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08 Mar 2021
Ramesh Jegatheeswaran 08 Mar 2021
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  • Mumbai City vs Goa predictions for Monday’s Indian Super League semi-final second leg
  • The semi-final is poised at 2-2 after the first leg
  • Goa are tipped to progress to the final
  • Match preview, statistics, predictions and latest team news
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Goa hold a 7-5 head to head advantage over Mumbai City in previous meetings (Getty Images)

Mumbai City Form

Mumbai weren't at their best in the first leg, but showed grit and determination to earn a draw after a first-half in which they were dominated by Goa.

The Islanders entered the finals as top seeds having won the ISL Winners Shield last weekend when defeating ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 in a title decider. 

In their final two games, Sergio Lobera's side beat Odisha 6-1 and ATK in the Judgement Day decider to finish top and earn the AFC Champions League spot that comes with it.  

Mumbai City have never reached the ISL Final before. Will this be their year?

Mumbai City Team News

Sergio Lobera's decision to pair Adam Le Fondre or Bartholomew Ogbeche in the first leg didn't work and one is likely to be left on the bench.

Hernan is likely to return at the heart of the Mumbai City defence in place of one of the pair in the fifth overseas player spot.

Defender Amey Ranawade returns from a one-game ban.

Goa Form

Goa were quick out of the blocks in the first leg and could have had more joy with two penalty decisions turned down either side of Igor Angulo's opener from the spot.

Despite their early dominance in the semi-final, they had to settle for an eighth draw in their last 10 matches.

It remains a long 14-game unbeaten run for Goa, however, dating back to mid-December when they last lost to Chennaiyin.

They have won five and drawn nine games during the unbeaten run.

Goa Team News

Goa welcome back midfielder Albert Noguerra and defender Ivan Gonzalez from suspension.

That leaves Juan Ferrando with a decision over which overseas player is left out of the starting line-up.

Goa have injury doubts over full-back Seriton Fernandes and midfielders Brandon Fernandes and Princeton Rebello with all three facing late tests.

Head to Head

Goa lead the head-to-head against Mumbai City 7-5 with five draws between the sides.

During the regular season, Mumbai City won 1-0 before the sides played out a thrilling 3-3 draw

In the first leg on Friday, it was honours even again in a 2-2 draw. Goa twice led through an Igor Angulo penalty and Saviour Gama goal. But Hugo Boumous and Mourtada Fall levelled for Mumbai.


It ended all square in the first leg, but Goa undoubtedly had the best of the chances and could have been awarded more than just the one penalty they scored from.

While The Gaurs have been the draw specialists with eight in their last 10 matches, I'm tipping them to get across the line in a tense second leg.

  • Mumbai City have never reached the Indian Super League final.
  • Mumbai City have seen BTTS in 7 of their last 9 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Goa are unbeaten in 7 of their last 9 matches against Mumbai City (Indian Super League).
  • Goa are unbeaten in their last 14 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Goa have seen BTTS in 13 of their last 15 matches (Indian Super League).

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Mumbai City vs Goa is the first leg of the Indian Super League semi-finals.


With no away goals counting, we should get an open game. Both teams to score is tipped again with Goa's finals experience seeing them edge it and qualify for the final.

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