FC Goa and Mumbai City FC will square off in the first leg of the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) playoffs at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa on Friday.
Goa is unbeaten in 13 games — an ISL record — and finished fourth in the league stages, while Mumbai City finished top of the table and won the League Winners Shield. In the two meetings between the two sides this season, Mumbai beat Goa 1-0 at the Fatorda before they played out a 3-3 draw at the GMC Athletic Stadium.
Mumbai will welcome the return of attacking midfielder Hugo Boumous after a four-game suspension and will likely go back straight into the XI. On the other hand, Goa will be hamstrung by injuries and suspensions in the form of Brandon Fernandes, Seriton Fernandes, Alberto Noguera and Ivan Gonzalez.
FC Goa predicted XI (4-2-3-1)