FC Goa will travel to Mumbai to take on Jorge Costa’s side on Thursday. The hosts have already tasted defeat in this season, while Sergio Lobera’s side are unbeaten and have notched up five points from possible nine.
Date: 7th November 2019
Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST
Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
Venue: Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai.
Mumbai City rounded off their opening league game with a 1-0 victory against Kerala Blasters in Kochi. Before getting dismantled by Odisha in front of the home crowd last Thursday, the Islanders were forced to settle for a stalemate against Chennaiyin FC. They have shown defensive susceptibility, but they have a strong core to battle against the odds.
On the other hand, FC Goa have struggled for rhythm in the last couple of games against Bengaluru FC and NorthEast United. They have rarely looked convincing after a big victory against Chennaiyin FC in their first game of this campaign. Lobera has the tools to exploit Mumbai City FC’s sturdiness and will hope that his players can get the job done against the Islanders.
Mumbai City FC
Mato Grgic and Modou Sougou, who are currently on the treatment table, are ruled out of this fixture. Apart from the foreign duo, the rest of the squad is fit to face the runners-up. After serving a suspension against Odisha, right-back Souvik Chakraborty is expected to be restored to the squad.
Seiminlen Doungel was sent off in the previous outing against Northeast United. The local hero will miss Mumbai City FC clash owing down to the suspension. Edu Bedia is yet to feature for the Gaurs this season and it is unlikely for him to walk into the starting