SC East Bengal will lock horns with Mumbai City FC in an ISL Fixture at Tilak Maidan, Goa.

The match is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST and it will be aired live on Star Sports 1 SD and HD, Star Sports 2 HD and SD (English), Star Sports Hindi 1 SD and HD, and Star Sports 3. For mobile viewers, the live streaming of the match will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Jio TV.

Preview: SC East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC

Mumbai City FC comes into the game on the back of a draw against Hyderabad FC at the GMC Stadium. The Islanders have played 11 ISL matches so far, and have managed to post a victory in 8 of them. In their last game, Adam Le Fondre was handing the attacking side, with Raynier Fernandes and Bipin Singh being placed in the midfield. Amey Ranawade was utilized at the left flank with the ace defender Narayan Das on the other flank. Mumbai FC has bagged 26 points in the ISLand is placed at the top of the table.

Their opposition, SC East Bengal has had a poor season since the start. In 11 games, SC East Bengal has posted a victory in two games and have lost five of them. Their five matches have resulted in a draw. In their last game, which resulted in a 1-1 draw, Harmanpreet Singh and Jacques Maghoma were handling the attacking side. The midfielder’s role was taken by Ankit Mukherjee and Narayan Das. SC East Bengal currently sits on the 9th position on the table and has bagged 11 points till now.

SC East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC probable XI

SC East Bengal: Probable XI

Debjit Majumder, Scott Neville, Daniel Fox, Ankit Mukherjee, Milan Singh, Narayan Das, Rana Gharami, Matti Steinman, Harmanpreet Singh, Jacques Maghoma, Mohammed Rafique

SC East Bengal complete squad

Goalkeepers: Mirshad Michu, Sankar Roy, Debjit Majumder, Rafique Ali

Defenders: Samad Mallick, Ningthoukhongjam Rohen Singh, Anil Chawan, Daniel Fox, Scott Neville, Abhishek Ambekar, Rana Gharami, Gurtej Singh, Narayan Das

Midfielders: Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Bikash Jairu, Sehnaj Singh, Surchandra Singh, Loken Metei, Haobam Singh, Yumnam Singh, Aaron Hammadi-Holloway, Anthony Pilkington, Matti Steinman, Jacques Maghoma, Milan Singh, Wahengbam Luwang, Mohamed Irshad, Mohamed Rafique

Forwards: Girik Khosla, Harmanpreet Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Balwant Singh, CK Vineeth

Mumbai City FC: Probable XI

Amrinder Singh, Mourtada Fall, Amey Ranawade, Herman Santana, Mandar Rao Desai, Ahmed Jahouh, Rowllin Borges, Raynier Fernandes, Cy Goddard, Bipin Singh, Adam Le Fondre

Mumbai City FC complete squad

Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Phurba Lachenpa, Nishit Shetty, Vikram Singh

Defenders: Sarthak Golui, Amey Ranawade, Valpuia, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai, Tondonba Singh, Mohamad Rakip, Mehtab Singh

Midfielders: Farukh Choudhary, Raynier Fernandes, Bidyananda Singh, Asif Khan, Ahmed Jahouh, Cy Goddard, Hugo Boumous, Bipin Singh, Pranjal Bhumij, Sourav Das, Vikram Singh, Herman Santana, Rowllin Borges, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy

Forwards: Adam Le Fondre, Bartholomew Ogbechem

Goalkeeper: Amrinder Singh

Defenders: Amey Ranawade, Mandar Rao Desai, Mourtada Fall, Scott Neville, Daniel Fox

Midfielders: Raynier Fernandes, Bipin Singh, Ankit Mukherjee, Narayan Das

Defenders: Adam Le Fondre, Jacques Maghoma

Winner prediction

Mumbai City FC is the most consistent team in ISL 2020-21, having won four of their last five games. On the other hand, SC East Bengal is having a mixed season, with 2 wins and 3 draws in their last five games. Both the teams have a well-balanced lineup and will try to outperform each other in the next game. But one would back Mumbai City FC to win the upcoming game at Tilak Maidan.

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Last Updated on January 30, 2021

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