Guwahati: NorthEast United FC will look to continue their unbeaten run when they host Mumbai City FC in an Indian Super League fixture at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Friday.
Only one point separates third-placed NorthEast United and fifth-placed Mumbai City, though the hosts have a game in hand.
The Highlanders are heading into the fixture with 11 points from five matches while the visitors have notched up 10 points from six games.
NorthEast United had a good start to the season under Eelco Schattorie with three wins and two draws. Mumbai, on the other hand, have been inconsistent with three wins, a draw and two losses in the last six matches.
The combination of Bartholomew Ogbeche and Fernando Gallego in NorthEast’s attack has looked good and it will pose a serious challenge for opposition’s defenders.
Ogbeche leads the goal-scoring chart alongside FC Goa’s Ferran Corominas, having scored six goals from five matches. Gallego is top of the assist chart with four assists from five games.
After a 5-0 hammering at the hands of FC Goa, Mumbai have fought back into contention with back-to-back wins against Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC.
Moudou Sougou’s form in front of goal is encouraging for Costa against NorthEast’s defence that has looked solid at the back....