The upcoming match between North East United FC and Mumbai City FC (NEUFC Vs MCFC) is believed to be a complete package of entertainment as the tournament has just begun and North East United FC would like to change things around for them. Being ranked 9th with just 4 points on the 10 club list in the league is something of a great concern for the North East fans. On the other hand, Mumbai City FC has also failed to register more than two wins in the six matches they have played so far and have lost three matches and managed the 5th position on the table with 7 points.
Both the teams would try to make some alterations on the points table after the game and the stakes are higher for North East United FC as it is their home match and they would do anything to give their fans the best memories of this match.
League- Indian Super League 2017
Venue- Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, India
Date and Time- 8:00 PM IST on Wednesday, December 20, 2017
NEUFC – L, L, W, L, D
MCFC – W, D, L, W, L
The most striking concern for the Highlanders who are winless at home is that barring the 2-0 win in Delhi, they have failed to find the back of the net in the rest of their games. NorthEast’s biggest defeat this season is the 3-0 drubbing in Chennai.
Goals haven’t been the trend for all competing teams in the ISL this season, and that is no exception for Mumbai City. They have bagged only five goals in six matches but conceded in all their outings so far.
NorthEast United are unfortunate to see Rehenesh suspended for the tie as a result of the red card brandished against him in the last match. However, Joao de Deus would want his midfield to pull up their socks after Wes Brown made them appear second best on Friday. He will also be expecting more goals from his forwards Danilo and Marcinho.
Mumbai City, in their last game, went down by a solitary goal to ATK despite a gritty performance by Lucian Goian to contain Robbie Keane. Amrinder Singh cannot always keep opponents away from goal and to be conceding first in half of their games has only added the pressure on the forwards.
Indian striker Balwant Singh is the top scorer for the Ranbir Kapoor co-owned side with Achille Emana, Everton Santos and Thiago Santos scoring a piece each.
Can we expect goals by either team on Wednesday?
NEUFC (Probable 11) –
TP Rehenesh, Nirmal Chettri, Jose Goncalves, Sambinha, Reagan Singh, Martin Diaz, Danilo Lopes, Rowlin Borges, Seiminlen Doungel, Marcinho, Halicharan Narzary
MCFC (Probable 11) –
Rafa Jorda, Balwant Singh, Everton Santos, Sehnaj Singh, Achille Emana, Abinash Ruidas, Gerson Vieira, Lucian Goian, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Davinder Singh, Amrinder Singh
Halicharan Narzary (NEUFC)
Rowllin Borges (NEUFC)
Achille Emana (MCFC)
Balwant Singh (MCFC)
Everton Santos (MCFC)
Seeing the last five performances of both the teams, it is expected that Mumbai City FC will come out on top but as it is the home match of North East United FC, it is expected that they would put a great show. In this five months long league, it is too early to predict something but like every year, the fifth installment of the Indian Super League promises a rollercoaster of emotions going up and down with every match. Our bet is on North East United FC on this game.
We are providing you the NEUFC Vs MCFC football match preview based on our research and understanding. Please choose your own probable playing 11 as these matches are quite risky to predict who will play and who will not get the chance to play.