Mumbai are looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season.
Delhi Dynamos play Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League at the capital’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday.
Both sides come into the game looking for a win. The hosts started impressively with an opening win against Chennaiyin, but have stuttered after draws against Kerala Blasters and NorthEast United FC. Mumbai collected seven points from their first three games but faced defeat last time out against Blasters.
Centre-Back Anas Edatodika hasn’t featured for a while and is still recovering from his injury ahead of this one. There are no fresh injury concerns from the previous game.
The visitors though are crippled by knocks and absentees. Marquee Diego Forlan has missed the last two games and will sit this one out as well. Amrinder Singh and Sunil Chhetri are still with Bengaluru FC. Pronay Halder should return from suspension in midfield.
Head to Head
Mumbai hold a slight advantage with two wins to Delhi’s one while one game has ended in a draw.
Man to Watch
Kean Lewis-Delhi Dynamos: The Indian winger was an influential presence in the frenetic game against NEUFC and has started the season well. He will once again be looking to make the difference against Mumbai.
Matias Defederico-Mumbai City: The Argentine had a quiet time in the last game but he has been the standout star for the Mumbai side and with a number of front players still missing he will continue to spearhead the attack as the team look to get back to winning ways.
Delhi Dynamos: Antonio Doblas Santana(GK/C), Rubén González Rocha, Chinglesana Konsham Singh, Souvik Chakraborty, Lalchhawnkima, Milan Singh, Marcos Tébar, Emerson Gomes de Moura, Kean Lewis, Marcelo Leite Pereira, Badara Badji
Mumbai City FC: Volpato (GK); Aibor, Anwar, Goian, Cardozo; Sehnaj, Vadocz, Boithang, Costa, David; Defederico.
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