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ISL 2023-24: Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City: Preview, Predicted lineup, injury news, H2H, telecast details

Published at :April 14, 2024 at 5:52 PM
Modified at :April 15, 2024 at 6:49 PM
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Uttiyo Sarkar


The outcome of this ISL clash will decide who will win the Shield this season.

Follow the Live Action: Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City

Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City will face off in what is the ‘finale’ for the Indian Super League (ISL 2023-24) Shield championship at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Monday (15 April). With the Mariners currently two points behind the Islanders, Antonio Habas’ side will be going all out for a win, while Mumbai City will be equally determined to win their third ISL Shield.

The Stakes

Mohun Bagan

Before heading into the January break before the AFC Asian Cup, Mohun Bagan seemed down and out of the ISL Shield race. They fell quite far behind the league leaders before Antonio Habas came back and rejuvenated their hopes. The Mariners have lost just once under the Spaniard and are clinging onto their ISL Shield dreams heading into the final round.

The equations are simple for them – go for the win! Mohun Bagan must produce an even better performance than what they did in the 4-0 thrashing of Bengaluru FC. The Mariners have to be ruthless, decisive and also at their very best defensively, to oust this in-form Mumbai City side and earn a chance to play in Asia next season.

Mumbai City

Mumbai City are in a more comfortable position heading into this tie. For them, even a draw will be enough to seal the championship. However, after nearly losing to the Mariners in the reverse fixture earlier this season, the Islanders could be cautious in their approach. But, Petr Kratky is unlikely to ask his side to settle for a point.

He’ll want them to maintain their high-octane approach, pressing the opposition players intensely, winning possession in key areas and tormenting them on the counter-attack. Mumbai will aim to reinstate their reputation as India’s undisputed best side by being at their prolific best and silencing the Salt Lake Stadium with a clinical performance.

Injury & Team News

Mohun Bagan will be sweating on the fitness of Sahal Abdul Samad, who has a chance to feature in this clash. Iker Guarrotxena and Ayush Chhikara are ruled out for Mumbai City due to injuries. The Islanders will also miss Vikram Partap Singh, who is suspended.

Head-to-Head

Matches Played – 8

Mohun Bagan wins – 0

Mumbai City wins – 6

Draws – 2

Predicted Lineups

Mohun Bagan (3-1-4-2)

Vishal Kaith (GK), Anwar Ali, Hector Yuste, Subhasish Bose, Abhishek Suryavanshi, Asish Rai, Joni Kauko, Anirudh Thapa, Manvir Singh, Dimitri Petratos, Jason Cummings

Mumbai City (4-1-4-1)

Phurba Lachenpa (GK), Mehtab Singh, Rahul Bheke, Tiri, Akash Mishra, Yoell van Nieff, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Apuia, Alberto Noguera, Bipin Singh, Jorge Pereyra Diaz

Players to Watch

Dimitri Petratos (Mohun Bagan)

ISL 2023-24: Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City: Preview, Predicted lineup, injury news, H2H, telecast details Dimitri Petratos
Petratos has been one of Mohun Bagan’s most influential players this season. (Courtesy: ISL)

Dimitri Petratos has been one of Mohun Bagan’s most prolific players this season and has only gotten better in Habas’ system. He loves getting the freedom to roam around to the wide areas or play in between the lines, excelling in his independent role. Petratos has 10 goals and four assists so far this season, something he will aim to improve against Mumbai City. The Aussie forward will be key for the Mariners to unlock and rattle the opposition’s backline.

Petratos will need to be clever with his off-the-ball runs and give his teammates the chance to find him in the decisive pockets of space. He’ll also need to be at his very best with his final-third passing and set-pieces to create big chances, and also bring his goal-scoring boots to be a menace for the visitors.

Lallianzuala Chhangte (Mumbai City)

ISL 2023-24: Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City: Preview, Predicted lineup, injury news, H2H, telecast details Lallianzuala Chhangte
Chhangte is expected to be Mumbai City’s game-changer in this tie. (Courtesy: ISL)

Mumbai City realize the importance of goals in a game like this. If they can score one or two goals, it’ll immediately put the pressure on Mohun Bagan to go completely all out in attack and leave room for the Islanders to score more and pile on their misery. That is exactly why Petr Kratky needs his forwards to be at their clinical best from the get-go. Lallianzuala Chhangte is enjoying a prolific season, having scored six goals and provided six assists so far.

The 26-year-old has developed into an all-round threat, be it with his movement, dribbling ability or final product. Chhangte has to be decisive with his work against Mohun Bagan, timing his runs properly and exposing Mohun Bagan’s vulnerabilities on the wings. He’ll look to carry the ball into the forward areas and create chances with his clever passing, as well as get at the end of chances to clinically finish off opportunities and inspire his side to a big win.

Did you know?

  • Manvir Singh has seven assists so far in ISL 2023-24, more than any other Indian player in the division.
  • Phurba Lachenpa and Vishal Kaith both have eight clean-sheets in the ISL and are just one behind current leader Amrinder Singh (9) in the Golden Glove race.
  • Mohun Bagan have scored 13 goals in their five home games under Antonio Habas.
  • The last game between Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City saw seven red cards brandished, the most players sent off in a single ISL match this season.

Telecast

The Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City game kicks off at 07:30 PM IST, at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 14, 2024. Live telecast of the fixture will be available on the Sports18 Network (Sports18 1/VH1 Channel). Live streaming of the game will be available on the JioCinema app. Viewers from abroad can use OneFootball to stream the game.

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