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Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters Preview: Mumbai to return to top spot

31 Dec 2020
Moti Prakash 31 Dec 2020
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  • Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters preview in the Indian Super League at GMC Stadium on Saturday
  • Mumbai City have won 5 of their last 6 matches are are tipped to return to the top of the ISL table
  • Full match preview and predictions
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Adam Le Fondre can help Mumbai City to another win (Getty Images)

Mumbai City Form

Mumbai City have lost top spot in the ISL table since last playing almost two weeks ago. That game was a 2-0 win over win over Hyderabad

Vignesh Dakshinamurthy and Adam Le Fondre got the goals in the win over Hyderabad, which made it five wins from seven games this season.

Sergio Lobera's side have won five of the last six, with the only points dropped during that coming in a 1-1 draw against 10-man Jamshedpur.

Since losing 1-0 to NorthEast United in their opening game, Mumbai defeated Goa (1-0), East Bengal (3-0), Odisha (2-0) and Chennaiyin (2-1) during their impressive start to the Indian Super League season.

Kerala Blasters Form

Kerala Blasters got their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Hyderabad in their last game. Goals from Abdul Hakku and Jordan Murray sealed the points.

Kibu Vicuna's side had drawn three and lost three of their previous six games at the start of the campaign.

Kerala picked up points from draws a 2-2 draw with NorthEast United, a 0-0 stalemate with Chennaiyin and a 1-1 draw by East Bengal

The Blasters also suffered defeats against ATK Mohun Bagan (1-0), Goa (3-1) and Bengaluru (4-2) during their opening games of the season.

Team News

Mumbai City's Hugo Boumous has missed the last two games, but could return after the longer break since the last game. Cy Goodard is likely to drop out of the starting line-up. Bartholomew Ogbeche was left on the bench against Hyderabad and may have to play a bit-part role again.

Kerala Blasters are likely to keep faith with Jordan Murray in attack after his goal against Hyderabad. Bakary Kone, Gary Hooper, Juande and Costa Nhamoinesu all missed the last match.

Head to Head

Mumbai City hold a 4-2 head to head advantage over Kerala Blasters. Six of the 12 meetings have ended in a draw.

Last season, Mumbai were 1-0 winners of the first game before the sides settled for a point each from a 1-1 draw in the most recent clash.

Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters Predictions

Mumbai City can regain top spot with a win and are backed to do so against a Kerala Blasters side they have beaten in two of the last three clashes. Mumbai have enjoyed two weeks off since the last game and will be refreshed and raring to go. 

  • Mumbai City have won 5 of their last 6 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Mumbai City have conceded 3 goals in their 7 matches this season (Indian Super League).
  • Mumbai City have won 2 of their last 3 matches against Kerala Blasters (Indian Super League).
  • Kerala Blasters have won 1 of their last 8 matches (Indian Super League).

Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters

What is the best bet for Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters?

Mumbai are tipped to continue their run of form and make it six wins in their last seven matches.

Where can I watch the Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters live stream online?

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Where is Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters being played?

Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters is being played at the GMC Stadium in Bambolin, India.

When does Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters kick off?

Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters kicks off at 19:00 local time on Saturday 2 January 2021.