Mumbai City FC
DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
5th November 2014, 19:00IST
Mumbai City Football Club will play host to Delhi Dyanamos at DY Patil Stadium. Both the teams have equal number of points in their kitty with both playing same number of matches. Both the team has been inconsistent, so far. Mumbai City FC would be high on confidence after beating Kerala Blasters while Delhi Dynamos would look to get their winning touch back after losing to FC Goa. The winner of this match will move into the top 4 of the league.
Team News and Tactical Brief:
Mumbai City FC
Peter Ried managed side is one of the most unpredictable team in the league. The City looks brilliant, sometimes while looking horrible in some other time. The City has brilliant individual talent in their ranks. The Likes of Andre Moritz and Anelka can win the games their own, but as a team Mumbai City yet to click. The team looked decent upfront, but its defence which has been worrying for the club. They have conceded most number of goals in the league. Manuel Freidrich has lacked the leadership which was expected from a player who last season played in Bundisliga. The defence looks vulnerable against pace and looks slow closing down the players. They will have to be on their toes against Delhi Dyanamos strikers.
Probable Starting XI (4-1-2-1-2) : Subrata Paul, Deepak Mondal, Pavel Cmovs, Manuel Freidrich, Syed Nabi, Jan Stohanzl, Tiago Ribero, Andre Mortiz, Dika,Nicolas Anelka, Subhash Singh.
The Delhi Dyanamos unbeaten run came to end last game where they were beaten by FC Goa. The Dyanamos found wanting against the quickness of Goan side and Mumbai City would look to exploit the weakness. The Dynamos central midfield pair of Hans Mulder and Pavel Elias has been delighted to watch. They have complimented each other well. Hans Mulder took a knock in last match and still not confirmed to start in the match against Mumbai City FC. The Dynamos weakness has been failure in creating clear cut chances. The marquee player Allesandro Del Piero looked far from convincing. Mads Junker have failed to get the desired support from other strikers which is kind of worrying sign for the Dyanmos.
Probable Starting XI( 4-3-3) : Kristof Van Hout, Adil Khan, Anwar Ali, Wim Raymaker, Shouvik Ghosh, Hans Mulder, Pavel Ellias, Steven Dias, Mads Junker, Shylo Malswamtluanga, Morten Skoubo.
Mumbai City FC 1-1 Delhi Dyanamos
Both the teams have not looked threatening up front on many occasions in the league so far. The momentum will be with Mumbai City but Delhi Dyanamos would be better prepared. Mads Junkekr should get deserved support from his colleague upfront for Dyanamos while the defence of Mumbai City should remain tight.