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NorthEast United vs Mumbai City Preview: Will Mumbai make a winning start in Indian Super League?
- NorthEast United and Mumbai City clash on Saturday
- The Indian Super League match is taking place at Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco de Gama, Goa
- NorthEast United have not won in their last 14 matches
- Mumbai City have won 6 of the last 8 matches against NorthEast United
- Mumbai City have seen 7 of their last 8 victories come by a 1 goal margin
Mumbai City can make a winning start to the ISL season (Getty Images)
NorthEast United and Mumbai City begin their Indian Super League seasons with a clash at Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco de Gama in Goa on Saturday. Both sides missed out on the play-offs last season and will be seeking better in the 2020/21 campaign.
NorthEast United Form
NorthEast United finished ninth of the 10 teams in the ISL last season. They started with a six-game unbeaten run, but won just two games all season and failed to win any of their last 14 games of the campaign.
That run included eight defeats and six draws, while they signed off a disappointing season with a 2-2 stalemate with eventual Indian Super League runners-up Channaiyin.
Coach Robert Jani was sacked before the final three games, and has since been replaced by Spaniard Gerard Nus.
NorthEast United Team News
Just one of last year's overseas contingent remain at NorthEast United with Uruguayan midfielder Federico Gallego still with the club.
The new faces for 2020/21 include Australian defender Dylan Fox, Belgian defender Benjamin Lambot, Mauritania midfielder Khassa Camara, Portuguese winger Luis Machado, Ghanaian striker Kwesi Appiah and Guinea forward Idrissa Sylla.
Mumbai City Form
Mumbai City missed out on the play-offs last season by three points as they finished fifth in the ISL standings.
Defeats in the final two games of the season cost Mumbai dearly. They lost 5-2 to league champions Goa before losing 1-0 to fourth placed Chennaiyin after having Sourav Das sent off.
Spanish coach Sergio Lobera has been appointed in place of Jorge Costa and has been charged with taking Mumbai to the play-offs this season.
Mumbai City Team News
Nigerian forward Bartholomew Ogbeche will again be key, and they have added striker Adam Le Fondre on-loan from Sydney FC.
Diego Carlos, Mato Grgic, Serge Kevyn, Paulo Machado, Modou Sougou, Amine Chermiti and Mohamed Larbi have all left.
The overseas roles are filled by former FC Goa defender Mourtada Fall and midfielders Cy Goddard, Hernan Santana and Hugo Boumous, signed on loan from Benevento, on loan from Sporting Gijon and FC Goa respectively.
NorthEast United vs Mumbai City Head to Head
Mumbai City earned a 2-2 draw from this fixture last year before winning 1-0 at home. Mumbai have won six of the last eight clashes between the sides.
NorthEast United vs Mumbai City Stats
- NorthEast United have not won in their last 14 matches (Indian Super League).
- Mumbai City have won 6 of the last 8 matches against NorthEast United (Indian Super League).
- Mumbai City have seen 7 of their last 8 victories come by a 1 goal margin (Indian Super League).
Mumbai City should be too good, but they don't tend to kill teams off. Take them for a narrow victory.
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NorthEast United vs Mumbai City is being played at Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa, India.
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