Cagey Mumbai FC looking to overturn rampant Mohun Bagan

Mumbai FC are back to home comforts after three successive away games, but they could face their toughest test so far when Champions elect Mohun Bagan come calling on Saturday evening.

Form Guide
Mohun Bagan have undoubtedly been the team to beat in this season’s I-League and have lost just once in the entire campaign and come into this game on the back of a 2-0 win against Pune FC at the Balewadi Stadium last week.

Mumbai FC on the other hand are winless in nine games and have won just three games all season, two of which have come on home soil against Salgaocar and Royal Wahingdoh back in February.

But the Mumbai side have found going tough at Cooperage with back to back defeats at the hands of Shillong Lajong and Dempo all but ending the fortress feel around Cooperage.

Although three successive away draws has managed to lift the spirits in the Mumbai FC camp, facing a red hot Mohun Bagan side will be a totally different proposition for the hosts.

What the history holds?
The history heavily favours the Mariners who haven’t lost a single game against Mumbai is the last eleven meetings between the two clubs. Mumbai FC’s last win over the Mariners came back in May 2010 when Mumbai ran out 2-0 winners.

Overall Mohun Bagan have beaten Mumbai FC eight times in the past and four of those wins have come in the last five games between the two clubs.

Team News
Mumbai FC continue to be without Japanese midfielder Taisuke Matsugae who is still recovering from the calf problem while Ashutosh Mehta is suspended after receiving his fourth yellow card in the last game.

Mohun Bagan will be without Balwant Singh who will serve the last of two game ban tomorrow. Apart from that Sanjoy Sen has no other injury worries ahead of the game.

Keys to Success
Mohun Bagan have won 73 percent of their games when they have scored the first goal in games this season while Mohun Bagan have avoided defeat on 90 percent of such occasions

Mumbai FC have avoided defeat 72 percent of the times when Josimar Da Silva has scored for tomorrow’s hosts.

A contingent of two-three hundred Mohun Bagan fans are expected to make the long trip to Mumbai to cheer their team and it will be absolutely vital for the hosts that their supporters pour into Cooperage to avoid the travelling supporters nullify Mumbai FC’s home advantage.

Winless in nine, Mumbai FC are due a win, but if it has to come againt Mohun Bagan then it will take some doing from the Mumbaikars and to be fair to them, they will have to dish out their best performance of the season so far if they are to halt Mohun Bagan’s title charge.

MH ORANJE FC U-17 Trials for the Upcoming Season

With a proud legacy of nurturing talent and achieving excellence, Maharashtra Oranje FC has recently made waves with appearances in I-League 2, securing a remarkable runner-up position in the fiercely…


Football School of India announce trials for Young Talents

Football School of India (FSI) has announced trials for young football enthusiasts in the upcoming week of June. A golden opportunity for aspiring players to showcase their talents and potentially…


MFA Super League club Charkop FC to conduct open trials for upcoming Season

Calling all aspiring football stars! Charkop FC, a MFA super division club based in Charkop, Kandivali, is set to conduct Open Trials for the upcoming season. About Charkop FC: In…


Mumbai 42 Football Academy to conduct trials for Youth players

Newly established Mumbai 42 Football Academy will be conducting trials for young footballers in the upcoming week.


SSE BFC to conduct trials for U9 to U17 age group players

SSE BFC Soccer School will be conducting fresh trials this month for players aged below 17 to be part of their football program SSE BFC Soccer Schools is a football…


India Khelo Football Season 3 Trials for Mumbai and Thane are here

India Khelo Football (IKF) is back with Season 3 of its widely acclaimed trials with an aim to cover more than 50 cities this time around. After the resounding success…


Mastering the Art of Football Trials: Key Pre-Trial Factors to Keep in Mind

Football trials are a critical juncture for aspiring players to showcase their skills and secure a spot in a team. To maximize your chances of success, it’s essential to tailor your approach based on your playing position as well as keeping in mind a few pre-trial factors.


Somaiya Sports Academy to conduct trials for MFA 2nd Division campaign

Somaiya Sports Academy is looking for passionate young football players for the Somaiya Sports Academy Football Team to compete in the MFA 2nd Division League 2023-2024. If selected, you will…


BFC Soccer Schools – Mumbai to conduct trials for U14 & U16 Girls

The BFC Soccer Schools Elite team girls’ trials are coming up in search of talented players from the U14 to U16 (Born 2009 and after) age groups into the club’s…


Opportunity to make the team: U.K.M. Kothrud FC conducts selection trials for girls team

Pune-based U.K.M. Kothrud FC has announced that they will be conducting selection trials for their girl’s team on 15th January 2023 The club welcomes all players to come and showcase…