Match 90 Preview: Mumbai City FC and Odisha FC lock horns with a top-four spot in sight

Mumbai City FC will lock horns with Odisha FC in match 90 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 at PJN Stadium in Margao, Goa on Sunday.

Mumbai City FC are sixth in the points table with 22 points in 14 matches. While their opponents, Odisha FC, rank seventh in the league with 21 points in 15 matches.

Mumbai City FC defeated Chennaiyin FC 1-0 in their last match. A late strike from Vikram Singh sealed the three points for them.

Odisha FC won 2-1 against SC East Bengal in their last match. A goal each from Javi Hernandez and Jonathas de Jesus were enough to fetch them the three points.

With teams placed next to each other on the points table, this encounter will be crucial to both team’s semi-final aspirations.

Head To Head

Mumbai City FC and Odisha FC have faced each other on five occasions out of which MCFC have won two, while OFC have won three.

Form Guide

Mumbai City FC: DLDDW

Mumbai City FC have registered one win and three draws in their last five matches. They ended their seven match winless streak with a win in their last match.

Odisha FC: WDLDW

Odisha FC have won two and drawn two in their last five fixtures. They have picked up eight points from the last five matches.

Team News

Mumbai City FC

In the official pre-match press conference, coach Des Buckingham revealed that all the players are available to face Odisha FC.

Odisha FC

In the official pre-match press conference, coach Kino Sanchez revealed that he has full squad available for selection against Mumbai City FC.

Key Players

Odisha FC

Javi Hernandez: The Spaniard has scored five goals and assisted five goals in 15 matches. Defensively, he has made 25 tackles, nine blocks, nine clearances and nine interceptions. The midfielder has the ability to pick out tight passes and hit long-rangers.

Jerry Mawihmingthanga: The 24-year-old has scored three goals and made one assist. He is crucial to Odisha FC’s attacking play.

Mumbai City FC

Igor Angulo: The striker has eight goals and two assists in seven matches. He is in the race for the golden boot award.

Ahemd Jahouh: The 33-year-old has three goals and six assists in 13 matches. In the defensive play, he has made 91 tackles, 30 interceptions, 29 clearances and 22 blocks. The Moroccan is a complete player who has the ability to single handedly change the game.

Key Stats

Second League Double on the Cards for Odisha FC

Odisha FC’s win over Mumbai City FC would see them complete a second league double in just three seasons.

Odisha FC Struggling at the Venue

Odisha FC have only won out of the eight matches they have played at PJN Stadium, Margao, Goa.

Match timings and telecast details

Match: Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC

Date: February 13, 2022

Venue: PJN Stadium, Margao, Goa

Kick-off time: 7.30 pm IST

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