It will be Mumbai F.C. versus DSK Shivajians in the big Maharashtra battle, the first derby of the season which will take place in Mumbai. Now it is only Day 2 in the league and both teams will be looking to make an impact in their first outing of the season. The match will begin at 7 pm IST and will be shown on the Ten Sports network. You can also catch the free live online streaming of the match by logging on to the network’s official website, whose link is here.
Now remember in this season of the league, there are ten teams compared to nine last year. And we will keep it simple for you and munch on some statistics. Last year, Mumbai finished fifth in the table and DSK were ninth. So by that virtue, one would imagine that Mumbai go in as favourites.
Also because Mumbai will be on home turf and DSK of course travel from Pune for the first match here. The match should be a good one if DSK can do some early running. Mumbai’s star in focus will be captain Steven Dias. Also Read- I-League: Lajong FC signs Dan Gelu Ignat and Yuta Kinowaki ahead of I-League
For DSK, they have Subrata Pal as their man in the limelight. He will have to make sure that he can be safe as houses as the goalkeeper and is a superman to have because Mumbai will be on the attack more often than not. We predict that Mumbai will take this one by a goal or two but any team that will make the early running will have a huge advantage in closing this one down. Also Read- Durand Cup 2016: All you need to know about Asia’s oldest football tournament