Its matchday 13 as Mumbai FC will take on Bengaluru FC for the fight for top spot. With 24 points in hand and having a chance to grab spot 1 in the standings, the hosts are well prepared to have a go at Bengaluru FC. Bengaluru have not lost a single match this season, making Mumbai more desperate to end their streak.

Mumbai FC:
Mumbai have played 12 matches, won 7, drew 3 and lost 2. Owning 24 pts in the league they stand 2nd on the points table. Mumbai wasn’t troubled much against Kerala Blasters, thrashing them 6-1 at home. Manager, Jorge Costa, would be expecting the same result against Bengaluru as they aim to claim the top spot.

Bengaluru FC:
Flying high, Bengaluru is the only team who have not lost a single match so far this season. Mumbai, who are yet to win the title, had been in good form under their new coach Jorge Costa and would face a tough challenge from them. While, Bengaluru will have their hopes pinned on their star striker Sunil Chhetri, who has netted five goals as he and his side will be looking to grab a hold of top spot.

Form guide :
Mumbai FC    – DWWDW.
Bengaluru FC – WWDDW.

Head to head:
Bengaluru leads the H2H sats against Mumbai FC with 2 wins and a draw.

Key players:
MUMBAI FC- Lucian Goian, Subhasish Bose, Modou Sougou, Rafael Bastos.

BENGALURU FC: Erik Paartalu, Gurpreet Singh, Dimas, Sunil Chhetri.

Probable XI:
MUMBAI FC– Amrinder; Sauvik, Joyner, Subhashish, Lucian; Raynier, Sehnaj Singh, Issoko, Machado; Bastos , Sougou.
BENGALURU FC- Gurpreet Singh; Bheke, Serran, Juanan, Nishu Kumar; Xisco, Singh, Erik, Dimas; Sunil Chetri , Chencho.

Predicted score:
Mumbai 1- 1 Bengaluru.

TIPS on ISL FANTASY:
Goalkeeper:
Gurpreet Singh: An Indian goalkeeper who plays for Bengaluru FC, is been in top form. Bengaluru has conceded 8 goals this season, making them the least goal conceding side.

Defenders:
Subhasish: The 23 year old Indian professional footballer who plays as a LB for Mumbai FC has made 15 interceptions, 46 tackles and 25 blocks which makes him a must in your fantasy team.
Lucian : Coming with a great experience, this Romanian defender is breaking legs in the field. Having 73% of passing accuracy he’s making his spot permanent.
Juanan : He’s been a roadblock for every player up front. The no. 5, has cleared 75 incoming balls near the dbox area.
Bheke: With 2 goals and 1 assist as a defender, Bheke is leaving everyone awestruck. He’s been doing a fine job in defence while scoring goals for his side.

Midfielders:
Paulo Machado: Controlling the ball proficiently, he’s getting regular play time in the team. Running his show in the midfield, the Portuguese has scored one goal with 3 assists while making some fine passes and tackles.
Raynier: Playing 9 matches for his team, Raynier Fernandes has scored 2 goals while assisting one. Having goal conversion rate of 40%, you might want him in your fantasy team.
Erik Paartalu: Having played 12 matches so far this season, Erik is able to score 2 goals. Having 6’4” height advantage, he’s dangerous when it comes to set pieces.

Xisco Hernandez : The Spaniard comes through the youth ranks of RCD Mallorca. Primarily a winger, he can also be used in the attacking midfield too.

Forwards:
Sougou: League’s top goal scorer, Sougou has to be in your fantasy team. He has netted 12 goals this season with 0.75 goals per game count.
Sunil Chhetri: The captain of the Indian Football team as well as Bengaluru FC, Sunil Chhetri has scored 5 goals this season with a goal conversion rate of 15%. He has played all the matches for his side and its a must to have him in your playing XI.

Tournament – Indian Super League 2018-19
Home team- Mumbai FC
Away team – Bengaluru FC
Stadium- Mumbai football arena
Where and when to watch- This match is scheduled on Sunday, 27th Jan 2019 at 7:30pm, and can be watched on the Star Sports network or live-stream on Hotstar.

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