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Mumbai City vs Bengaluru Tips & Live Stream - Islanders to edge ISL semi-final first leg

06 Mar 2023
Conrad Castleton 06 Mar 2023
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  • Mumbai City vs Bengaluru tips for Tuesday's Indian Super League semi-final first leg (14:00 GMT)
  • Mumbai topped the ISL standings to qualify as top seeds
  • Can they take a semi-final first leg advantage at home?
Mumbai City vs Bengaluru Tips
Sunil Chhetri's Bengaluru are tipped for defeat (Getty Images)

Mumbai City vs Bengaluru Tips

Mumbai City were the dominant force in the ISL, finishing top of the table by four points despite losing their last two games. 
  • Mumbai City vs Bengaluru Tips
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Bengaluru earned their place in the finals on the back of eight straight wins before beating Kerala Blasters in extra-time on Friday, and will be no pushovers.

Expect the fresher hosts to put those end of season blips behind them and edge this semi-final first leg with home advantage.

Mumbai City vs Bengaluru Preview

Mumbai City's dominant form tailed off after securing top spot in the ISL on the back of an 18-game unbeaten run.

After not tasting defeat all season, Des Buckingham's side appeared to switch off as they lost their final two games to Bengaluru 2-1 and East Bengal 1-0.

Overall, the Islanders won 14 of their 20 matches and drew four times. They scored 54 times in 20 matches, 18 more than any other side in the league.

Bengaluru booked their spot in the semi-finals with a 1-0 extra-time win over Kerala Blasters in the knockout game on Friday.

Sunil Chhetri popped up with the winner for Simon Grayson's Blues to set up this showdown with Mumbai.

An eight-game winning run saw Bengaluru surge into the finals, including becoming the first side to beat Mumbai this season with a 2-1 victory at home. 

Match Stats

  • Mumbai City have won 12 of their last 15 matches.
  • Mumbai City have won 5 of their last 7 home matches.
  • Mumbai City beat Bengaluru 4-0 at home in the regular season.
  • Bengaluru have won 8 of their last 9 matches.


Mumbai lost their final two games, including away to Bengaluru, but they both came after top spot in the ISL was sealed. I'm backing a more focused Islanders side turns up in this one with a narrow home win against the in-form Blues predicted.

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