Match Preview: FC Goa v Mumbai City FC

Merriam-Webster states the definition of snowballing as ‘to increase, accumulate, expand, or multiply at a rapidly accelerating rate’.

A little under three weeks ago, after Pranjal’s worldie rescued a late point in Kochi, the only thing that has been snowballing for Jorge Costa and Mumbai City FC has been the confidence. The comfortable 2-0 win in the Maharashtra Derby was an apt reflection of the conviction the Islanders brought to their game.

Aiming to keep the momentum, Mumbai City FC today made the trip to the land of sun, sand and football. Awaiting them, an away game against a high-flying, free-scoring FC Goa side at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Sergio Lobera, who is now in his second year in charge of the Gaurs, has seen his side notch up four points from their first two games. Tomorrow’s home side come off the back of an impressive 3-1 win away in Chennai with the goals coming from Edu Bedia, Coro and new signing Mourtada Fall.

While it may be a part of the past for the new head coach of the Islanders, Jorge Costa along with the rest of the side would aim at a repeat of last season’s result in this fixture, making a steady climb on the table and get a second win on the run.

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. 

Team News

A return from suspension is in order for FC Goa's talisman Brandon Fernandez. The midfielder will return to action after his red card in last season's Hero Super Cup.

Who Said What

Jorge Costa: They (FC Goa) have a good team, a good coach. We respect them. But we know what we have to do tomorrow to get the three points.

Modou Sougou: It was a great feeling to finally get on the scoresheet but it will only count if I can help the team in every single game.

Amrinder Singh: Coming to Goa is always great. We’ve had some special games here in the last two seasons and the only target here is to keep the momentum going.

League Watch

Results:

21 Oct: Jamshedpur FC 1-1 ATK (Cidoncha 35’ Lanzarote 45’)

22 Oct: FC Pune City 0-3 Bengaluru FC (Chhetri 41’, 43’, Miku 64’)

Fixtures coming up:

23 Oct: Delhi Dynamos FC vs Chennaiyin FC (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi 7.30pm)

25 Oct: NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC (Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati 7.30pm)

26 Oct: ATK vs Chennaiyin FC (VYBK, Kolkata 7.30pm)