Defending champions Mumbai City FC (MCFC) will take on Chennaiyin FC (CFC) in the 30th match of the Indian Super League 2021-22 season at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa on Wednesday, December 15.

Under new head coach Des Buckingham, MCFC have been the most dominant side in the ongoing edition of ISL. The Islanders have won four of their five matches this season and are currently placed at the top of the ISL 2021-22 standings with 12 points.

Meanwhile, CFC are the only unbeaten team in the tournament, winning two matches and drawing their other two encounters so far. With eight points from four matches, Bozidar Bandovic’s side are currently fourth in the ISL standings.

MCFC vs CFC Dream11 prediction

Mumbai City FC and Chennaiyin FC have faced each other 14 times in the Indian Super League with the latter winning six encounters while the Islanders have secured five victories. Three matches have ended in stalemates. However, going by recent form, MCFC are poised to end the unbeaten run of CFC on Wednesday.

MCFC vs CFC Dream11 team tips for Indian Super League 2021-22

Top tip: Best forward

Picking Mumbai City FC talisman Igor Angulo in any fantasy football team is a no-brainer. The 37-year-old Spanish striker has netted five goals and provided one assist in five matches this season. Having already accumulated 344 fantasy points this ISL, Angulo is tipped to add more points to his tally against Chennaiyin.

Top tip: Best midfielder

Chennaiyin FC midfielder Vladimir Koman has been one of the standout foreign players in ISL 2021-22. The Ukrainian-born Hungarian footballer has controlled the tempo of games for Chennaiyin, helping the Marina Machans remain unbeaten in the tournament so far. Koman has already accrued 234 fantasy points this season and will be a key player for CFC against the defending champions on Wednesday.  

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

Mumbai City FC captain Mourtada Fall has once again been impressive for his side at the heart of the defence. The former FC Goa centre-back has formed a formidable partnership with Rahul Bheke and played an important role in MCFC’s campaign so far. Apart from his defensive credentials, Fall has scored two goals in the ongoing ISL.

Between the sticks, fantasy players should draft in Chennaiyin’s Vishal Kaith instead of Mohammad Nawaz of Mumbai city FC. The CFC goalkeeper has conceded just two goals in ISL 8 while also making eight saves in the league so far. At 8.5 credits, the 25-year-old could fetch you more points against a strong Mumbai City forward line.

MCFC vs CFC probable playing XI

MCFC playing XI (probable): Mohammad Nawaz (goalkeeper); Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall (captain), Rahul Bheke, Mandar Rao Desai; Ahmed Jahouh, Lalengmawia Ralte; Raynier Fernandes, Cassinho, Bipin Singh; Igor Angulo

CFC playing XI (probable): Vishal  Kaith (goalkeeper); Ariel Borysiuk, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das; Reagan Singh, Anirudh Thapa (captain), Vladimir Koman, Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Jerry Lalrinzuala; Lallianzuala Chhangte, Lukasz Gikiewicz

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