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Mumbai City vs East Bengal Preview: East Bengal seek first-ever Indian Super League win

  • Mumbai City take on East Bengal in the Indian Super League
  • East Bengal are looking for the first-ever points in the ISL
  • Mumbai City have won 1 of their last 4 matches
  • East Bengal have lost 1 of their last 7 matches in all competitions
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East Bengal can earn their first points in the ISL (Getty Images)

Newcomers East Bengal go in search of their first Indian Super League win when they take on Mumbai City at GMC Stadium on Tuesday. It was a losing start to life in the ISL on Friday for East Bengal, while Mumbai City have three points from two games heading into this clash.

Mumbai City Form


Mumbai City ended a three-game losing run with a 1-0 victory over Goa in their latest ISL match on Wednesday. 

Adam Le Fondre struck home from the penalty spot in the 95th minute as Mumbai made heavy weather of getting the better of 10-man Goa.

Sergio Lobera's Mumbai City started the new season with a 1-0 defeat to NorthEast United in their opening game. A 49th minute penalty from NorthEast United striker Kwesi Appiah proved to be the difference between the sides.

Mumbai City Team News


Midfielder Ahmed Jahouh is available again after missing the win over Goa through suspension.

Japanese winger Cy Goodard impressed against Goa after coming into the side. That could mean Nigerian striker Bartholomew Ogbeche having to make do with a place on the bench again.

East Bengal Form


There was no dream debut in the Indian Super League for East Bengal as they lost the Kolkata derby 2-0 to ATK Mohun Bagan on Friday.

Robbie Fowler's side dominated possession against the reigning ISL champions and created 12 chances. But they conceded at either end of the second half with Roy Krishna and substitute Manvir Singh getting the goals.

East Bengal agreed to step up to the ISL in September after finishing runners-up in the I-League last season.

East Bengal Team News


Striker Aaron Amadi-Holloway was not part of the squad against ATK Mohun Bagan, but could come in for his debut.

Anthony Pikington was a key man on his East Bengal debut, going close to scoring the club's first goal as an ISL side.

Head to Head


Mumbai City and East Bengal will be meeting for the first time in the Indian Super League. East Bengal won 2-1 when the sides clashed in the Hero Super Cup quarter-finals in 2018. 

Stats


  • Mumbai City have won 1 of their last 4 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Mumbai City have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches (Indian Super League).
  • East Bengal have lost 1 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).

Prediction


East Bengal made an encouraging ISL debut, despite the result against ATK. Robbie Fowler's side can collect their first points of the season.

Mumbai City vs East Bengal FAQs

Where can I watch the Mumbai City vs East Bengal live stream online?

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Where is Mumbai City vs East Bengal being played?

Mumbai City vs East Bengal is being played at GMC Stadium in Bambolin, India.

What competition are Mumbai City vs East Bengal playing in?

Mumbai City vs East Bengal are playing in the Indian Super League. This is the third game of the season for Mumbai City, and East Bengal's second since joining the ISL.

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