5:30 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the East Bengal vs Mumbai City match in Durand Cup 2022. The kick-off is just half an hour away! I’m your host Devdutta Deb, and I’ll be keeping you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football. Please wait for 30 Seconds for the Live blog to load.

East Bengal vs Mumbai City: Build-up

East Bengal will be up against Mumbai City in an expectedly enthralling encounter at the Kishore Bharati Stadium. The Kolkata giants are yet to secure their first victory of the season. Meanwhile, Mumbai City are on a marauding run, still unbeaten in the Durand Cup 2022.

The Red & Golds suffered an unfortunate loss against arch-rivals ATK Mohun Bagan a few days back. The team, after keeping two clean sheets, went on to concede an own goal. Stephen Constantine’s side will be looking forward to their first win of the competition.

Also, there is a narrow chance for East Bengal to qualify for the quarter-finals. Of course, that will happen only if Indian Navy defeat Rajasthan United and the Red & Golds manage a victory against the Islanders. Undoubtedly, Mumbai City will be a tough opponent to seek that feat.

East Bengal vs Mumbai City Preview: Read here

Mumbai City have won two games and drawn one in the Durand Cup 2022 so far. The team has conceded just three goals till now and scored 10. The Islanders have already qualified for the knockout stage. Des Buckingham’s army will take this encounter as an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming battles.

Ivan Gonzalez will be out of this encounter due to suspension. VP Suhair and Ankit Mukherjee’s presence in the squad is also doubtful. Eliandro was subbed off against Bagan due to a niggle. But he’s expected to be in the squad against Mumbai.

Mumbai City will have a fully-fit contingent for this fixture.

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