Indian Super League 2015 leaders FC Goa take on Mumbai City FC at the JLN Stadium in Fatorda on Tuesday evening and Zico's side are looking to keeping their momentum in the ISL this season intact.
The Goan outfit are currently on 15 points from nine games so far, and they are unbeaten in their previous three games, and remain almost certain to make it to the playoffs (only if they continue their good form in the remaining five games in the league this season).
Mumbai City FC are currently sixth in the table, but their form so far has nothing to do with the composition of the team. Good news is that star attacker Sunil Chhetri is back for today's game, following his national team duties. However, Sony Norde is still unavailable for national committments.
Nicolas Anelka's side have three wins, three losses, and three draws this season. And, consistency has been a factor this season. Looking ahead, the former Chelsea star says that the next few games are going to be the most important ones in the ISL this season.
"Everyone must win games, home and away. It's very tight. Nobody knows what's going to happen. It's a must-win game for us, but also a must-win game for Goa," Anelka said in the pre-match briefing. "And with Sunil's [Chhetri] return, it's a big boost for us, since he's scoring goals, and that's always important."
The presence of Chhetri is a threat for any defence, and FC Goa head coach Zico is aware of that. However, he has urged his men to play to the best of their abilities today. "We'll play with the best we have and go for victory," the Brazil legend said.
"We have to go on the pitch and give in our 100% and be focused on the pitch for all the 90-100 minutes of the game. So we cannot get distracted thinking we're playing at home and it will be easy. There is no easy game."
In the first leg fixture last month, Mumbai City FC won 2-0 over FC Goa.
Where to watch live
The ISL clash between FC Goa and Mumbai City FC is scheduled to start at 7 pm IST (2.30 pm BST, 9.30 am ET).
India -- Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD3, Star Utsav, Star Gold (both Hindi), Asianet Movies (Malayalam), Jaya Max (Tamil), Suvarna TV (Kannada) and Jalsha Movies (Bengali). The live streaming is available on Starsports.com and Hotstar (delayed start).
UK, South East Asia, Singapore, and Hong Kong -- Star Gold.
Canada -- CBN and ATN.
Europe -- Eurosport. The live streaming is available on Eurosport Player.
Middle East and North Africa -- OSN, with live streaming option on OSN Play.