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ISL 2017/18: Fantasy Tips for Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United

Fantasy tips for today's game.

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News 22 Feb 2018, 17:15 IST
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Match 79 of ISL 2017/18 will see Mumbai City FC take on NorthEast United in a must encounter for Mumbai City FC. Mumbai City FC will look to end their 4-match losing run at home against a struggling NorthEast United side.

Goalkeepers

Amrinder Singh: Amrinder Singh has failed to keep a clean sheet for the last 7 matches, but the 24-year-old has done well making 49 saves so far, the most by a keeper in ISL 2017. With Mumbai City FC playing at home against a goal shy NorthEast United, Amrinder has a good chance of keeping his 4th clean sheet of ISL 2017/18.

Defenders

Gerson Vieira: The Brazilian has impressed with his versatility so far. Having been deployed in midfield or defence, Gerson has done justice to his job. The Brazilian has attempted 578 passes, second-most by a Mumbai City FC player. He has also been a threat going forward attempting 11 shots so far, highlighting his offensive threat.

Rozario: The big defender opened the scoring with a superb free-kick against ATK. The 34-year-old has been a rock in the defence for MUmbai. He has also impressed with his game reading skills. The Brazilian is also a threat from set pieces.

Nirmal Chettri: The Bhaicung Bhutia soccer school product has impressed with his rugged defensive performances so far. Nirmal has attempted 62 tackles, the most by a NorthEast United player. His ability to get up and down the flanks means he can also pop up with attacking returns.

Midfielders

Marcinho: Marcinho has impressed with his ability to skip away from opposition challenges and his ability to dictate play. He is arguably the only player blameless for NorthEast United’s underwhelming campaign so far. The Brazilian is also NorthEast United’s joint top scorer with 4 goals.

Achille Emana: Achille Emana has been superb for Mumbai City FC dominating the midfield with his ball carrying ability and physicality. The burly midfielder makes Mumbai City FC tick is highlighted by his tally of 4 assists, the joint-most by a Mumbai City FC player in ISL 2017/18, plus his 711 passes are also the most by a Mumbai City FC player. Last time the sides met, Emana provided 2 assists.

Halicharan Narzary: The pacy winger has so far struggled for consistency, he has gone from being brilliant one minute to careless in the next. The 23-year- old has provided 3 assists, the most by a NorthEast United player.

Everton Santos: Everton has contributed in 8 goals so far (4 goals and 4 assists) and his speed and willingness to run in behind the defenses offer Mumbai City FC a different dimension going forward. His 16 shots on target are the secondnd most by a Mumbai City FC player so far.

Thiago Santos: Thiago Santos is expected to return to the starting line-up, the Brazilian has contributed in 6 goals (5 goals 1assist) so far, among midfielders only Manuel Lanzarote has scored more goals in ISL 2017/18.

Forwards

Rafa Jorda: Rafa Jorda was having a forgettable season until he turned up to score the winner against ATK to keep Mumbai City’s qualification hopes alive. The hugely built striker used his height to a good effect getting ahead of his marker to bury a downward header. With Mumbai City FC needing a win at any cost, they will go on all-out attack which will provide enough chances for the 34-year-old to score.

Danilo: The Brazilian forward has managed to score just one goal this season but she showed signs of improvement providing 2 assists in the last few matches.

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