The stakes will be as high as ever when Mumbai City FC host NorthEast United FC as the race for the Indian Super League (ISL) play-offs gets closer at the Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai on Wednesday.

The teams enjoyed strong runs before the league took a break for the Asian Cup, but they have stuttered of late since the resumption.

After two defeats on the bounce against FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC, what seemed like a certain qualification for Jorge Costa’s men does not look so straightforward anymore with the teams below them climbing up the table.

Mumbai are now second with 27 points but NorthEast are just three points behind in fourth place.

“I will not change the way that we wish to play. They (NorthEast United) have very good players and are a very aggressive team. In terms of organisation, one of the best teams in India. We need to give our best. We want to finish the game and have three points,” said Costa, who will miss captain Lucian Goian after picking up his fourth yellow card.

Three league games remain for Mumbai to reignite their campaign and a win against the highlanders will go a long way in sealing a berth in the last four. With the clash against NorthEast being Mumbai’s last home game of the season, Costa will be keen to take maximum points before the tricky away clashes against ATK and FC Pune City.

NorthEast United, on the other hand, started the season on fire under new coach Eelco Schattorie but have gone off track in recent times with just one win to show in their last seven matches.

Schattorie’s men currently occupy fourth place on the league table but with Jamshedpur FC and ATK hot on their heels, play-off qualification seems to be in jeopardy with three games remaining.

“It is all or nothing. I told my players that the phase you are going into now is a phase that is done within a second. Your mindset needs to be completely different from that at the beginning of the season. You cannot afford to make mistakes, especially at this stage because now Jamshedpur FC is very close and ATK a little bit away. How to win is not important, we need three points,” said Schattorie. (IANS Input)

When is ISL 2018-19, Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC football match?

ISL 2018-19, Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC football match will take place on Wednesday, 13th February.

Where is ISL 2018-19, Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC football match?

ISL 2018-19, Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC football match will be played at Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai, India.

What time does ISL 2018-19, Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC football match begin?

ISL 2018-19, Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC football match begins at 7:30 PM IST. The coverage on the broadcasting channel will begin at 6:30 PM IST.

Which TV channels will broadcast the ISL 2018-19, Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC football match?

ISL 2018-19, Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC football match will broadcast on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. They are the official broadcasters for the tournament.

How do I watch online Live streaming of ISL 2018-19, Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC football match?

ISL 2018-19, Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC football match live streaming will be available on Hotstar.