Debutants Bharat FC are upbeat about their ninth round I-League football clash tomorrow with another struggling outfit, Sporting Clube de Goa, at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
Salgaocar FC, which will host Shillong Lajong FC on Tuesday, are wary of the challenge the contingent from eastern Indian can throw at them here at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda in the ninth round of the I-League.
Defending champions Bengaluru FC, who won the country's coveted I-League football title on debut last year, will clash with high-flying Mumbai FC here on Tuesday in what promises to be a no-holds-barred battle.
Pune FC have their task cut out when they host Royal Wahingdoh FC in a top of the table I-League football clash at the Balewadi stadium here. The eighth round encounter is crucial for both sides who currently occupy the top two places in the table ahead of the short break in the schedule to accommodate India's international fixtures.
The return of rock-solid Korean defender Minchol Son to Shillong Lajong FC squad will prove to be a tough challenge for visiting Mohun Bagan as both lock horns in a Hero I-League round 8 match at the J N Stadium here.
In spite of back-to-back home wins, Mumbai FC coach Khalid Jamil sounded a note of caution ahead of their seventh round game against I-League football debutants Bharat FC at the Balewadi stadium on Friday.
Outplayed for the major part of the opening half in which they conceded a goal, hosts Mumbai FC pulled up the socks and rallied to down table toppers Royal Wahingdoh 2-1 in the I-League football match here on Friday.