2019-20 Indian Super League – Chennaiyin vs Mumbai City Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Chennaiyin vs Mumbai City kick off? Sunday 27th October, 2019 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Chennaiyin vs Mumbai City being played? Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai

What TV channel is Chennaiyin vs Mumbai City on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK but will be shown live on Star Sports in India

Where can I stream Chennaiyin vs Mumbai City in the UK? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK but those in India can stream it via Hotstar

Where can I get tickets for Chennaiyin vs Mumbai City? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

CHENNAIYIN

  • Last season’s bottom club Chennaiyin suffered a 3-0 defeat away from home against FC Goa in their opening match of the 2019-20 season, a result which extended their miserable run to only two wins in their last 19 Indian Super League matches since they won the competition in the 2017-18 season.
  • Coach John Gregory fielded a total of seven debutants in the defeat against Goa, with the likes of new captain Lucian Goian, Dragos Firtulescu and Andre Schembri all failing to make a positive impact.
  • Although the season is very much in it’s infancy, there is pressure on Chennaiyin to perform in front of their home fans after losing comprehensively in their opening match on the back of the way they performed last season – this is the first in a sequence of four home matches in their next five games and it is seen as a crucial run of fixtures.

MUMBAI CITY

  • Mumbai City got their 2019-20 Indian Super League campaign off to a winning start with a hard-fought 1-0 away win against Kerala Blasters courtesy of an 82nd-minute goal from debutant Tunisian striker Amine Chermiti.
  • It was match with few clear-cut opportunities for both teams. When Kerala did break through, Mumbai goalkeeper Amrinder Singh was a commanding figure and he capped his performance by making a crucial stop late on from Bartholomew Ogbeche.
  • Both Mato Grgic and Paulo Machado had to leave the field towards the end of the first-half against Kerala due to injuries. They were replaced by Pratik Chaudhari and last season’s top scorer Modou Sougou who only made the bench as he has just recovered from injury himself.

THE PREDICTION

Chennaiyin face tough opposition in the shape of Mumbai City as they try to register what would be a crucial win even this early in the season. Mumbai are a very well-drilled unit under Jorge Costa and he will be well aware that if they can stifle the home team early on the crowd might get restless. The Mumbai defence looked solid in their opening match and they look capable of keeping the Chennaiyin attack at bay and it may take only one goal to give the away team a narrow victory.

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