Mumbai City FC will face Nassaji Mazandaran FC in their last group stage match of the AFC Champions League 2023/24 on Monday, September 18, 2023. The match will be played at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune, India at 7:30 PM IST. Here is a Dream11 team prediction for the MCFC vs NM clash based on the recent form and statistics of both teams.
MCFC vs NM: Match Preview
Mumbai City FC are the reigning champions of the Indian Super League and have qualified for the AFC Champions League for the first time in their history. They are placed second in Group E with nine points from five matches, behind Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia who have already secured the top spot and a place in the knockout stage. Mumbai City FC need a win or a draw against Nassaji Mazandaran FC to confirm their second position and advance to the round of 16 as one of the best runners-up.
Nassaji Mazandaran FC are the runners-up of the Iranian Hazfi Cup and have made their debut in the AFC Champions League this season. They are bottom of Group E with three points from five matches, having lost four games and won one against Al Wahda of UAE. They have no chance of progressing to the next round and will play for pride and consolation against Mumbai City FC.
MCFC vs NM: Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between Mumbai City FC and Nassaji Mazandaran FC in any competition. The two teams have never faced each other before and will look to make a mark in their maiden encounter.
MCFC vs NM: Team News
Mumbai City FC have no injury concerns and will field their strongest possible line-up for this crucial match. They are likely to stick to their preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, with Greg Stewart leading the attack and Abdenasser El Khayati pulling the strings in midfield. Lallianzuala Chhangte, who has scored four goals in the tournament so far, will be a key threat on the left wing.
Nassaji Mazandaran FC also have a fully fit squad to choose from and will opt for a 4-3-3 formation, with Mohammadreza Abbasi as the main striker and Farshid Esmaeili and Hossein Zamehran as the wingers. Rashid Mazaheri, who has made 12 saves in the tournament, will be the goalkeeper and Amir Janmaleki will be the captain and centre-back.
MCFC vs NM: Dream11 Team Prediction
Based on the recent form, statistics and expected line-ups, here is a possible Dream11 team prediction for the MCFC vs NM match:
Goalkeeper: Rashid Mazaheri Defenders: Rahul Bheke, Tiri, Rostyn Griffiths, Amir Janmaleki Midfielders: Lallianzuala Chhangte, Abdenasser El Khayati (VC), Farshid Esmaeili Forwards: Greg Stewart ©, Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Mohammadreza Abbasi