Mumbai City FC vs Kerala Blasters Match Predictions February 3, 2021
In this article, we cover the Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters preview and odds for the Indian Super League match scheduled to be played at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa, on 3 February 2021. After the completion of 13 matchweeks, Mumbai are atop the points table, while Kerala Blasters are languishing in 9th place.
Match Analytics and Odds
In a recent game on 23 January, KBFC were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Goa after the latter were reduced to 10 men. Jorge Mendoza put FCG ahead on 25 minutes. About 12 minutes after the interval, MBFC found the equaliser via a set piece goal by Rahul KP. The Kerala squad were fortunate not to go a goal down on 5 minutes when Ortiz’s shot from point blank range hit the post. In the first half that they dominated, GFC got ahead after Mendoza latched on to a free kick from the right by Ortiz. KBFC hit back after Pereyra’s cross from the left found Rahul KP who made no mistake. On 64 minutes, the referee awarded a yellow card to Gonzalez for pushing Hooper. During the argument that ensued, the Goa defender made physical contact with the referee who sent Gonzalez off to leave GFC one man short, with nearly half an hour to go.
On 25 January, MCFC faced off against Chennaiyin FC at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa. The match got off to a quick start in which both sides had shots at goal. But MCFC drew first blood on 21 minutes when Ogbeche, fed by a cross from Bipin on the left, fired a powerful header past Kaith into the Chennaiyin goal. Chennaiyin drew level on 76 minutes when Isma converted a penalty after Sylvestr hacked down in the box by Jahouh. The result saw Mumbai City extend their unbeaten run to 12 matches, a record for the ISL.
The last MCFC vs KBFC match on 2 January 2021 in the ISL went 2-0 in Mumbai City’s favour. Defensive lapses by Blasters in the first half allowed Adam le Fondre and Hugo Boumous to put Mumbai City 2-0 ahead. Two minutes into the game, MCFC earned a penalty after Costa hacked down Hugo Boumous in the box. Adam le Fondre converted the spot kick. On 11 minutes, Ahmed Jahouh’s free kick found Boumous who nutmegged Albino Gomes before slotting the ball into the MBFC goal.
Bookmakers favour Mumbai City FC to prevail over Kerala Blasters in their second league match of the season.
In our Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FC prediction, we believe that MCFC will beat KBFC 2-0.
Mumbai City have enjoyed much better form recently with three wins and two draws in their last 5 games. By contrast, Kerala Blasters have lost a game and registered two wins and two draws in their last 5 matches.
The head-to-head stats also favour Mumbai City who have established a 5-2 advantage over Kerala Blasters in 13 games played between the sides.