 (2/1), Probability to happen: 33.33%
Draw: 3.60 (13/5), Probability to happen: 27.78%
Mumbai City: Marcus Rashford, Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Kerala Blasters: Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dele Alli
Mumbai City team news: The host could be without key midfielder Diego Carlos who picked up a knock during Mumbai's 2-2 draw against ATK. No other injury problems for Mumbai.
If Carlos fails to shake off the knock, expect Serge Kevyn to start the match.
Kerala Blasters team news: The visitors have some real issues in this department as Moustapha Gning, Mario Arques, Lalruatthara and Gianni Zuiverloon all ruled out from this game, while Rahul KP and Samuel Lalmuanpuia are both listed as doubtful and will be monitored before the game.
Mumbai City: Amrinder Singh (GK), Souvik Chakrabarti, Sarthak Golui, Pratik Chaudhuri, Subhasish Bose, Rowllin Borges, Paulo Machado, Mohammed Larbi, Amine Chermiti, Kevyn, Modou Sougou
Kerala Blasters: TP Rehenesh (GK), Mohammad Rakip, Raju Gaikwad, Vlatko Drobarov, Jessel Carneiro, Jeakson Singh, Sergio Cidoncha, Sahal Abdul Samad, Rahul KP, Raphael Messi Bouli, Bartholomew Ogbeche
Defenders: Gaikwad, Rakip, Golui, S Bose
Midfielders: K Prasanth, S Cidoncha, P Machado
Forwards: Ogbeche (VC), M Larbi, A Chermiti (C)
Mumbai City will start the game as favourites.