Indian Arrows will be wary of Kolkata giants East Bengal in a 16th round I-League 4 tie at the Tau Devi Lal stadium in Gurgaon on Saturday. When the sides met in December, the red-and-yellow brigade had won 4-0.
East Bengal, currently second, have not won in their last three outings, having drawn against Churchill Brothers and Mohun Bagan before seeing their unbeaten streak quashed in a 0-1 loss to minnows ONGC.
"It was disappointing, but it was deserved. We have to look past that," said East Bengal coach Trevor Morgan.
The 10th-placed Arrows, who are yet to lose at home, formed the core of the national team which beat Myanmar in the first-leg of an Olympic qualifier on Wednesday. They are high on confidence but will have to combat fatigue. "All that travelling has affected us and I will probably new start players tomorrow," explained Arrows coach Desmond Bulpin.
Arrows midfielder Jewel Raja is out with a knee injury. Uga Okpara and Naoba Singh will be missing for East Bengal but midfielder Reisangmei Vashum is back from injury.