ISL 2019-20: NorthEast United FC v Mumbai City FC match prediction, preview and where to watch
The last of the two teams to get back to ISL action after the international break will take each other on in Guwahati when NorthEast United host Mumbai City FC.
NorthEast have been a plucky outfit to face this season, showing exemplary resilience, as exemplified by their still-unbeaten start to the season. They have wins against Odisha FC and Hyderabad FC, to go with draws against Bengaluru FC and FC Goa.
Mumbai, on the other hand, have had two straight home losses to follow what was a rousing start to the season, with four away points in two games against Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC. Jorge Costa's side has been ravaged by injuries, though, and the Portuguese will be hoping for the crisis to clear, and for him to have some more of his big-hitters available for selection.
NorthEast United v Mumbai City FC: Match information
Date: 27th November 2019
Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST
Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
Venue: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Sarusajai, Guwahati
NorthEast United v Mumbai City FC: Team news
Robert Jarni has a fully-fit squad to choose from, although he's unlikely to make too many changes to a settled combination that has been bringing home the points for NorthEast so far. Asamoah Gyan and Martin Chaves seem to have struck up a decent understanding, and with the likes of a red-hot Redeem Tlang to support them, NorthEast have enough reason to be optimistic.
Mumbai, on the other hand, are likely to have Modou Sougou and Rowllin Borges back. With Amine Chermiti and Mohammed Larbi cutting isolated figures, Mumbai will hope Sougou's return also galvanises the two Tunisians.
NorthEast United v Mumbai City FC: Probable lineups
NorthEast United: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Reagan Singh, Provat Lakra, Mislav Komorski, Rakesh Pradhan, Jose David Leudo, Milan Singh, Redeem Tlang, Martin Chaves, Nikhil Kadam, Asamoah Gyan
Mumbai City FC: Amrinder Singh, Souvik Chakrabarti, Sarthak Golui, Pratik Chaudhuri, Subhasish Bose, Rowllin Borges, Raynier Fernandes, Paulo Machado, Modou Sougou, Amine Chermiti, Mohammed Larbi
NorthEast United v Mumbai City FC: ISL form guide
NorthEast United: D-W-D-W
Mumbai City FC: W-D-L-L
NorthEast United v Mumbai City FC head-to-head
The two sides have faced each other ten times, with Mumbai holding a clear upper hand, with six wins against the Highlanders.
Last season, the two teams won their respective away games against each other, with Mumbai winning 1-0 in Guwahati, and NorthEast winning 2-0 in Mumbai.
NorthEast United wins - 3
Mumbai City FC - 6
Draws - 1
NorthEast United v Mumbai City FC prediction
In a battle of equals at Guwahati, it could well be a moment of inspiration that splits the two sides, but there is not likely to be too much difference between the two teams.
Prediction: NorthEast United 1-1 Mumbai