|Game||FC Goa vs. Mumbai City FC|
|Date||Sunday, January 28|
|Time||5:30 PM IST (GMT +5:30)|
TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM
The Star Sports Network have the exclusive broadcasting rights of the ISL. The games will be telecast with the option of English and/or Hindi commentary over their bouquet of television as well as digital platforms.
|India (English) TV channel||Online streams|
|Star Sports 2/HD||Hotstar and Jio TV|
Commentary will also be available in vernacular languages across India.
|Hindi TV channel||Bengali TV channel|
|Star Sports Hindi 1/ HD||Jalsha Movies/HD|
|Malayalam TV channel||Kannada TV channel|
|Asianet Movies/HD||Suvarna Plus/HD|
Doubtful: Mark Sifneos
Key Players: Manuel Lanzarote, Coro
MUMBAI CITY FC:
Doubtful: Raju Gaikwad
Key Players: Everton Santos, Balwant Singh
FC Goa have quite a few well-spaced games at their disposal, with them having completed a double over Kerala Blasters wherein the Goans won 2-1 last Sunday. The last time they met Mumbai City FC, they ended up on the losing side of a 2-1 scoreline.
Having released Adrian Colunga and roped in Dutch forward Mark Sifneos who parted ways with Kerala Blasters, Goa now has a plethora of attacking options with Ferrain Corominas (10) and Manuel Lanzarote (7) leading the charts and with three others from the squad having registered their names among the scorers excluding the Spaniard who has exited.
Lanzarote and Brandon Fernandes have the most number of assists at the club (4 each) which makes the Gaurs a potent side offensively where even the full backs have played a stellar role. Currently the highest scorers (24), they are however the second highest when it comes to goals conceded (17) but gaffer Sergio Lobera assesses the same as accepted risk to stay loyal to their style of play.
Mumbai City are one of the few teams to have beaten Goa this season and are themselves in a dire need for a win. Alexandre Guimaraes' side have been suffering from a lack of consistency other than the back-to-back wins against NorthEast United and Delhi Dynamos. They have dropped points in their last three matches that involve two defeats at their own home. In their away games too, they have picked only 5 points from a possible 15 so far.
Leo Costa was brought on early in the second half in the last game but a place in the starting line-up at the cost of either Thiago Santor, Everton Santos, Achille Emana looks unlikely given the trio's better looking runs of late. Balwant Singh's degrading form in the last few games could be a bit of a concern as his shots are hardly on target.
Mumbai's mid-table battle is presently challenged by Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters who, despite starting slowly in the goalscoring department, have almost matched up against the Ranbir Kapoor co-owned team.
Will FC Goa gain their revenge for the first leg defeat or can the Mumbaikars get back to winning ways on Sunday?