Margao: Faced with a battle for survival,
Salgaocar will be looking to exploit home advantage when they
lock horns against Mumbai FC tomorrow in their crucial
I-League match to be played at Nehru Stadium here.
With five teams fighting for survival, Salgaocar, who
went down against Churchill Brothers in their last match,
cannot afford to lose tomorrow as they are one point below
Mumbai FC, and have only two matches after that to play.
Mumbai?FC ended their 11-match winless streak with a
victory over Viva Kerala on Saturday which takes them to 25
points and are placed 12th.
Following a brilliant start to their campaign, the club
lost their way as they could garner a mere seven points in the
second phase from ten matches.
Players` injury has been one of the reason for the team
to fair badly in the second phase.
For Salgaocar, goalkeeper Kalyan Chubey?is back in the
side after suspension and coach Karim Bencharifa is hoping
that his boys will make use of the home advantage to collect
full points which is must for their survival before they
travel to Mumbai to play against Mahindra United next.
Mumbai FC coach Khalid Jamil said the win against Viva
Kerala has boosted their confidence.
"We are looking to keep the momentum going to win
tomorrow which is crucial for our survival," he said.