EBFC vs NEUFC: The Highlanders have nine points from two wins (both at home) and three draws and will be looking for its first win in the last 20 ‘away’ games.
East Bengal will be looking to revitalize the fluttering arsonist with a palm when it hosts neighbouring North East United FC at the Salt Lake Stadium in an Indian Super League (ISL) 10 institution then on Monday.
The red and golden outfit, which has a burning arsonist as its hallmark, saw its performance abating in the last four jaunts after the original flare- up. The host will be keen to wipe down a series of lapses at home (two losses and a draw) after starting with a palm against Hyderabad FC on September 30.
That’s the only palm the platoon has managed so far in six matches in the season and East Bengal’s head trainer Carles Cuadrat claimed on utilising the home advantage as his side quests for its alternate palm in the event.
East Bengal is presently ninth in the table with five points from six matches.
The North East United FC is enjoying a comparatively more start to the season under its head trainer Juan Pedro Benali.
The platoon has nine points from two triumphs( both at home) and three draws and will be looking for its first palm in the last 20 ‘ down ’ games (five draws and 15 losses), which is the longest similar band for any platoon in ISL history.
While NEUFC enjoys a healthy 3- 1 head- to- head record over East Bengal in the six meetings in ISL, the match is likely to come violent as the ultimate would draw alleviation from the 5- 3 palm (via penalties) in the Durand Cup semifinal late in August.
The Highlanders would be looking for the occasion to retaliate the loss in the alternate meeting with the same opponent this season.
A favourable result will also cost it the winning meter it lost in the former two jaunts (by drawing at home against Bengaluru FC and losing down against Odisha FC).
“We’ve to take advantage of the coming two games to try to get points at home. In one week, we’ve the occasion to win six points and that can make a big difference, ” Cuadrat said, looking at the fact that his platoon would spend the week at home playing the coming match on December 9 against Punjab FC.
“Every game has its own story and you can not compare games and competitions. This is a different game and we’re going there to get the stylish result possible. The history is the history, ” Benali said about his platoon’s forthcoming assignment. Know More Latest Football News…