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

Mumbai City FC will look to do the double over Chennayin FC in the 2018-19 Indian Super League (ISL) season at the Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai, on Thursday.

Game Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC
Date Thursday, December 6
Time 7:30 PM IST

 

TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM

Delhi Dynamos Mumbai City ISL



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

MUMBAI CITY FC Possible XI:

Mumbai

Injured - None 
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players -  Rafael Bastos, Moudou Sougou
 

CHENNAIYIN FC Possible XI:

chennaiyin

Injured - Dhanpal Ganesh
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Raphael Augusto, Mailson Alves
 

GAME PREVIEW 

Mumbai City FC scored four goals in the second half in a come-from-behind 4-2 victory over Delhi Dynamos on Monday which was their fourth win in five ISL games. 

A few concerns that Jorge Costa may have is his team's slow starts in games. Moreover, they have a difficult set of upcoming fixtures against teams like Chennaiyin FC and Bengaluru FC at alternating venues in the span of just six days.

The good news for the Portuguese gaffer is a relatively fit set of players that would allow him to rotate his squad as and when required.

Lucian Goian will lead the defence with his experience against a team desperate for wins. Sehnaj Singh and Paulo Machado will run the show in midfield. Modou Sougou, who has scored three goals so far, has not been in the best patch of form of late though. 

Thoi Singh Chennaiyin FC ATK ISL 2018-19

With just five points from 10 matches at this stage, John Gregory has had a disappointing campaign in his second year at Chennaiyin FC's after landing the club's second title last season.

Andrea Orlandi's open miss early on in the 3-2 loss against ATK on Sunday, Jeje Lalpekhlua not being able to recreate his form from the title-winning season and Carlos Salom's weakness while playing in the opponent's box have all come to haunt the South Indian side. 

Thoi Singh, Issac Vanmalsawma and Francis Fernandes have also not been at their best while Jerry Lalrinzuala was atrocious of late and Tondonba Singh looks set to claim his place in the starting XI.

With the way things have panned out for the defending champions so far, they will play for pride given that their play-off hopes are all but over. 

Will Mumbai City continue with their good form or can Chennaiyin FC get that much-needed win?