Pune, Nov 1 (IANS) Mumbai FC seek a change in fortunes when they host newcomers Bengaluru FC in an I-League Round 8 encounter at the Balewadi Sports Complex Saturday.
The hosts come into the game here on the back of a three-match losing streak and will be hoping for a new start while securing their first home win.
Mumbai FC (six points) have dropped to 10th place in the league and face the test of newly-formed side Bengaluru FC for the first time. The visitors are currently third with 13 points.
The hosts will hope to make most of the fact that this is Bengaluru FC’s first visit here and will look to exploit home conditions to the maximum. However, the opponents, who also come into the game on the back of a loss, will pose a tough challenge.
“We are definitely worried about the results. Dropping points at home doesn’t help us. A win against Bengaluru FC will not only end our losing streak but will also bring our season back on track,” said coach Khalid Jamil.
Mumbai FC will be missing the services of defender Haroon Amiri, who will serving his two-match suspension. Apart from him and injured players Valeriano Rebello and John Coutinho, all are fit and will be available for selection. However, Jamil will be making a few changes to the starting line-up.