Mumbai FC would be aiming for a revenge for their 2-3 away defeat to Pune FC in the Maharashtra I-League football derby at the Cooperage ground here on Sunday. Mumbai went down to their state rivals at the latter's home ground on February 4.
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.
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.
Cellar outfit Mumbai FC scored its maiden victory of the season and did it in style by outclassing Salgaocar SC from Goa 3-0 in the sixth round I-League encounter at the Cooperage ground, here on Friday.
Having lost all their three games so far this season, I-League team Mumbai FC is hoping for a turnaround in their fortunes when they play their first home match here on February 8 against Sporting Clube de Goa.
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.
Dempo FC continued their unbeaten run and knocked Mumbai FC out of the tournament with a convincing 2-0 win and become the second team after Bengaluru FC to qualify for the semifinals of the Federation Cup football tournament, here today.