ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC - TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview

Bengaluru FC will square-off against Mumbai City FC at the Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore on Sunday evening…

Game Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC
Date Sunday, December 9
Time 7:30 PM IST

 

TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM

Kerala Blasters Bengaluru FC Carles Cuadrat

The Star Sports Network have the exclusive broadcasting rights of the ISL. The games will be shown with the option of English and/or Hindi commentary over their bouquet of television as well as digital platforms.

India TV channels Online streams
Star Sports 2/HD, Star Sports 1/HD Hotstar and Jio TV

Commentary will also be available in vernacular languages across India.

Malayalam TV channel Tamil TV channel
Asianet Movies Star Sports Tamil

 

TEAM NEWS

BENGALURU FC:

BFC Possible XI

Injured - Miku
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Dimas Delgado, Erik Paartalu, Sunil Chhetri
 

Mumbai City FC:

Mumbai City FC possible XI

Injured - None
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Rafael Bastos, Paulo Machado, Modou Sougou
 

GAME PREVIEW

Bengaluru FC are the only unbeaten side in the Indian Super League (ISL) and they will look to extend that run on Sunday when they face Mumbai City FC.
 
Carles Cuadrat’s side survived a scare in Guwahati where they needed an injury time equaliser from Chencho Gyeltshen to make it 1-1 against a dominant NorthEast United outfit.
 
Star striker Miku is still out of action due to an injury. The Spanish coach is expected to start with the same team which started earlier this week in Guwahati.
 
While the focus has been on their attack, Bengaluru’s defence has been impeccable. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has arguably been in a rich vein of form for the club with the likes of Juanan and Albert Serran providing enough protection. 
 
Sunil Chhetri, who hasn’t scored in the last two games, would certainly be pumped to face his former side for whom he played for two seasons running.

Mumbai City Chennaiyin ISL


 
Mumbai City FC are on a six-match unbeaten run with their latest result being a comfortable 2-0 win over Chennaiyin FC.  Jorge Costa’s side have been defensively astute with only 10 goals conceded.
 
Lucian Goian’s experience has rubbed off on the likes of Joyner Lourenco, Subashish Bose and Souvik Chakrabarti as they have quickly established themselves as among the best in the league. 
 
Lourenco, who didn’t get a single start under Albert Roca at Bengaluru FC last season and Bose, who was priced away by Mumbai after being an integral part of Bengaluru last term, will come up against the JSW-owned side for the very first time and with a point to prove.
 
All eyes will be on the midfield battle between Paulo Machado and Dimas Delgado as the two midfielders have been crucial to their respective team’s style of play.
 
Can Bengaluru take another important step towards qualifying for the play-offs or will Jorge Costa’s side close the gap at the top of the table?