Match Preview: Delhi Dynamos FC v Mumbai City FC
After enduring a frustrating evening just over a week ago at the Arena against ATK, Jorge Costa’s boys travel to the capital to face a beleaguered Delhi Dynamos side tomorrow at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here in New Delhi, kicking off a run of three crucial games over the next 7 days.
According to the boss, it remains to be seen if the Islanders’ previous result is in fact ‘a point earned’ or ‘two points dropped’, and Jorge Costa will be looking to get back to winning ways and keep up the four-game unbeaten run.
For the opposition camp, it has been anything but a positive season for Josep Gombau’s first year in charge at Delhi Dynamos. But their standing on the points table do not do justice to their recent performances, particularly the one against Bengaluru FC in their previous outing.
Traditionally, the Islanders haven’t enjoyed considerable success on the Dynamos’ home turf, having lost 5-1 in this fixture last season. The tormentor-in-chief from that night and now an Islander, Matias Mirabaje, will return to his old hunting ground tomorrow night.
The Islanders’ faithful back home will certainly be hoping he can get another goal at the JLN, this time in the blue of Mumbai City FC.
Where to watch it:
The game will kick off at 7.30pm IST and will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network, Hotstar and Jio TV for all viewers in India. For our global fans, you can follow live action on our official Twitter account - @MumbaiCityFC.
Much to the relief of the boss Jorge Costa, Mumbai City FC come into this clash with no injury concerns or suspensions.
It is a similar story for the home side, who have no injuries or suspensions to report. However, the Dynamos have bolstered their side with the reported addition of Mexican attacking midfielder Ulises Davila, but the former Chelsea midfielder will not be registered for tomorrow’s clash.
Who said what:
Jorge Costa: Delhi's position in the table doesn't reflect their performance and they will be disappointed with that. I am confident they will start scoring soon.
Subhasish Bose: We are a unit. We’re glad the clean sheets are coming and we hope to keep this run going.
Pranjal Bhumij: The competition for those top four spots is going to be extremely close. It is paramount that we get the three points tomorrow and maintain our march up the table.
30 Nov: Bengaluru FC 2-1 FC Pune City (Udanta 11’, Bheke 88’ Bheke OG 16’)
1 Dec: Jamshedpur FC 0-0 NorthEast United FC
Fixtures coming up:
2 Dec: Chennaiyin FC vs ATK (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai 7.30pm)
4 Dec: Kerala Blasters vs Jamshedpur FC (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi 7.30pm)
5 Dec: NorthEast United FC vs Bengaluru FC (Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati 7.30pm)