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

NorthEast United FC will host Mumbai City FC in a 2018-19 Indian Super League (ISL) game at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, on Friday evening. 

Game NorthEast United vs Mumbai City FC
Date Friday, November 9
Time 7:30 PM IST

 

TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM

Bartholomew Ogbeche NorthEast United Jamshedpur FC ISL 5

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

NORTHEAST UNITED:

NorthEast United possible XI v Mumbai City FC ISL 5

Injured - None
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Bartholomew Ogbeche, Federico Gallego

 

MUMBAI CITY FC:

MCFC v NEUFC

Injured - None
Doubtful - Matias Mirabaje
Suspended - None

Key Players - Arnold Issoko, Moudou Sougou
 

GAME PREVIEW

NorthEast United will be looking to consolidate their position in the top-four as they take on Mumbai City FC who will be looking to break into the same with a win on Friday. 

In their last match, NorthEast left it late against Delhi Dynamos and garnered a 2-0 win, courtesy strikes from Federico Gallego and Bartholomew Ogbeche who have been in stellar form.

Eelco Schattorie's team are yet to lose this season and have looked really threatening in attack. Much of that credit has to go to the aforementioned duo who are the heartbeat of the team. 

Other than Ogbeche (6 goals) and Gallego (2 goals), Rowllin Borges has also contributed with a couple of crucial goals and has played his box-to-box role in midfield to perfection. Mumbai City's defence will be hard-pressed to contain a free-flowing NorthEast United side. 

Moudou Sougou Chennaiyin FC Mumbai City FC ISL 5

Mumbai City FC have done well to recover from the 5-0 thrashing at the hands of FC Goa. Since then they have picked up two victories against FC Pune City and Chennaiyin FC. 
What would impress coach Jorge Costa is that his side haven’t leaked in a single goal in their last two outings.  They have only scored six goals but Costa wouldn’t be concerned at this point as his team have found a rhythm. 
 
Paulo Machado seems to have found his bearings as the Portuguese midfielder’s performances have steadily improved. The addition of Joyner Lourenco, who was signed as a replacement for the injured Davinder Singh, too has strengthened their defence.
 
The standout performer in the team has been Arnold Issoko. Interestingly, he wasn’t part of their pre-season in Thailand and only joined the squad in Mumbai. The Congolese striker is known for his darting runs down the flank and is also a handful from set-piece situations.