I-League 2015-16: East Bengal vs Aizawl FC - Preview

Both teams have lost their respective previous matches.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 05, 2016, 15:38 PM IST
I-League 2015-16: East Bengal vs Aizawl FC - Preview

Kolkata: Seasoned outfit East Bengal will look to return to winning ways when they lock horns with debutants Aizawl FC in an I-League encounter at the Barasat Stadium.

The home side will be boosted by the presence of their newest recruit Frenchman Bernard Mendy at the defence.

Both teams have lost their respective previous matches.

While Bengaluru edged past East Bengal 1-0, Aizawl lost 0-2 to Sporting Clube de Goa.

It will be a different ball game for Aizawl FC, playing in front of vociferous East Bengal fans.

Having missed the the Bengaluru game, Mendy will be raring to go and look to live upto the sum East Bengal paid for his recruitment.

East Bengal are at the fourth spot on the league standings with eight points while the visitors are seventh with four points.

If East Bengal grab all three points tomorrow, they would go second on the table ahead of arch-rivals Mohun Bagan.

Aizawl have impressed in their maiden season but failed to capitalise on their opportunities. They would look to exploit East Bengal's weakness in defence.