ISL Match Prediction Mumbai City FC vs. East Bengal FC, Dec 16

Based on analytics, Mumbai City FC appears to be the stronger team in this match.

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Match Details 

Teams: Mumbai City FC vs. East Bengal FC

Stadium: Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai, India

SeriesIndia Super League (ISL)

Hours of play: 17:30

Match day: Saturday, December 16, 2023

Roundglass Mumbai City vs. East Bengal Betting Odds

Mumbai City Draw East Bengal
1.384.60 6.25

Probable Starting 11

Mumbai City

Abdenasser El Khayati, Jorge Rolando Pereyra Díaz, Greg Stewart, Vikram Pratap Singh, Rostyn Griffiths, Mehtab Singh, Vinit Rai Chamling, Lalengmawia Lalengmawia, Rahul Bheke, Akash Mishra, Phurba Tempa Lachenpa.

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East Bengal

Cleiton Augusto Oliveira Silva, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Mandar Rao Desai, Souvik Chakraborty, Saúl Crespo Prieto, Nandakumar Sekar, Nishu Kumar Tashni, Hijazi Maher Saleh Abu Saeed, Lalchungnunga Lalchungnunga, Borja Herrera, Prabhushkan Singh Gill.

East Bengal FC - 2022 2023 Season

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

DateTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
Feb 19, 2023Mumbai City0 – 1East Bengal
Dec 16, 2022East Bengal0 – 3Mumbai City
Feb 22, 2022Mumbai City1 – 0East Bengal
Jan 7, 2022East Bengal0 – 0Mumbai City
Jan 22, 2021East Bengal0 – 1Mumbai City
Dec 1, 2020Mumbai City3 – 0East Bengal

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of Mumbai City

DateCompetitionHome TeamScoreAway Team
06/11/23ACLMumbai City0 – 2Al Hilal
28/11/23ACLNassaji Mazandaran2 – 0Mumbai City
04/12/23ACLMumbai City1 – 2Navbahor
08/12/23ISLBengaluru0 – 4Mumbai City
12/12/23ISLGoa0 – 0Mumbai City

Last 5 Games of East Bengal

DateCompetitionHome TeamScoreAway Team
16/11/23CLFEast Bengal2 – 1TRAU
18/11/23CPDBhawaniporeCANCEast Bengal
25/11/23ISLChennaiyin1 – 1East Bengal
04/12/23ISLEast Bengal5 – 0NorthEast United
09/12/23ISLEast Bengal0 – 0Punjab

Topscorers Statistics in ISL 2023/2024

Mumbai City

TeamPlayerGoals Penalty Goals
Mumbai CityJ. Pereyra Díaz61
Mumbai CityL. Chhangte11
Mumbai CityA. El Khayati10
Mumbai CityR. Griffiths10
Mumbai CityA. Mishra10

East Bengal

TeamPlayerGoalsPenalty Goals
East BengalCleiton Silva51
East BengalM. Naorem20
East BengalN. Sekar20
East BengalBorja Herrera10

Mumbai City FC vs. East Bengal FC: Winning Prediction

Current Form

Mumbai City FC, currently occupying fourth place with 15 points from seven matches, secured a draw in their last outing against FC Goa, maintaining their unbeaten start to the season with four wins and three draws. On the other hand, East Bengal FC, positioned seventh with nine points, played to a goalless draw against Punjab FC, extending their unbeaten run to three matches (one win, two draws).

Head to Head

In their previous encounter, East Bengal emerged victorious with a 1-0 win at Mumbai Football Arena last season, courtesy of Mahesh Naorem’s lone goal in the 52nd minute. Jorge Pereyra Díaz has been a key player for Mumbai City FC this season, leading the club with six goals, including crucial opening goals in two matches. Meanwhile, Cleiton Silva has been a standout performer for East Bengal, ranking second among the league’s top scorers in the 2023/2024 season with five goals.


Mumbai City FC has been formidable on their home turf, maintaining an unbeaten record in home matches this season with two wins and one draw. They are eager to extend their three-match unbeaten streak at home, dating back to October 8. East Bengal, however, has faced challenges on the road, securing one draw and suffering one loss in two away league contests this season.

As both teams enter this clash, Mumbai City FC has won three and drawn three in their last six league matches, while East Bengal has won one, drawn two, and lost three in their recent six outings. The encounter promises an exciting battle between two teams striving to continue their positive momentum in the Indian Super League.


Based on analytics, Mumbai City FC appears to be the stronger team. Their recent form, home advantage, and offensive firepower give them a significant edge. However, underestimating East Bengal FC would be a mistake. Their counter-attacking threat and ability to frustrate opponents can be dangerous.

The possible outcomes:

  • Mumbai City FC win (60% probability): Their strong attack and home support could lead to a comfortable victory.
  • Draw (25% probability): A close, cagey match with both teams canceling each other out is a possibility.
  • East Bengal FC win (15% probability): An upset victory if they exploit Mumbai’s weaknesses and capitalize on their own strengths.

Predicted Score

Mumbai City 2-1 East Bengal

India Super League (ISL) Table on 14/12/2023

Kerala Blasters95221310317
Mohun Bagan6510146816
Mumbai City7430136715
NorthEast United92431013-310
East Bengal823311839

* MP – Matches Played; W – Wins; D – Draws; L – Losses; F – Goals For (the number of goals the team has scored); A – Goals Against (the number of goals the team has conceded); D – Goals Difference (Goals scored – Goals conceded); P – Points.

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Report Mumbai Football Arena

The Mumbai Football Arena, located in the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai, India, stands as a football stadium with a rich history. Constructed in 1988 and undergoing renovations in 2023, it distinguishes itself as one of the few football-exclusive stadiums in the country. Since 2016, the stadium has been the proud home of Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League.

Following the installation of bucket seats, the stadium currently accommodates up to 6,600 spectators. Beyond its architectural aspects, the Mumbai Football Arena holds significance in the realm of international football. On September 3, 2016, it hosted a FIFA international friendly where the India national football team triumphed over the Puerto Rico national football team with a score of 4–1, captivating a packed stadium.

Moreover, the arena served as the venue for the 2017 Hero Tri-Nation Series, featuring matches between India, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Mauritius. In June 2018, the stadium showcased all seven matches of the 2018 Intercontinental Cup. It further solidified its standing by being selected as one of the host venues for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

About Indian Super League (ISL)

The Indian Super League (ISL) is the men’s highest level of the Indian football league system. It was founded on 21 October 2013 with the aim of growing the sport of football in India and increasing its exposure in the country. The league is co-promoted by Reliance, Star India, and supported by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

The ISL began play in October 2014 with eight teams. During its first three seasons, the competition operated without official recognition from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), which is the governing body for the sport in Asia. It was structured along the same lines as the Indian Premier League, the country’s premier Twenty20 franchise-based cricket competition. Each season lasted just three months, from October to December, and matches were held daily.

However, before the 2017–18 season, the league expanded to ten teams, extended its schedule to six months, and earned recognition from the AFC. The season runs from September to March and includes a 22-round regular season followed by playoffs involving the top six teams, culminating with the ISL Final to determine the champions. At the end of the regular season, the team with the most points is declared the premiers and presented with the League Winners’ Shield.

Currently, the league comprises 12 clubs. ISL clubs gain qualification to the Asian continental club competitions; regular-season premiers qualify directly for the subsequent season’s AFC Cup group stage. The league has received unmatched visibility in a short span of time and is speculated to be one of the top-tier leagues in India after the I-League.

Rudra Chanda