Smarting from their shock defeat against Pune FC at home, reigning champions and Federation Cup winners Bengaluru FC will face formidable East Bengal in the I-League football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, here on Wednesday.
Injury-hit Salgaocar FC will find the going tough against a highly-motivated Royal Wahingdoh when the two sides clash on Friday in the second round of the Hero I-League, played at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Margao.
Cash-strapped Mohun Bagan had a perfect start to their I-League football season as Katsumi Yusa and Sony Norde inspired them to a 3-1 victory over Mumbai FC at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday.
Facing the biggest crisis in its 125-year history, Mohun Bagan will hope the acute financial situation and a difficult build-up does not reflect on the club's showing when it kicks off its I-League football tournament campaign against Mumbai FC here on Sunday.
Defending Champions Bengaluru FC will start this year's Hero I-League campaign as favourites when they take on Goa's Dempo in the eighth season, which kicks off at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday.
Salgaocar FC will be looking to kickstart their I-League campaign on a rousing note when they lock horns against Pune FC in the inaugural match of the Hero I-League on Saturday at Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.