ISL 2021-22: Mumbai City FC to take on FC Goa in clash of titans

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Goa: The reigning Champions Mumbai City FC will start their spell of defending their title as they take on Juan Ferrando’s FC Goa. Mumbai City has long past via a major trade with Sergio Lobera leaving and being changed by way of Des Buckingham. Bukingham is one of the most able coaches of the tournament. An Oxford degree holder, Buckingham will have massive shoes to fill at the club. Buckingham will be entirely structured on the likes of Mourtada Fall, Lalengmawia, and Ahmed Jahouh to make some eager distinction in the game. However Mumbai City FC have lost two predominant stars in Boumous and Amrinder. Not having Amrinder between the sticks ,they lose the solidity and physicality in that position. Nawaz is proper with his toes however lacks the physicality and will continually be prone to a few fatal errors.Boumous’ loss to any contingent would be big and given the way he and Le Fondre linked on top, Mumbai City will need its modern-day crop to be at their best to match that level.

On the other hand, FC Goa had a preseason one should dream of, triumphing the prestigious Durand Cup, Ferrando got his group a huge enhance of confidence. With gifted foreign gamers like Edu Bedia, Ivan Gonzalez along with Brandon Fernandes, Dheeraj Singh and teenage sensation like Nemil, Goa is set to make a massive affect this time.

Jorge Ortiz is a livewire in attack and FC Goa would hope that he continues his structure from previous campaign. Much will be anticipated of winger Romario Jesuraj, who in his debut season, put in an remarkable shift on the right. Brandon Fernandes, who is among the fantastic Indian innovative midfielder, will look to be injury-free this season and play an important function in the club’s quest to win their first ISL title.

The weak point of Goa lies in the absence of an experienced centre back. In a season where solely four foreign playersare allowed in the line-up, Goa would have to play with two foreign centre-back which would cripple Ferrando’s picks in assault when it comes to naming the foreign contingent.

New signing Airam Cabrera has solely six appearances, just one start, for Poland’s Wisla Plock final season. The Polish club had a hazard to lengthen his contract however selected to let him go. In the 2019-20, he plied his trade in the Spanish Segunda Division for Extremadura UD scoring once and having two assists in 12 appearances. Certainly, these data do now not encourage trust that he can change Igor Angulo, who got here to Goa remaining season on the back of 16 goals in 36 suits for Górnik Zabrze in Poland.

We say it will be 3-1 for the Islanders. The match will be telecasted live on Star Sports 3 along with streaming live or Jio TV and Disney+ Hotstar from 7.30 pm IST.

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