In the 42nd league match of Hero Indian Super League 2021-22, when NorthEast United FC takes on the Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Monday, it will face table-toppers Mumbai City FC. Both the teams will look to get back on winning track in this match, although NorthEast United will have to show bravery against Mumbai City FC to achieve their target. NorthEast United are ninth in the eleven-team points table and have won only twice in eight matches.
NorthEast United Highlanders team may have lost to ATK Mohun Bagan in the last match but they showed fighting ability. Indian coach Khalid Jamil’s boys will be eager to cheer for their fans by winning a match against Mumbai City two days after Christmas.
Coach Jamil said, “Mumbai is a good team. We have to stay positive. We can beat them and we need to keep the faith. We should be in one team and one unit.” At the same time, in their last football match, the team of Mumbai City FC suffered a 0-3 defeat at the hands of Kerala Blasters and they were defeated by NorthEast United.
Coach Des Buckingham’s team has 15 points from seven matches and will look to consolidate their top spot with a win in the upcoming match. Coach Buckingham said, “Every team playing in this league is capable of beating anyone. We have not only seen this happen in our matches, but it has happened throughout the league. Our job is to prepare and make sure we are tough. Keep working hard.”
Looking at the previous record between Mumbai City and NorthEast United, both have played each other 14 times. Highlanders team has won 5 matches while Mumbai team has won 7 matches. Mumbai has won more matches against NorthEast United than any other opposition team. So, Mumbai’s upper hand is going to be heavy.