The MCFC vs FCPC match preview –
One of the biggest derbies in the Indian Super League has been the Maha-Derby. The match is between two heavyweights of the state of Maharashtra in Mumbai City FC and FC Pune City. Another chapter is going to be written in this rivalry as the duo collides on Friday.
Mumbai City FC responded in a positive fashion after suffering defeat in their first game of the tournament. They were fluid in their attack and sound in the defensive department as well. The team looked to be going in the direction that their coach Jorge Costa would want them to be in. Finally, after the recent season, Mumbai City FC has emerged as a solid contender in the Indian Super League.
Meanwhile, FC Pune City are a team who have consistently done well in the league. They are one of the better teams in the competition and have made some shrewd signings to better their bench strength. Inexperience was a damping factor for the team last year, and with the likes of Ian Hume and Marko Stankovic, the youngsters will have role models to rely on when the things get tough as it always does when the season progresses.
MCFC vs FCPC Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai, India. The ground has a capacity of 55,000 and it is going to be a sunny day in Mumbai with a 10% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Mumbai City FC vs FC Pune City live?
The clash will take place at 7:30 PM (IST) on October 19th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.
Stats and Facts for FC Pune City vs Mumbai City FC:
MCFC vs FCPC recent form (Last five matches)
Mumbai City FC – D L L L W
FC Pune City– D L D D L
MCFC vs FCPC Head to head
Mumbai City FC Won – 2
FC Pune City Won – 5
Not Decided – 1
MCFC vs FCPC Team News:
Mumbai City FC:
- Goalscorer Pranjal Bhumji might be given a start in this game since he scored the all-important equalizing goal last time out, coming off the bench.
- There are no concurrent injuries or suspensions for the team.
- Amrinder Singh will be the goalkeeper for Mumbai City FC.
FC Pune City:
- Diego Carlos is expected to be given a full-debut after securing a point for his team against Delhi Dynamos.
- A fully fit squad is available for FC Pune City.
- Vishal Kaith will be the safety net for the backline.
MCFC vs FCPC Probable Playing 11:
FC Pune City –
Kaith (GK), Tamang, Mills, Singh/Diaz, Lalchhuanmawia, Vila, Carlos, Stankovic, Khan, Kuruniyan, Alfaro
Mumbai City FC –
Singh (GK), Chakraborty, Goian, Bose, Ghosh, Machado, Singh/Pradhan, Bhumji/Fernandes, Mirabaje, Bastos, Sougou
Players to look out for-
- Emiliano Alfaro
The Uruguayan forward resumed his role of being the sole forward for the team. He scored 9 goals in 18 appearances and the former Liverpool player will be eyeing a similar success this year.
- Rafael Bastos
The Mumbai City FC creative midfielder has had success wherever he has played football. In the first two games Bastos has played, he has tried things but has been unlucky. It will take some time for him to get adjusted, but once he gets past that hurdle, he will be making significant impacts in the upcoming fixtures.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Mumbai City FC vs FC Pune City –
The Maha-Derby has always been an intense affair. We still will go by form and back FC Pune City to come out on top and extend their head-to-head tally.
MCFC vs FCPC Dream 11 Team Predictions-
We have taken a 6-5 ratio for this team in favour of FC Pune City. Emiliano Alfaro, Marko Stankovic and Adil Khan are some of their main players so that’s why we have included in our team. Mumbai City FC can see some changes made to their midfield, but Machado is a definite starter hence his selection in the team.
A wildcard approach is taken in this team. Marcelinho, Bastos and Mirabaje are taken. In our opinion, all these three players should start for their respective teams in general. But, for some reason the managers are not trusting them. In a scenario of a FC Pune City win with Marcelinho in the team, this team will fetch a lot of points,
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