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FC Goa and Mumbai City FC battle it out in the 26th fixture of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Fatorda Stadium.

The Virat Kohli co-owned side have had a rather poor outing in the inaugural Indian Super League, currently finding themselves at the bottom of the table, managing to record only four points from their opening six fixtures.

Despite being tipped to do well due to their sister club Dempo doing pretty well in the I-league and them being managed by Brazilian legend Zico, Goa has not been able to get its act together in the ISL so far.

And this has resulted in them recording one win, one draw and four defeats in the competition thus far.

Apart from the results, Goa's statistics have also not been anything to write home about this season, having conceded 9 goals (second highest in the ISL) and scoring only 5 (joint lowest along with Kerala Blasters).

Avoiding a heavy defeat in the tournament so far has been the only silver lining about Goa this season.

Despite many believing Goa's chances of qualifying for the semi-finals are all but over, Zico insists that his side will keep fighting until the very end.

"We are not out of it yet. As long as there is life, we will survive. We're still breathing," the Brazilian legend told ISL's official website indiansuperleague.com. "I try to bring every inch of my experience into play to show my players what to expect and what to avoid."

The 61-year-old boss admits that his team's main problem this season has been their inability to convert their chances.

"Maybe we're making the wrong choices when it comes to scoring goals. We need to practice well to do what we're supposed to on the field."

Also, he feels that his side have been vulnerable to counter-attacks this season.

"We are trying to make sure we don't concede on the counter. Usually, we're behind in a match and as a result we have to push forward. This leaves space and the opponents can capitalise," he added.

Mumbai City FC, on the other hand, will be bubbling with confidence following back-to-back wins against Kerala Blasters (1-0) and Mumbai City FC (1-0) in their last two fixtures.

The Ranbir Kapoor co-owned side were initially struggling in the ISL, with three defeats in their opening four fixtures. But now Mumbai City seem to have finally gotten their act together as they are currently right on track for a place in the semi-finals of the competition.

And Mumbai City boss Peter Reid says that he is especially pleased with his side's defending in the last two fixtures as they were able to keep clean sheets in both the games.

"Away, we haven't defended great, but in the last couple of games we've got a shape and a defensive organisation which I think suits us. We haven't been spectacular, but we have been very disciplined," the former Sunderland boss said.

Despite Mumbai being the favourites against Goa due to the side's recent run of form, Reid insists that he will not be taking Zico's side lightly on Sunday.

"This will be a test against [FC] Goa, because I think they (FC Goa) have been quite unlucky. They have played some good football and created chance, but not been able to convert the chances. Away from home we haven't been consistent. Hopefully, we can put that right," he added.

Where to Watch Live

The ISL match is scheduled for a 4.30 pm IST (11.00 am GMT, 6.00 am ET) start with live TV coverage in India provided by quite a few channels including Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD2, Star Sports 3, Star Gold, Asianet Movies, Suvarna Channel and Jalsha Movies. Viewers can also watch the ISL match via free live streaming online on Starsports.com.

US viewers can live stream the action on FoxSoccer2go, while Europe viewers can catch the action live on Eurosport or their online Player. Middle East and North Africa viewers can watch the game on Bein Sports or via live streaming on Bein Sports Connect.

South Africa and the Sub-Saharan Africa audience can catch the match live on SuperSport or their online option. Australia viewers can catch the match live on Fox Sports 2 or via their live video option online.

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