MUFC vs BFC Dream 11 Predictions: Mumbai take on Bengaluru at home with an urge to end their losing streak in the Hero ISL 2019-20.
Mumbai FC desperately needs to get back to winning streak if they have to qualify for the play-off’s this season. Having lost their previous two matches the visitors have fallen out of the top four positions. Uncharastically the Islanders have gained just four points from their home games this season. Jorge Costa & Co. have failed to score in their previous two games and to add to the misery they also lost the reverse fixture last month in Bengaluru. Odd being against the Islanders the home team would be heavily dependent on Modou Sougou for a Talismanic performance on Friday against the Blues.
On the other hand Bengaluru FC have had the exact opposite result winning both their last games, they walk in confidently to the Mumbai Football Arena. A win will take them to the top of the table with 25 points. Fortunately for the visitors Sunil Chhetri has been in great form and has scored 8 goals so far for the Blues this season. Deshorn Brown’s addition in the January transfer window has strengthened their squad and might get a start immediately on Friday. Talking about the defensive unit of the visiting side, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu & Co. are best in the league so far. Bengaluru has conceded only 7 goals so far this season.
Mumbai FC: Paulo Machado
Predicted Line Up
Mumbai City FC: Amrinder Singh (GK), Pratik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Mohamed Larbi, Rowllin Borges, Raynier Fernandes, Diego Carlos, Amine Chermiti, Modou Sougou
Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Deshorn Brown, Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh
Indian Super League 2019-20 Match: Mumbai FC vs Bengaluru FC
Date & Time: 17th January 2020, Friday, 07:30PM IST
Live Telecast: Star Sports Network & Hotstar
Mumbai FC: Modou Sougou, Rowlin Borges and Diego Carlos
Bengaluru FC: Sunil Chhetri, Dimas Delgado and Udanta Singh
MUFC vs BFC Dream 11 Goalkeeper
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, the 27 year old Indian International has been the safest goalkeeper of the season. Last season’s Golden Glove winner helped his side bag the trophy and this season in his 12 appearances he has conceded only 7 goals, Sandhu is well complemented with a strong defensive unit. I have chosen Sandhu over his counterpart due to his performance this season. Sandhu has made 29 saves and has kept 7 clean sheets.
MUFC vs BFC Dream 11 Defenders
Sarthak Golui leads the Mumbai defensive unit with 36 tackles, Golui is blessed with raw pace and accurate crossing abilities. In his 12 appearances Golui has also scored a goal for the Islanders this season. Subhasish Bose compliments his fellow defenders with his aggression and charismatic performances, Bose is excellent with the aerial deliveries and is expected to
provide stability to the Mumbai defensive unit. Bose this season has scored and assisted a goal each.
Juanan, spearheads the Bengaluru defensive unit. The 32 year old Spaniard has the ability to hold the ball and also feeds aerial deliveries to the attacking players upfront. Juanan has already scored a goal this season for the Blues.
MUFC vs BFC Dream 11 Midfielders
Rowllin Borges provides additional support to both Defensive and Forward units, his play making ability has always supported the central midfield play, basis of which Mumbai have made successful attacks. In 9 appearances Borges has scored a goal, made a staggering 52 tackles and has completed 363 passes.
Udanta Singh, Erik Paartalu and Dimas Delgado have been successfully providing series of attacks in home and away games. The Blues Trio collectively has scored 3 goals and have assisted 8 goals. The Aussie midfielder Paartalu has been excellent with his through balls this season and also provides great stability in the midfield. Delgado is a free kick specialist for the visitors and is expected to take all corner kicks and free kicks. Udanta Singh brings in pace and creativity on the wings for the Bengaluru side.
MUFC vs BFC Dream 11 Forwards
Modou Sougou has been a Talismanic figure for Mumbai FC this season, the ability to move in the box without being covered makes the Prtugese striker special. In his 10 appearances Sougou has scored twice and assisted two goals and is a strong contender to score for Mumbai on friday. Diego Carlos brings in the Brazilian Ginga flavour to Indian football, his control of the ball and play making abilities have been incredible. Carlos has scored and assisted a goal for the Islanders in his 10 appearances.
The Indian Captain Sunil Chhetri is a great ambassador of the Indian Super League, Chhetri continues to inspire the Indian generation to take up football as a carer. With 8 goals in 12 appearances, Chhetri is expected to improve his goal count on friday. The 35 year old Indian International is also the highest goal scorer amongst Indians in the league.
MUFC vs BFC Dream 11 Power Players
Sunil Chhetri for his goal scoring abilities is the Captain and Erik Paartalu will be the Vice Captain for his play making abilities
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.