ISL: East Bengal host Northeast United hoping for another win

East Bengal FC will look to continue their winning streak at home when they host bottom-placed Northeast United FC at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Wednesday.

East Bengal’s chances of making it to the play-offs are just mathematically alive. Hence the hosts, who are currently placed ninth with 15 points from 16 matches, would be hoping to pick up just three more points and move up the standings. Northeast United FC, who have four points in 17 matches, will have a chance to get their first win away from home.

East Bengal coach Stephen Constantine believes that his team’s remaining matches should be taken as one big project to improve ahead of the next season. East Bengal pulled off a huge surprise by beating Kerala Blasters 1-0 in the previous match and this gave the home side the confidence to go for more wins.

“I don’t judge any team by where they are in the table. All ISL games are tough games. We have to be absolutely focused and apply last week’s formula. If we do that, we will get three Will get marks.

Northeast United FC coach Vincenzo Annesi, who arrived in the middle of the season, will be trying to get the best out of the boys for a win that last came their way six matches ago. “We need to keep believing in ourselves, because we need it more when we play away from home. I know it is not easy after back to back defeats but I have faith in the players.”