SC East Bengal will be hosting the table -toppers Mumbai City FC today at the Tilak Maidan stadium in what will be matchday 67 of the Indian Super League. The first fixture this season was clinched by Mumbai in a 3-0 scoreline.
Robbie Fowler’s men tasted a loss back in December against Hyderabad FC and are unbeaten from the last seven matches. On the flip side, Mumbai City FC are unbeaten in the last ten games and are constantly reigning the top position. Looking at the points table, with 26 points after eleven matches, the Islanders have won eight and has lost only once while the spoils were shared twice.
The men in red and gold had a sloppy start, however had some thrilling encounters. Having played a game more than their opponents, SC East Bengal currently stands at tenth position with 12 points, which includes four losses, two wins and 6 draws.
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3 INDIAN PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR
Debjit Majumder, Rowllin Borges, Mandar Rao Dessai.
The East Bengal custodian has been rock solid in front of his posts and has played all the 12 matches, making 41 saves. Mumbai’s Rowllin and Mandar were lethal for the team’s previous games.
3 FOREIGNERS TO WATCH OUT FOR
Ahmed Jahouh, Bright Enobakhare, Hugo Boumous
Mumbai’s midfielder maestros Ahmed Jahouh and Hugo Bomous are the key players of the Islanders’ build up play. East Bengal are coming back to the race after the inclusion of Bright, who is surely one two watch out for.
INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS
Raju Gaikwad had suffered an injury and he may not be available. Ajay Chhetri will be out due to the red card.
Hugo Boumous is fit and he might start today.
SC EAST BENGAL
MUMBAI CITY FC
Mandar Rao Dessai
Adam le Fondre
Speaking of the match result, we expect the game to be ended in favour of Mumbai City FC.