ISL 2020-21, Mumbai City FC vs SC East Bengal: Predicted starting XI, team news and formation

ISL 2020: Ahead of Tuesday night's Indian Super League (ISL) encounter, we look at the predicted starting XIs and possible formations for both Mumbai City FC and SC East Bengal.

ISL debutant SC East Bengal will be setting sights on its first win in the league against Mumbai City FC on Tuesday.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

SC East Bengal (SCEB) will seek its first win of the Indian Super League (ISL) season when it takes on Mumbai City FC (MCFC) at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Tuesday.

East Bengal's ISL debut ended in a 0-2 defeat to derby rival ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB), while Mumbai City comes into this game on the back of a late 1-0 win over FC Goa.

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TEAM NEWS UPDATE

Mumbai City FC XI (4-2-3-1)

Amrinder Singh; Mohammad Rakip, Mourtada Fall, Hernan Santana, Mandar Rao Dessai; Ahmed Jahouh, Rowllin Borges; Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Hugo Boumous, Bipin Singh; Adam Le Fondre

SC East Bengal XI (3-4-3)

Debjit Majumder; Scott Neville, Daniel Fox, Mohamed Irshad; Surchandra Singh, Matti Steinman, Wahengbam Luwang, Narayan Das; Jacques Maghoma, Balwant Singh, Anthony Pilkington

SCEB had given a good account of itself in the first half of its opening encounter before coming undone by ATKMB's fire-power in the attack. On the other hand, MCFC needed a penalty in stoppage time to get its first goal of the season.

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Fowler prefers using a three-man defence and his attacking philosophy relies on width provided by the team's wing-backs. On the other hand, Sergio Lobera will be boosted by the return of Ahmed Jahouh - after an one-game suspension - who is likely to be slotted back into the starting XI.

Midfielder Raynier Fernandes is expected to not be available for this game due to injury.

Here's how the two teams could line-up.

Mumbai City FC predicted XI (4-2-3-1)

Amrinder Singh; Mohammad Rakip, Mourtada Fall, Sarthak Golui, Mandar Rao Dessai; Ahmed Jahouh, Rowllin Borges; Cy Goddard, Hugo Boumous, Farukh Choudhary; Adam Le Fondre

SC East Bengal predicted XI (3-4-3)

Debjit Majumder; Scott Neville, Daniel Fox, Rana Gharami; Surchandra Singh, Matti Steinman, Lokon Meiti, Abhishek Ambekar; Jacques Maghoma, Balwant Singh, Anthony Pilkington

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Combined MCFC-SCEB XI

Amrinder Singh (MCFC); Mohammad Rakip (MCFC), Mourtada Fall (MCFC), Daniel Fox (SCEB), Mandar Rao Dessai (MCFC), Abhishek Ambekar (SCEB), Rowllin Borges (MCFC), Farukh Choudhary (MCFC), Anthony Pilkington (SCEB), Hugo Boumous (MCFC), Adam le Fondre (MCFC)

ISL 2020 will be televised live on Star Sports and live streamed on Disney+Hotstar and Jio TV.

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