In Matchweek 12 at the Mumbai Football Arena on December 24, Mumbai City FC and Chennaiyin FC, both former champions of the Indian Super League, will face off. The league leaders will have a busy Christmas Eve in an effort to maintain their hot start into the second half of the season.
The Islanders are currently two points ahead of Hyderabad FC, who are in second place, with 24 points from 10 games. They are coming off a home victory over East Bengal, which they won 0-3. Mumbai is in outstanding form and scores three goals per game on average. With 14 points from 10 matches, Chennaiyin is seventh in the league standings.
The Marina Machans will have a great chance to return to the knockout stages in the second half of the season, even though they are only five points away from the Top 6. During their first meeting of the season, Mumbai City defeated Chennaiyin by a 6-2 score. The Marina Machans, on the other hand, will be eager to make up for that defeat this time around.
Chennai will suffer a significant blow as a result of the loss of Abdenasser El Khayati. Their primary attacking and creative force have been the Dutch midfielder. Mumbai, on the other hand, has access to all of the big guns. Greg Stewart, Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Lallianzuala Chhangte, or even Apulia could significantly alter the situation.
Prediction: Mumbai City FC 3-1 Chennaiyin FC
|Mumbai City FC||Stat name||Chennaiyin FC|
|56% (9)||Wons||40% (4)|
|56% (4)||Draws||40% (2)|
|19% (3)||Defects||40% (4)|
|2.06||Goals per game||2.00|
|1.31||Goals lost per game||2.10|
Mumbai City FC:
|United States||Fox Soccer Plus, ViX|
|France||Molotov, Free, L’Equipe, L’Equipe Web|
|Nepal||SONY TEN 3 HD, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 3|
|India||JioTV, SONY TEN 3 HD, SONY TEN 3, Sony LIV|
|Sri Lanka||Sony LIV, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD|