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High-flying Mumbai City FC will lock horns with NorthEast United FC in a group stage match of the Indian Super League 2022-23 campaign. The match is scheduled to commence from 7:30 PM IST on January 19, 2023.

Des Buckingham-coached MCFC is the only unbeaten team this season. They have won 11 of the 14 matches so far, drawing only three. Moreover, the Islanders are on a nine-game winning run, which is the longest winning streak in ISL history.

On the other hand, NEUFC are enduring an underwhelming season as they are rooted to the bottom of the table with just four points. They have lost 12 out of 14 matches so far, the most by any team this season.

Moreover, NorthEast United FC are almost out of the playoffs qualification race. A defeat in the upcoming game will make them the first team to get eliminated from the group phase this season.

MCFC vs NEUFC Dream11 prediction for Indian Super League 2022-23

In a match-up between table-toppers and the bottom-ranked side, it is Mumbai City FC who are expected to emerge victorious given their breathtaking form.

Furthermore, Mumbai City FC boast a superior head-to-head record against the Highlanders, winning seven and losing five since the inception of the league in 2014. Four matches have ended in draws.

Mumbai City won the reverse fixture by a 3-1 scoreline earlier this season, which was the third win of their ongoing nine-match winning streak.

MCFC vs NEUFC Dream11 team tips for Indian Super League 2022-23

Top tip: Best forward - Jorge Pereyra Diaz (8.0 credits)

Mumbai City forwards Greg Stewart and Jorge Pereyra Diaz are the top names to lead your fantasy teams, with the latter being the overwhelming favourite to find the back of the net yet again. The ISL 2022-23 Golden Boot contender has been in terrific form with eight goals in 13 matches so far. He also netted against NEUFC when the two sides met earlier this season.

Top tip: Best midfielder - Lallianzuala Chhangte (8.5 credits)

MCFC’s Lallianzuala Chhangte will be an ideal pick among midfielders. With 34 shots and 32 crosses in 14 matches, the right-winger has been a pivotal part of MCFC’s midfield. The 25-year-old is in decent form, scoring eight times besides also providing three assists. Chhangte will be hoping to continue his goal-scoring spree and pile more misery on his former employers.

Top tip: Best defender - Rahul Bheke (8.0 credits)

The Islanders have one of the most stringent defences in the league and hence, it would be advisable to include more MCFC defenders in fantasy teams, with Rahul Bheke being the leading player. The full-back has been impressive this season, with 39 tackles, 23 interceptions, 36 clearances and 34 blocks speaking volumes about his stellar performance.

Top tip: Best goalkeeper - Mirshad Michu (7.0 credits)

NorthEast United FC’s Mirshad Michu will get the nod between the uprights for this match. The Indian goalie has put in some eye-catching performances for his side and has made 49 saves in nine matches, the most by any goalkeeper so far. With Mumbai City attackers firing on all cylinders, one can back Michu to make more saves, blocks and interceptions, delivering top-notch returns for fantasy managers.

 

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