Table-toppers Mumbai City FC will take on a struggling Chennaiyin FC in their fifth match of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 season at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa on Wednesday.

Since losing their opening fixture of the ISL 2020-21 campaign to NorthEast United, Sergio Lobera’s Mumbai City FC have registered three wins on the trot, beating the likes of FC Goa, SC East Bengal and Odisha FC, and will aim to make it four.

Chennaiyin FC, on the flip side, seeks their second victory of the season after slumping to a disappointing 0-1 defeat at the hands of Bengaluru FC on Friday.

English striker Adam le Fondre has kicked off his Mumbai City FC career with three goals in four games and Mumbai fans will be eager to see the former Reading attacker exploit the gaps in Chennaiyin’s defence.

As for Csaba Laszlo’s Chennaiyin FC, Esmael Goncalves has found the net once and the pressure is now on the 29-year-old Bissau-Guinean striker to help his club break past the solid defence of the Islanders.

In terms of Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC head-to-head record, the clubs have met on 12 occasions and it is Chennaiyin who hold the advantage with six wins as opposed to Mumbai’s four wins.

The last meeting between the two clubs, in ISL 2019-20 season, saw the Marina Machans pull off a 1-0 victory thanks to Lucian Goian’s 83rd-minute winner against a 10-man Mumbai side.

Overall, Chennaiyin has fared reasonably better in the number of goals scored (16) against Mumbai (8). But, given Mumbai City FC has kept three clean sheets in a row, one can fancy the Islanders to make it four against Chennai, who have just one clean sheet in three games.

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