Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC Match Prediction | 5th Jan | ISL 2020-21
Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC Preview:
Bengaluru FC take on the second-placed Mumbai City FC in an attempt to get a win after losing two games straight. Carles Cuadrat's side created chances in both games, but the team's finishing hasn't been clinical at all.
The Islanders, on the other hand, are enjoying a seven-game unbeaten streak where they have fired 12 goals and managed to concede only two. Sergio Lobera and co. will try their maximum to overtake ATK Mohun Bagan with a victory over the Blues.
A win for the Blues would get them back in the top four, precisely third and one point ahead of the Guars, FC Goa. A victory over Mumbai City FC would also be a huge statement for Cuadrat and co, signifying how lethal can their side be.
Mumbai City will make sure that they exploit the discrepancies present in the Bengaluru squad but only a single win in six meetings will haunt Lobera, the match means more than everything for him.
Bengaluru vs Mumbai City Head to Head
The Islanders have a slight edge in the competition, winning three out of the six games played between the two. However, two defeats mean the Blues aren't far away.
Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC: Fact Check
Mumbai City FC are undefeated against the Blues in their last three meetings.
When Lobera managed Goa, he lost four of the six games played against the Blues.
Bengaluru FC have an average of 0.67 goals in their last three games, while Mumbai City have an average of 1.67.
Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC:Team News
Ashique Kuruniyan is sidelined due to a horrific facial injury he sustained in the past. The rest of the squad is in contention but Cuadrat has already made it clear that he would be looking to provide more minutes to players who perform on the pitch.
Mandar Rao Desai is most probably a fixed player to start the game against the Blues, while we can expect some minor changes. It is possible that Mumbai City may not make any changes too.
Players to Look For
Suresh Wangjam (Bengaluru FC)
The youngster was astonishing against Jamshedpur FC and Lobera would hope that he keeps the lamp burning. Mumbai are known to be powerful in every aspect of the game and breaking them down would not be a cakewalk. However, with players like Suresh, it is possible that the Islanders can be subjected to unprecedented trouble.
Hugo Boumous (Mumbai City FC)
The playmaker has one of the most crucial roles in the team and all eyes will be on him. He is a goalscorer and also a player who can set up multiple goals. Against a struggling Blues backline, Boumous would act as a live wire whenever he gets into the box.
Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC Prediction:
Both the teams have a solid history. Both the teams aren't far away from each other. A win for the Blues would get them just behind the Islanders, while a triumph over the Blues would mount pressure on ATK Mohun Bagan.
We've already witnessed so many thrillers and hopefully, this one will also be added to the list.
Sportco predicts Bengaluru FC to win.