ISL Preview: Mumbai vs Chennaiyin

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A buoyant Mumbai City FC will be eyeing a fourth successive win when they take on former champions Chennaiyin FC on Wednesday, at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa. With momentum on their side, the Mumbai team will look to put it across a skeptical Chennaiyin.

Chennaiyin and Mumbai have met each other 12 times in the ISL group stages and CFC has dominated the fixture with six wins. The teams have also played out two draws in the past.

Chennaiyin FC head coach Csaba Laszlo will hope his side is able to get into a consistent run of form in its ISL 2020-21 campaign. The Marina Machans have four points from three matches so far and are struggling to hit their strides.

They come into this ISL clash on the back of a close 1-0 loss against Bengaluru FC. The injury to Anirudh Thapa further adds to their midfield woes. Laszlo is likely to use the services of the gritty midfielders, Germanpreet Singh and Edwin Sydney Vanspaul.

Head coach Sergio Lobera will be pleased with his side’s all-round performance. The defensive line led by the rock-solid Mourtada Fall has kept three clean sheets in a row since the game against the Highlanders.

Mumbai City FC lost their opening fixture of the ISL 2020-21 season but made a strong comeback with three wins on the trot. They will look to extend their winning streak when they lock horns with Chennaiyin FC in the evening.