Mumbai City FC is all set to host Bengaluru for the first time in the on-going season of Indian Football League. The teams have previously met only once at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru where Mumbai won the game. In order to mark the 61st fixture of the season, Mumbai and Bengaluru will meet each other once again but this time in Mumbai. The game will be played on January 17 at the Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai, starting at 7:30 PM IST.
Bengaluru is placed amongst the top-four of the points table at the 2nd spot. The team’s ride in this season has been quite efficient as they managed to pull-off 6 wins with 4 draws from the 12 matches they have played. On the other hand, Mumbai is sitting at the 5th place with 4 wins, and 4 draws from their quota of 12 games. The previous defeat has definitely hurt Bengaluru and they shall look forward to avenging their defeat.
For Bengaluru, Sunil Chhetri and Midfielder Erik Paartalu are going strong to support their team. Also, Bengaluru’s new signing Deshron Brown shall be available for selection in the upcoming match. Meanwhile, Mumbai shall not have Paulo Machado as he met with a long-term injury and shall not be available for selection.
Probable Playing Line-up
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
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Deshorn Brown, Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh
Mumbai City FC
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu