Mumbai City FC (MCFC) will lock horns with Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC) in match 35 of the Indian Super League 2021-22 season at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa on Sunday, December 19.

The defending champions have been the most impressive side in the ongoing ISL, winning five of their six matches so far. Des Buckingham’s MCFC currently lead the ISL 2021-22 standings with 15 points from six games.

Kerala Blasters FC, on the other hand, have struggled in the ISL this season, registering just a solitary win in five matches. With just six points on the board, KBFC sit eighth in the standings under new head coach Ivan Vukomanović.

MCFC vs KBFC Dream11 prediction

Mumbai City FC have a superior head-to-head record against Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League, winning six of the 14 matches contested so far. Kerala Blasters have secured just two victories while six matches have ended in draws. Going by recent form and past head-to-head record, MCFC are fancied to bag maximum points from this encounter on Sunday.

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

Top tip: Best forward

Igor Angulo has been in sensational form for Mumbai City FC in the ongoing edition of the ISL. The ISL 2020-21 Golden Boot winner has netted five goals and provided one assist in six matches this season. Having accumulated 352 fantasy points, one must pick the MCFC forward in their fantasy football team.

Top tip: Best midfielder

Mumbai City FC midfielder Ahmed Jahouh has been one of the standout players in ISL 2021-22. In addition to controlling the tempo of games, the 33-year-old offers more stability to the MCFC backline. With 398 fantasy points already this season, Jahouh is a must-pick for this upcoming matchup.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

Mumbai City FC captain Mourtada Fall has been the undisputed star of the Islanders backline this season. The Senegalese footballer has established a successful centre-back partnership with Rahul Bheke, and the pair have conceded seven goals in six matches so far. Apart from his defensive responsibilities, Fall has also contributed with two valuable goals in the ongoing ISL.

Kerala Blasters' Prabhsukhan Singh Gill deserves the nod ahead of Mumbai City FC's Mohammad Nawaz for the spot in goal. Having replaced injured Albino Gomes in the starting XI, Gill pulled off some fine saves against SC East Bengal to secure a point for the team. With the likes of Igor Angulo and Bipin Singh in the opposition, the KBFC custodian is expected to be busier of the two goalkeepers and will have more opportunities to accumulate more fantasy points by making more saves.

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

KBFC playing XI (probable): Prabhsukhan Singh Gill (goalkeeper); Sandeep Singh, Marko Leskovic, Enes Sipovic, Jessel Carneiro (captain); Sahal Abdul Samad, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Jeakson Singh, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni; Alvaro Vazquez, Adrian Luna

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