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North Korea's Kim Song Yong scored a wonderful brace for BFC against Shillong LajongBengaluru FC

One of the title contenders of the I-League this year, Bengaluru FC take on Mumbai FC in an away game of the domestic football league on Wednesday.

BFC, champions of the I-League in their maiden season in 2013-14, are also the table toppers at the moment following three wins from three games. Ashley Westwood's side also enjoy the highest goal difference tally among all the nine teams of the league this season.

The Blues started their campaign with a 2-1 win away at Salgaocar, and then took part in the historic first home game of Aizawl FC this season, and there too, BFC came out with flying colours following a 1-0 win.

In their first home game of the season on 24 January, Bengaluru FC decimated Shillong Lajong with a 3-0 scoreline, and North Korean forward Kim Song Yong was the man of the moment with his brace in the match. So far, CK Vineeth and Kim have two goals in the I-League, while Sunil Chhetri and Curtis Osano have a goal apiece for BFC.

And Westwood is looking to seeing his army continuing the momentum in the next set of games too.

"It's important to win every game. We have a tough schedule ahead of us as we play six games in the next twenty days which is unheard of," Westwood said ahead of the match via a press release from BFC.

"We have four away fixtures in our first five games as well but we're looking to stay positive and get good results."

The home team today, Mumbai FC, will however not be an easy nut to crack by BFC. Khalid Jamil's side have recorded draws against Westwood's side in all their previous four meetings in the I-League over the two seasons, and continuing that run is something he is looking forward to this season too.

"The preparations for the game against Bengaluru have started well and the boys are motivated after the first win [against Salgaocar on 24 January]," Jamil was quoted by the official I-League site. "Bengaluru FC are a good team but we have a decent record against them and with the home support we hope we can continue the run."

Mumbai FC are currently fourth in the table with two draws and a win in the I-League.

Where to watch live

Mumbai FC vs Bengaluru FC is scheduled to kick-off at 7 pm IST (1:30 pm GMT, 8:30 am EST) on Wednesday, 27 January.

In India (and the rest of the Asian subcontinent), viewers can catch the game on Ten Action. Online streaming will be available on tensports.com.

In the UK and Ireland, radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live and TalkSport Radio World.

Viewers in Germany, Austria, Russia, Switzerland and Gerogia can catch the game on LAOLA 1. Online streaming will be available on LAOLA1.

Other countries can catch up with the live scores on Bet365.

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