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Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC ISL 2023-24: MCFC vs OFC Predicted Lineups, Preview, Standing, Match Prediction, Teams News and more

Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC: Mumbai City FC ready to challenge Odisha FC as they aim to secure the ISL Shield. Mumbai City FC will play Odisha at Mumbai Football Arena on 08 April 2024 at 07:30 pm (IST).

Preview

Mumbai City FC is going to play an important match against Odisha FC in Mumbai Football Arena, it is important to win this match for both the teams. If Mumbai City wins against Odisha, they will directly secure their place in the ISL Shield with vital points. Mumbai City had won their previous match against Hyderabad by 0-3 and this was the team’s fourth consecutive win.

On the other hand, Odisha can make it difficult for Mumbai City to win the ISL title and if they win, they can defeat Mumbai City at their home. After the international break, only two matches have been played in the group stage of ISL, out of which there was a draw against Bengaluru FC and a 3-1 win against Punjab. This match is going to be very exciting as both the teams will enter the football arena with the aim of strengthening their position in the ISL 2023-24 season.

ISL 2023-24 Standings

Mumbai City FC remains the table topper in the points table of ISL, the team has scored 44 points after playing a total of 20 matches. So far the team has won 13 matches while losing 2 and drawing 5 matches. The team has won 4 out of the last five matches while one match was drawn against Goa.

Odisha has scored 39 points in 20 matches, which is 5 points away from Mumbai City. The team has registered a total of 11 wins out of which it has played 3 losses and 6 drawn matches. Had won its last match 3-1 against Punjab FC.

What is at stake for both teams?

Mumbai City FC: Mumbai City has won 2 out of the last 5 matches while playing at home, while losing 2 and playing one draw. The team’s performance while playing at home has been disappointing. The last time these two teams met was in the semi-finals of the Super Cup, in which Odisha won 0-1.

If Mumbai City has to strengthen its position then it will have to forget its previous defeat at home and face Odisha strongly. After Odisha, the team will face Mohun Bagan, in the remaining two matches of the group stage, Petr Kratky’s team will have to play strongly.

Odisha FC: While playing away from home, Odisha has won only one match while losing three matches and drawing one match which shows their poor performance. If Odisha has to face Mumbai then there is a need to improve its performance.

If Odisha has to strengthen its position then it will have to score crucial 3 points against Mumbai City and reduce the gap of 5 points from Mumbai City to secure the second position. After Mumbai City, there is an important match against NorthEast United on 13th April.

Teams News

After suspending Mumbai City’s forward player Slovakian, Jakub Vojtus has been included in the team and players like Iker Guarotxena and Ayush Chhikara have been ruled out of the rest of the Mumbai City season. Coach Petr Kratky has described the upcoming two games as a game of mental pressure and said that the next two matches are going to be more of a mental game than a physical one.

On the other hand, no player is injured in the Odisha team and all the players can potentially play against Mumbai.

Match Prediction

This match is going to be important for both the teams, however, the match between the two teams is going to be quite fierce. Mumbai City will have the advantage of home advantage. The team’s performance at home has been good, while on the other hand, the performance of Odisha while playing at home has been good. There has been a decline in the last 5 matches.

MCFC vs OFC Predicted Lineups

Mumbai City FC (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Phurba Lachenpa
Defenders: Akash Mishra, Mehtab Singh, Rahul Bheke, Hmingthanmawia
Midfielders: Vinit Rai, Thaer Krouma
Midfield Attack: Lallianzuala Chhangte, Jayesh Rane, Vikram Partap Singh
Forwards: Jorge Pereyra Díaz

Odisha FC (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh
Defenders: Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Carlos Delgado, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy
Midfielders: Hitesh Sharma, Lenny Rodrigues
Midfield Attack: Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Princeton Rebello, Isak Vanlalruatfela
Forwards: Diego Maurício

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