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Mumbai City FC come face to face against Delhi Dynamos in the 22nd fixture of the Hero Indian Super League at the DY Patil Stadium.

Mumbai City FC's campaign has been very inconsistent so far as they have failed to find momentum in the debut season of the Hero Indian Super League.

After their humiliating 0-3 defeat to Atletico de Kolkata in their opening fixture, they went on to register a crushing 5-0 win over Pune City.

Then they suffered two consecutive defeats against NorthEast United (2-0) and Chennaiyin FC (5-1), before recording a narrow 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters in their last fixture.

And Mumbai captain Syed Rahim Nabi despite admitting that his side have not been consistent, feels that his side are finally "gelling together."

"We thrashed Pune by five goals and most people said that we were the side to beat," Nabi told ISL's official website.

"All of a sudden we lost two games and everyone said that we will not qualify for the semi-finals. At the beginning of the tournament, people were calling us potential champions, but I believe we are gelling together well now and will get some good results."

Although Mumbai are not favourites against the Dynamos on Wednesday, Nabi insists that the home advantage will help them get a positive result against the Alessandro Del Piero led team.

"We are playing for our fans tomorrow. They will inspire us to do our best. We want to repay them for being so supportive even when we were faltering," he added.

Meanwhile, the Dynamos will be hoping to bounce back following their 1-2 defeat against FC Goa in their last fixture.

Despite not being able to win all their opening games of the ISL, the Dynamos were on an unbeaten run (along with Atletico de Kolkata) until they suffered a defeat in their last fixture against Zico's FC Goa.

And Delhi Dynamos FC manager Harm van Veldhoven feels that his side were defeat due to their lack of focus in the closing stages of the game.

"I thought we lacked some sharpness leading into the final stages in the game against Goa. Some of the players were slightly fatigued because of the last game that they had played. A couple of mistakes were enough for us to lose the game."

Still van Veldhoven feels that his side have done well despite them currently being in fifth place in the ISL.

"I think we have played pretty decently in the ISL so far. Football is a funny old game," van Veldhoven told ISL's official website.

Finally, the Dutch-Belgian boss despite admitting that Mumbai are "very good defensively", feels that his side can take advantage of their opponents inconsistency and beat them on Wednesday

"Yes, Mumbai were very good defensively, but you must remember that they have been not that consistent," he added. "With all due respect to Mumbai, I am interested in how my lads perform and I am confident in their ability to deliver."

Where to Watch Live

The ISL match is scheduled for a 7 pm IST (2.30 pm BST, 9.30 am ET) start with live TV coverage in India provided by a lot of 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

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 Sub Saharan Africa audience can catch the ISL 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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