ISL 5: Everything about Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City
Unbeaten outfit Bengaluru FC will look to continue their march and consolidate their position atop when they host Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL). Bengaluru have been on a supreme run and will be difficult to beat at home. Mumbai have been superb as well and are playing with a tempo. Here is our match preview.
How have the teams fared so far?
Bengaluru have played one match less than Mumbai. In nine matches so far, Bengaluru have won seven and drawn two. Mumbai have played 10 games already and have won six matches. A win for Mumbai will keep them on level terms with Bengaluru on basis of points. Bengaluru's healthy goal advantage means that they will stay atop for now.
High-flying Mumbai wary of Bengaluru
Mumbai are unbeaten in their last 6 matches. They have won a staggering five of them. The run has helped them to go second on the table. But beating Bengaluru at at their own backyard, will require Mumbai to play their best match of the season. There is a lot to play for in this tie and that will excite fans.
View from both camps
Bengaluru coach Carles Cuadrat said, "We have had to play against the team placed second so many times. It's nice that (other) teams see us as a challenge. I hope that we can have a very good game tomorrow." Meanwhile, Mumbai coach Jorge Costa said, "I have not found any weak points in Bengaluru side. They are very good individually and as a team."
Players to watch out for
For Bengaluru. the likes of Sunil Chhetri and Udanta Singh can go on to have a genuine impact in the match and show their experience. Bhutanese forward Chencho Gyeltshen was superb in the last game and will look to have an influence. Joyner Lourenco has been an integral part of Mumbai's resurgence. Mumbai goal-keeper Amrinder Singh is expected to be busy tonight.
When and where to watch the match?
The match is set to be held at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. The game is scheduled for a 7:30 PM kick-off. One can watch the tie live on the Star Sports network. The match can also be streamed on Hotstar. Bengaluru have scored 16 goals this term. Mumbai have managed to net 13 in 10 matches.