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1 match, 3 spots to be decided as Mohun Bagan take on Mumbai City FC in ISL Shield Decider

1 match, 3 spots to be decided as Mohun Bagan take on Mumbai City FC in ISL Shield Decider

High stakes for Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC as final game set to decide ISL 2024 Shield winner

A single game will decide today who will win the ISL 2024 Shield. Along with it, which other team will directly reach the semis and the who will play the knockouts. Mumbai City FC have a 2 point lead, but it is Mohun Bagan who have the advantage of playing the game in their own backyard.

How the Top 3 stands in ISL 2024 Points Table

The game promises to be a belter with a lot of equations at stake. This is especially about the positioning of the Top 3 in the ISL 2024 Points Table. After FC Goa’s 4-1 routing over Chennaiyin FC, Mumbai City FC occupies the top spot with 47 points, FC Goa is second with 45 points. Mohun Bagan are third with 45 points.

All the rest of the teams have finished their group stage matches including FC Goa. And thus the Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC clash is set to be the epic showdown in the winner takes all.

ISL Shield Scenario – 3 spots to be determined by 1 game

The Kolkata giants are favourites for this tie despite having never defeated Mumbai City FC in ISL. This is mainly due to two things – Huge crowd support and good form. The Mariners will have the support of around 60,000 people at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan when they take on the Islanders.

As things stand, the Kolkata giants have to win the tie to win the shield. A draw will not be enough as MCFC have a 2 point . A win for the Mariners will see them win the shield while Mumbai will finish second. In such a case, FC Goa will drop to the third spot and will have to play the knockouts.

If the match ends in a tie, Mumbai City FC will defend their shield, while the Mariners finish second. FC Goa will drop to the third place. But, if the Islanders go on to win the tie, there won’t be any change in the currently Points Table. The Gaurs remain second and will play the semis directly. And the Mariners will have to drop to the third spot and play the knockout round.

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