Mumbai FC eye full points from derby
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Mumbai FC will be looking for all three points when they take on 13th placed ONGC FC in an I-League Round VIII encounter at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, Pune on Wednesday. The Mumbai-derby will be an important game for both sides and three points will be crucial. The home side will be looking to make it 4-games unbeaten whilst looking for their third win of the season.
Mumbai FC, currently 8th in the table will look to improve their position after their inspiring performance holding Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan to a 1-1 draw on Sunday. The performance against Bagan will be important as they dominated the second half against their opponents. On the contrast, ONGC FC come into the match with contrasting results. They beat defending champions Dempo SC 1-0 in Round VI before going 0-5 down to East Bengal in Round VII.
Mumbai FC will be keen to exploit the opponent's backline which boasts of the worst defensive record in the league conceding 17 goals in 7 games.
However, the hosts however will have to be wary of their opponents who will look to get out of the relegation zone. Coach Khalid Jameel praised his boys after their performance against Mohun Bagan the other day. Striker Yusif Yakubu and Abhishek Yadav have been in great form and the Coach will hope they continue to torment the rival's defenders. ONGC's attack hasn't been at their best and have scored the third least amount of goals in the league.
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