Indian Super League 2020-21 Match 2
NorthEast United FC vs. Mumbai City FC – Sat, 21st November
ISL 2020-21 Match Prediction
The Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) seventh season is set to begin on Friday, with NorthEast United FC taking on Mumbai City FC on Saturday in the second match. The match will be held on November 21st at Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa.
Head to head; these two teams have played 12 matches in the history of ISL. Mumbai City FC has prominently dominated the battle by winning seven games, four more than the tally of 3 wins by NorthEast United FC. Our ISL Match Prediction claims, Mumbai City FC, under head coach former FC Goa gaffer Sergio Lobera, will win this season’s second match against NorthEast United Fc.
Mumbai City FC will win this game.
Mumbai City FC has revealed their full squad for the upcoming tournament. Ever since the takeover by the City Football Group, the Islanders have undergone a considerable squad overhaul. This team is heading into the seventh edition of the ISL as a significantly reinforced unit. Mumbai did not retain any of their foreign players leading into the summer transfer window. And the defensive keystone Pratik Chaudhari departed for Bengaluru FC while left-back Subhasish Bose penned a bumper multi-year deal at ATK Mohun Bagan. The club also released other domestic players such as Mohammed Rafique and Anwar AIi Jr.
The attacking midfield will have a big say in the Islanders’ progression into the playoffs. They also added some much-needed firepower to their attack by bringing in Kerala Blasters’ cosmic striker Bartholomew Ogbeche and loaned in Englishman Adam Le Fondre from Sydney FC.
Keeping up with its tradition, the NorthEast United FC has a new manager this season, too, with the hope of finding the correct combination of results. But the team is very likely to be a dark horse this season of ISL 2020-21. Last season was miserable for them as they failed to live up to expectations despite having star players like Asamoah Gyan. This time, the team has undergone healthy changes and has retained only one foreign player from last season – Federico Gallego.
NorthEast United FC’s Head Coach Gerard Nus isn’t someone who lacks experience despite being the youngest coach in the league. Being an entrepreneur who has his tactical app, Nus is a tech-savvy modern-day manager and likes his video analysis sessions a lot. They also have the most dependable goalkeepers in the likes of Subhasish Roy Chowdhury and Sanjiban Ghosh. Foreigners hold the key to success for NorthEast United – a lot will depend on them. The attacking trio of Kwesi Appiah, Luis Machado, and Idrissa Sylla will have to score plenty of goals this tournament to make the playoffs again.
The two-time semifinalists Mumbai City FC will kick off their ISL campaign against NorthEast United FC on November 21st at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa. On that note, we look at a tactical preview of what will be coming from the two gaffers on the night of the season’s second match.