Mumbai City FC will be playing Odisha FC for the Indian Super League fixture on Wednesday at 7:30 PM IST. Mumbai City FC has acquired the second spot with 34 points while Odisha FC has occupied the 11th position with nine points.
Mumbai City FC played 18 games, won 10 games, lost and drew four games each while Odisha FC also played as many games with one victory, six defeats and 11 draws.
After 18 fixtures, Odisha finds themselves at the last spot. They will be aiming to finish a disastrous season on a higher note and come back stronger in the next edition.
Mumbai City FC seems to have lost their form after being terrific since the beginning of the season in November. They are currently in the second position and couldn’t manage to register a victory in their last three fixtures. The Islanders will be wanting to clinch their upcoming game convincingly to ensure the AFC Champions League spot.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Odisha FC has the upper hand as they beat Mumbai City FC twice and lost to their Wednesday’s opponents once.
Odisha FC will be without their interim head coach Gerald Peyton as he returned home due to personal reasons. Steven Dias has decided to replace Peyton as the interim head coach. S Lalhrezuala made his professional debut in the previous game and is expected to feature in the game against Mumbai City. Thoiba Moirangthem has returned to training after recovering from an injury.
For Mumbai, Hug Boumous will be sidelined as the player is serving a four-match suspension. Boumous has also been fined for abusing the match officials during a 3-3 draw against FC Goa. He will be only available for selection in playoffs.