Bengaluru vs Mumbai City – Betting Preview

On Sunday, March 12, the second leg of the ISL 2022-23 semi-finals will take place in Bangalore, where Bengaluru FC, which is currently in good form, will face off against Shield winners Mumbai City FC after winning the first leg by 1-0.

Bengaluru FC are unbeaten in 2023 and became the first side to inflict a defeat on Mumbai City FC this season, and then they did it again in the first leg.

However, Mumbai City are a formidable side and a comeback should not be ruled out!

Besides, the Islanders are on a high after winning the 2022-23 ISL League Winners’ Shield. It will be interesting to see how Mumbai City’s star-studded side fares in the 2nd leg of this blockbuster semi-final!

Bengaluru Preview

The Blues are present in this moment after their dramatic knockout match against Kerala Blasters FC. After two full periods of football, there was no difference between the two teams.

The game then went into overtime. However, Sunil Chhetri scored from a fast free kick just seven minutes into the extra period of play to give the home team the lead at the Sree Kanteerave Stadium.

And he repeated that same trick in the 1st leg against Mumbai City as he scored in the 78th minute of the game!

The Blues extended their winning streak to 10 games as a result of that victory.

Simon Grayson’s team was a little too cautious against the Blasters, and they will need to let loose against a team with as much winning potential as Mumbai City when the 2nd leg rolls on!

Mumbai City Preview

In their final two regular-season games, the ISL League Shield winners lost two straight games. Nonetheless, those losses came after a run of 18 games during which they were unbeaten and won their first championship of the year!

Since their final game of the league stage, Des Buckingham’s side has had more than two weeks of rest, but it proved to be not much of value as they lost the 1st leg by 1-0.

Mumbai City FC is a team which has been strong throughout the campaign, who is just experiencing a dip in form! Don’t be surprised if this super star team makes a comeback in the 2nd duel between the two teams!

1×2 Betting Odds

Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market

With the consistency of play displayed by the two sides during a significant portion of the season, and the first leg of the semi-final, the 2nd leg will undoubtedly be a close match.

Despite being the home side, Bengaluru, are the underdogs in this @ 3.18.

With the exception of their previous three games, Mumbai City has been unrelenting, and a comeback is not off the cards!

And the betting market agrees! Mumbai to win this stands @ 2.21. They are the market favourites.

The possibility of a stalemate, which would put the home side in the final, stands @ 3.64.

Total goals over/under

Let’s check the over/under scenario

The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.73.

While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.17.

Mumbai City will have to play with an attacking intend as they are the ones chasing this game, but it would also mean they will be susceptible to counters as the game progress!

Either way, expect a few goals in this one!