On Saturday, Mumbai will play host to Kolkata in a match that sets up a face-off between the almost likable qualities.
Mumbai who faced a drastic loss after getting defeated from Goa made an exceptional comeback with 3 consecutive victories. Mumbai have managed to clinch 4 wins this season, beating some of the reputed teams in the league, garnering 13 points. With no injuries, Mumbai is likely to continue with the line-ups that gave a successful comeback.
Kolkata has been facing enough troubles and that resulted in a performance worth to forget. From the 7 matches, they won 3, settled for one draw and lost on 3 occasions. It seems like they are going to add some more defeats into their account as the team will going through a lot of changes in their line up due to several injuries. Kalu Uche will continue to take a set back for Kolkata. To strengthen the team from one aspect, Kolkata bought Emiliano Alfaro in by a rare loan deal from Pune City, but reports suggest that Alfaro got injured during one of their training sessions and might miss out the remaining sessions.
Mumbai: Amrinder Singh (GK), Sauvik Chakrabarti, Joyner Lourenco, Lucian Goian, Subhasish Bose, Arnold Issoko, Milan Singh, Sehnaj Singh, Paulo Machado, Modou Sougou, Rafael Bastos.
Kolkata: Arindam Bhattacharya (GK), Aiborlang Khongjee, John Johnson, Andre Bikey, Ricky Lallawmawma, Gerson Vieira, Pronay Halder, Komal Thatal, Manuel Lanzarote, Everton Santos, Balwant Singh.
My PlayerzPot XI:
Mumbai has the form and ability to win this one but Kolkata’s resistance might give them enough momentum to draw the score.