Mumbai City vs Pune City
India-Indian Super League.
Date: Friday, 19th October 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET/ 19:30 IST.
Venue: D.Y. Patil Stadium (Mumbai).
After two seasons under Alexandre Guimaraes Mumbai brought in Jorge Costa this season. Alexandre was not able to lead the team to title glory under his reign, even in the presence of players like Diego Forlan.
The Mumbaikars managed to draw Kerala Blasters at Kochi. A last minute strike in injury time from youngster Pranjal Bhumji let them take one point from Kerala.
Mumbai brought in Matias Mirabaje this season from Delhi to strengthen their midfield. The Uruguayan is known for his flamboyant long rangers. But even he could stand and watch as Jamshedpur beat them in their own backyard in the season opener.
Former Delhi coach Miguel Ángel Portugal was signed by Pune this season. They too have failed to reach the finals of the tournament.
Portugal was given a splendid squad with lots of attacking talent. All-time top scorer of the league Iain Hume, Marcelinho and Alfaro is the deadliest combo this year in the league.
Fans are waiting for this trio to be in action as Hume is injured and Alfaro out of form. Marcos Tebar in midfield is the engine of the whole team providing the forwards with key goal scoring chances.
Mumbai City vs Pune City: Head to head
- In 8 matches they met h2h 5 was won by Pune and 2 by Mumbai.
- Last time they met Pune won 0-2 at the Mumbai Arena.
- Mumbai has 3 wins and 6 losses in their last 10 matches in all competitions. Previous 5 games at home saw them win2 and lose 3.
- The Orange Army will not be happy with their team’s performance in last 10 games.-4 losses and 2 wins.
- Away record is much poor with a single win in 5 matches.
Mumbai City vs Pune City: Prediction
Mumbai will be looking to take revenge for that loss against Marcelinho and company in the last season. Diego and Marcelinho were on the scoresheet for Pune at that night’s 2-0 away win.
Marcelinho and Hume may start the game and even if they do we are unsure about the form they are in .They may need to play a few games to get going.
Mumbai City vs Pune City: Betting Tips
FT – Pune to [email protected] 1.75 (3/4).
Under 2.5 goals @1.91 (10/11).