FCG vs MCFC Dream11 : Struggling Mumbai take on an opponent who has traditionally left them in dismay.
Today’s opponents squared off against each other four times in the bygone edition of the Indian Super League and apart from dismay, Mumbai City had nothing to face when they clashed heads against Goa. The side managed to muster up just the one win in those four matches, being put down 12-2 overall in what was a despondent set of results for the side.
It included the side being dismissed in their qualification match for the summit clash with the side losing 5-1 in the first tie to Goa before managing to scramble their way to a 1-0 win in the second match in what was an inconsequential result for the side. And when they get ready to clash heads against an opponent who has left them perturbed in the league, things don’t look too bright for a languishing Mumbai City side who are languishing in the league at the moment.
The side were dismissed 4-2 in their foregone clash, a defeat which shed light on the ever increasing gaping holes in their side. It left them with a win, draw and defeat apiece in their three pieces to be slumped into fifth place in the league. Where they have not managed to scrape together goals, the side’s defence fell apart in the previous match as well to leave the outfit in shambles ahead of their impending encounter today.
“I spoke to the players after the defeat against Odisha FC. We’ve to fix our mistakes and we’ve to be focused to avoid these mistakes. In football, if you’re overconfident then it’s a problem. “I’m not expecting an easy game. But, I’m sure FC Goa also aren’t expecting an easy game. We respect them and they respect us,” said Mumbai’s manager Costa.
Elsewhere, Goa have managed to fare about just the slightly bit better than Mumbai with their league opener win being followed up by two draws to see them in fourth place, the one point above their opponents of the day. The side have had to hang onto the barest of straws in their previous couple of matches, managing to restore parity in the dying stages to salvage a point from the encounters.
Probable Playing 11
Amrinder Singh, Pratik, Subhasish, Sarthak, Valpuia, Mohammed Rafique, Raynier Fernandes, Paulo Machado, Serge Kevyn, Mohamed, Amine
Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai, Lenny Rodrigues, Ahmed Jahouh, Brandon Fernandes, Hugo Boumous, Ferran Corominas, Manvir Singh
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: Mumbai City Vs Goa
Date And Time: 7th November, Thursday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai
Television: Star Sports 2/HD, JioTV
- Amrinder Singh, Mohammed Rafique, Raynier Fernandes, Serge Kevyn
- Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Manvir Singh
Top Goal Scorer
- Amine: 1 Goal
- Ferran Corominas: 2 Goals
FCG vs MCFC Dream11 Goal-Keeper
A major reason for Mumbai managing to emerge from their opening two encounters unscathed was largely down to their goal-keeper Arminder Singh with the shot stopper standing tall among the rest of his counterparts. The man in between the sticks has been an integral part of the side’s gameplan, a player who we envisage revelling us in yet another astounding display to see us opt for the player for this one.
FCG vs MCFC Dream11 Defenders
Mumbai might have managed to score twice in their previous clash, but before that, the side have managed to find their way to the opposition’s goal just once. And with Goa being relatively staunch in defence, this could easily end up being a mach where Mumbai are left languishing for a goal once again, seeing us getting in a hoard of defenders from the side’s backline.
Carlos Pena and Mourtada Fall are bought inducted into our setup for this one while our singular choice from Mumbai comes in the form of Valpuia.
FCG vs MCFC Dream11 Midfielders
We are getting in an entire trivalent of players from Goa in this docket with the side having to massively thank this trio for controlling things in both attack and defence for them. In Hugo Boumous, Mandar Rao Dessai and Brandon Fernandes, the side have players who have not only ensured that the opposition have been curbed from fathoming together attacking plays but have also transitioned the ball perfectly to their forward moving players.
From the other side we yet again have opted for just the sole performer with Raynier Fernandes being our choice for this one.
FCG vs MCFC Dream11 Strikers
Goa’s top scorer with the two goals in three matches, Ferran Corominas is the first player we have on our mind when crafting out this culminating segment of our side. The striker has been in indomitable touch, an instrumental performer for the side given the way he’s traversed the ball past the defenders.
Manvir Singh with the one goal comes in as well from the side while form the other side we have gotten in Serge Kevyn to bring an end to our side’s picks for this one.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ferran has been selected as our captain while his counter Manvir comes in as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.