MUMBAI: Bengaluru FC renew hostilities with Mumbai FC at the refurbished Cooperage Stadium, here, on Tuesday. While the Blues are coming into the game on the back of a dominant 1-3 win over Sporting Clube de Goa, Mumbai FC have won three on the bounce and are within 3 points of the champions. The teams met twice last season where both results were draws (2-2 in Pune and 1-1 at Bengaluru) and BFC coach Ashley Westwood believes that Mumbai FC will be anything but easy opponents. “They’re in the middle of a good run and give everything they have till the final minute. Also, their coach has matured and doesn’t seem to be resorting to the negative tactics they are often accused of employing which makes it a good game to be part of.
“As for my team, a good performance is what I am concerned about, the result will take care of itself,” he said.
Midfielder Joshua Walker, who failed to recover in time for the game against Sporting Clube, could be in the reckoning. However, Bengaluru will be certainly missing striker Robin Singh who picked up his fourth booking. Mumbai FC’s return to Cooperage after a five-year gap didn’t necessarily get off to the best possible start but the Khalid Jamil-coached side have picked themselves up and strung a couple of good results that sees them sitting sixth on the table.