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

THE FACTS

When does Mumbai City vs Bengaluru kick off? Friday 17th January, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is Mumbai City vs Bengaluru being played? Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai

What TV channel is Mumbai City vs Bengaluru 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 Mumbai City vs Bengaluru 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 Mumbai City vs Bengaluru? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

MUMBAI CITY

  • After three successive victories that came at the end of a six-match unbeaten streak, Mumbai City have now lost back-to-back games after they went down to defeat against Odisha.
  • Mumbai failed to find the back of the net for the second game in succession as they went down to a second 2-0 defeat in as many games in what was ultimately another disappointing display and result.
  • With Mumbai desperate to get back to winning ways, they will be without key defender Subhashish Bose after suffering an injury last time out while they will also be without Serge Kevyn who is suspended.

BENGALURU

  • Bengaluru made it successive wins as they defeated Jamshedpur and despite having to withstand plenty of pressure in the second half, their defence did a brilliant job to keep a clean sheet.
  • It means that Bengaluru have conceded just seven goals from their 12 matches so far and it is on the back of that defensive record that put them right in the mix at the top of the standings.
  • Erik Paartalu gave Bengaluru the lead inside the opening 10 minutes against Jamshedpur before a second-half strike from Sunil Chhetri doubled the lead with that goal seeing him take his tally for the season to eight.

THE PREDICTION

Mumbai City looked like one of the strongest teams in the Indian Super League during their six-match unbeaten run but they have now suffered consecutive losses. They face a tricky test in their bid to get back to winning ways as they host Bengaluru and with the visitors boasting a superb defensive record, it is likely that Mumbai will find it difficult to break them down after two games without a goal and Bengaluru should make it three wins in a row.

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