ISL 2020-21: Dream 11 prediction team, Mumbai City FC vs Kerala Blasters FC preview, team news and more
Mumbai City FC looking tough this time as they are standing 2nd in the table. On January 2, Mumbai City FC going to face Kerala Blasters within the Indian Super League (ISL), at the Goa Medical College Ground in Bambolim, on Saturday.
Mumbai City FC so far:
Mumbai City FC are title favorites this time. City Football Group’s acquisition followed by the appointment of Sergio Lobera resulted within the Islanders taking the 2nd spot within the ISL 2020-21 standings. Till now, they won 5 games, drawn once and lost. They have been defensively solid along with striking departments.
Kerela Blaster FC so far:
Kerala Blasters FC had been on a winless streak until their most up-to-date fixture against Hyderabad FC which awarded them a 2-0 win. Kibu Vicuna has been struggling to seek out his best starting line-up and has did not make the simplest out his resources. With a touch tweak within the roster, the Blasters have eventually began to appear as if a far better side. They lost thrice and drew thrice in their other 6 games.
Mumbai City FC vs Kerala Blasters FC head-to-head, till now
Mumbai City FC and Kerala Blasters have faced each other on 12 occasions within the last 6 Hero ISL seasons so far. Mumbai City FC won 4 times, Kerala Blasters managed just 2 wins. 6 matches led to a draw.
The most recent fixture between the 2 teams led to a 1-1 draw at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai.
Both teams form in last match:
Mumbai City FC form guide: W-W-W-D-W
Kerala Blasters FC form guide: D-L-L-D-W
Mumbai City FC vs Kerala Blasters FC inside team news
Mumbai City FC haven’t seemed like a typical Sergio Lobera’s side. They need not stuck to an equivalent gameplan and therefore the same roster throughout the league as Lobera did in his tenure with FC Goa.
Key players like Hugo Boumous and Bartholomew Ogbeche are rested during previous games to conserve match fitness. Boumous is predicted to form a comeback to the side almost after 20 days.
In previous match, between Kerala Blasters vs Hyderabad, Kerala Blaster FC dropped Gary Hooper, Bakary Kone and Costa Nhamoinesu. It’s expected that Nhamoinesu will replace Sandeep Singh at the guts of the defence within the upcoming fixture. Jordan Murray is about to retain his place within the starting line-up, courtesy of a mediocre show by Gary Hooper thus far
Mumbai City FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1):
Amrinder Singh © (GK), Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Bipin Singh, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Rowllin Borges, Raynier Fernandes, Cy Goddard, Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh, Adam le Fondre.
Kerala Blasters FC Predicted XI (4-3-3):
Albino Gomes (GK), Costa Nhamoinesu, Nishu Kumar, Jordan Murray, Facundo Pereyra, Jessel Carneiro ©, Jeakson Singh, Rahul KP, Sahal Abdul Samad, Abdul Hakku, Vicente Gomez.
Kibu Vicuna’s Kerala Blasters struggled within the initial few matches of the league with lacklustre defensive displays and a woeful midfield. The Spanish-Polish manager has finally managed to urge the primary win of the season with a couple of tweaks at the rear and within the midfield.
However, Mumbai City’s prowess within the midfield and scoring departments should convince be an excessive amount of for the Blasters. Sergio Lobera’s men are expected to possess a simple outing within the year’s first ISL fixture.
We can expect Mumbai City FC winning with 2-0