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

Mumbai City FC will take on FC Goa in a much-anticipated playoff clash of the 2018-19 Indian Super League (ISL) at the Mumbai Football Arena in Andheri, Mumbai, on Saturday.

Game Mumbai City FC v FC Goa
Date Saturday, March 9
Time 7:30 PM IST

TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM

Mumbai City v Bengaluru FC, Indian Super League

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:

MCFC

Injured - None
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Arnold Issoko , Modou Sougou

 

FC Goa:

FCG

Injured - None
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Ferran Corominas, Edu Bedia
 

GAME PREVIEW

Mumbai City FC will be looking to win when it matters the most after going down twice in the league stage to FC Goa.

In both the matches Mumbai failed to breach Goa's defence as they were downed 5-0 and 2-0. The two wins should hand Goa a psychological advantage when they step into the Mumbai Football Arena.

However, Jorge Costa is an experienced manager and he will know that previous results do not count for much in the play-offs.

Lucian Goian needs to be at his best against a lethal Goa attack led by Ferran Corominas who does not need a second invitation to pounce on defensive errors.

We have some interesting duels on the flanks as well. Brandon Fernandes is available for selection and he will go up against Shouvik Chakrabarti on the left flank while Subhasish Bose will have the onus to keep a check on Jackichand Singh.

FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC ISL 2018-19

Most matches are won and lost at the centre of the park and this should be no exception. 

If Ahmed Jahouh is allowed to get into his groove then Mumbai would find it difficult to get back in the game. Raynier Fernandes must be on his toes throughout the 90 minutes and must not allow the Moroccan to settle down and control the game.

Edu Bedia is another threat that the Islanders should be wary of. He has most of the skills in his armoury that an attacking midfielder should have and Costa must ensure that the Spaniard is not allowed to combine with Coro.

But Goa has one chink in the armour which was exploited by Bengaluru to the fullest in their last meeting. Although Sergio Lobera's side has improved defensively, they still are vulnerable on the break. And Mumbai should take a leaf out of Bengauru's books and use this vulnerability to their advantage.

Arnold Issoko and Modou Sogou have pace to burn and if Paulo Machado can sling-shot the right passes behind Mumbai's defence then Mumbai can catch Goa wrong-footed.

Can Mumbai score a couple taking advantage of their home conditions or will Goa pick up their third win in this season against the hosts?