Match: Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC
Date: 4th December, 2021
Venue: GMC Athletic Stadium, Goa
Time: 9:30 PM (IST)
Former titans versus reigning champions
As Bengaluru FC takes on the mighty Mumbai City FC, the clash will jog a thousand memories of the past. Despite falling from its earlier grace, BFC has been desperately lunging for a resurgence under the presence of a sequence of new players who are trying to leave a mark on the nation’s bedazzling footballing fabric.
Mumbai City FC will be riding high on confidence as they demolished a formidable ATK Mohun Bagan by a humiliating margin as the preceding year’s finalists were drowned in terms of goal and men. The most impressive part of the contest was a sterling display from the Mumbai youngsters who were hungry for heroics and grabbed the opportunities that came their way by the scruff of their neck.
Despite starting the tournament on a rollicking note as BFC blew away the Highlanders, their momentum has come to a screeching halt with a defeat against Odisha and a draw against the Kerala Blasters. Mumbai, on the contrary, was sublime against Mohun Bagan but will have a couple of concerns with a few gaps in the defence that will need plugging.
Bengaluru FC: DLWWD
Mumbai City FC: WLWWW
There are no news of injuries and suspensions as two teams will be coming to this contest with their full strength.
Mumbai has a rock-solid defence that features the likes of Mourtada Fall, Mohammad Rakip and Amey Ranawade. BFC, on the contrary, will bank heavily upon the incursions of their foreign duo in the midfield led by Sunil Chhetri upfront to seal the deal for them.
Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Ashique Kuruniyan, Alan Costa, Naorem Roshan Singh, Udanta Singh, Danish Farooq, Bruno Almeida, Suresh Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Cleiton Silva, Prince Ibara
Mumbai City FC: Mohammed Nawaz, Mourtada Fall, Amey Ranawade, Rahul Bheke, Mohammad Rakip, Ahmed Jahouh, Lalengmawia, Cassio Gabriel, Vikram Pratap Singh, Igor Angulo, Bipin Singh
BFC vs MCFC Top Picks
Igor Angulo, Mumbai City FC, striker
Igor Angulo is the most lethal striker in the repertoire of Mumbai City FC. He scored a goal and stitched together an assist against the Mariners. He fired two shots on target and completed 9 passes. His positioning sense has so far been the most dangerous aspect of his incursions.
Cleiton Silva, Bengaluru FC, striker
Silva is one of the major threats for Bengaluru as he will be leading the battery for the former champions that has been dampened by the silence of Sunil Chhetri. Silva was pivotal in BFC’s victory against the Highlanders.
Captain & Vice-Captain Selection
Igor Angulo has been one of the most prolific strikers in the current fabric of the league. He played an instrumental role in uplifting Goa to the semis of the preceding edition while he has so far been electrifying for the reigning champions. Vikram Pratap Singh almost single-handedly sank the ship of the Mariners as he opened the scoring for Mumbai City FC, slamming the ball through the legs of Amrinder Singh. He will be an important choice for vice-captaincy considering his knack of shooting from distance and not shying away from any possible situations.
Captain & Vice-Captain Selection
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.