ISL Semi-Final Prediction – Mumbai City FC vs. FC Goa, Apr 29

We predict a close match, possibly a narrow win for Mumbai City FC (1-0 or 2-1) or a draw that keeps the tie open for the second leg.

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Match Details 

Teams: Mumbai City FC vs. FC Goa

Stadium: Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai, India

SeriesIndia Super League (ISL)

Hours of play: 19:30

Match day: Monday, April 29, 2024

Probable Starting 11

Mumbai City FC

PositionPlayer NameNumber
ForwardNoah Wail Sadaoui7
ForwardCarlos Martínez Rodríguez9
MidfielderRowllin Borges18
MidfielderBrandon Fernandes10
MidfielderMohammad Yasir10
DefenderOdei Onaindia Zabala16
DefenderNim Dorjee Tamang29
DefenderJay Gupta41
DefenderCarl McHugh4
DefenderBoris Singh Thangjam17
GoalkeeperDheeraj Singh Moirangthem1
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FC Goa

PositionPlayer NameNumber
ForwardJorge Rolando Pereyra Díaz30
ForwardTh. Bipin Singh29
MidfielderLallianzuala Chhangte7
MidfielderMehtab Singh5
MidfielderAlberto Noguera Ripoll10
MidfielderYoëll van Nieff8
MidfielderLalengmawia Lalengmawia45
DefenderJosé Luis Espinosa Arroyo4
DefenderRahul Bheke2
DefenderAkash Mishra31
GoalkeeperPhurba Tempa Lachenpa1
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Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of Mumbai City FC

DateLeagueHome TeamScoreAway Team
08/03/24ISLJamshedpur0 – 3Mumbai City
12/03/24ISLMumbai City4 – 1NorthEast United
01/04/24ISLHyderabad0 – 3Mumbai City
08/04/24ISLMumbai City2 – 1Odisha
15/04/24ISLMohun Bagan2 – 1Mumbai City

Last 5 Games of FC Goa

DateLeagueHome TeamScoreAway Team
14/03/24ISLGoa2 – 1Bengaluru
05/04/24ISLGoa4 – 0Hyderabad
09/04/24ISLJamshedpur2 – 3Goa
14/04/24ISLGoa4 – 1Chennaiyin
20/04/24ISLGoa2 – 1Chennaiyin

Topscorers Statistics in ISL 2023/2024

Mumbai City FC

PlayerGoalsPenalty Goals
J. Pereyra Díaz82
L. Chhangte71
V. Partap Singh71
Iker Guarrotxena30
B. Singh30

FC Goa

PlayerGoalsPenalty Goals
N. Sadaoui113
Carlos Martínez102
R. Borges30
Víctor Rodríguez30
B. Fernandes20

General Statistics

Mumbai CityGoa
Matches played221111231211
Goals for422121411922
Goals against1910922814
Clean sheets936963
Avg. goals scored p/m1.911.911.911.781.582
Avg. goals conceded p/m0.860.910.820.960.671.27
Avg. time 1st goal scored42m43m41m33m42m25m
Avg. time 1st goal conced.42m48m35m35m34m35m
Failed to score312431
Biggest victory4 – 04 – 14 – 04 – 04 – 04 – 1
Biggest defeat0 – 22 – 30 – 20 – 20 – 22 – 4

Mumbai City FC vs. FC Goa: Winning Prediction

This is a close call! Both Mumbai City and FC Goa have had strong seasons, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. Here’s a breakdown of the factors to consider:

  • Home Advantage: Playing at the Mumbai Football Arena is a big advantage for Mumbai City. Their passionate home crowd can be a real boost.
  • Recent Form: Both teams have been in good form lately. However, Mumbai City might have a slight edge considering their 2nd place finish.
  • Head-to-Head: Their recent encounters have been tight. In their last meeting at Goa in December, it was a goalless draw, and Goa won the previous encounter in Mumbai 1-1 (Goa won on penalties).


Both teams have been impressive lately. While Mumbai City finished slightly higher, their recent encounters against Goa have been draws. This suggests a well-matched contest. Given the home advantage and slightly better league finish, Mumbai City has a slight edge. However, FC Goa’s attacking prowess shouldn’t be underestimated.

We predict a close match, possibly a narrow win for Mumbai City FC (1-0 or 2-1) or a draw that keeps the tie open for the second leg.

Factors to Watch

  • Mumbai City’s Attack: Mumbai City boasts a strong attack. If they can capitalize on their home advantage and get some early goals, it will be tough for Goa to come back.
  • FC Goa’s Defense: Goa has a solid defense, and their performance will be crucial. Can they withstand the pressure from Mumbai’s attack?
  • Set Pieces: Both teams can be dangerous from set pieces. A well-placed free kick or corner could decide the outcome.

India Super League (ISL) Table on 24/04/2024

1Mohun Bagan22153447262148
2Mumbai City22145342192347
5Kerala Blasters2210393231133
7NorthEast United226883034-426
9East Bengal2266102729-224

* 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 About 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