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NorthEast United will be hoping to beat Mumbai City and finish their ISL campaign on a positive noteISL's official website

NorthEast United FC and Mumbai City FC face each other in a bottom-of-the-table clash in the final group fixture of the Hero Indian Super League at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati.

As both the sides are out of the running to book a place in the final four of the competition, this match will determine which team will finish last in the inaugural season of the ISL.

After starting their ISL campaign with a win over Kerala Blasters, NorthEast United FC failed to find consistency and this resulted in the slipping to the last position in the table, with three wins, five draws and five defeats.

Although they have absolutely no chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the competition, NorthEast will be hoping to win this game and finish their ISL campaign in a more respectable position.

NorthEast United boss Rickie Herbert feels that his side need to bring in more experienced players to improve their performances in the ISL next season.

"I think that we need to improve on our recruiting process. We have 13-14 players from the same club and they were relatively inexperienced at this level," the former New Zealand boss told ISL's official website.

"I feel we also have lacked that extra bit of quality needed in the final third at times. Hopefully, next season, all of this can be changed."

Despite expressing his disappointment on not being able to qualify for the semi-finals, Herbert said he is focusing on the positives.

"I think we were one goal short from being in the top four. I'll take that as one of the many positives from our campaign. The fact that two of the semi-final spots will be decided on the last two days of the group phase is a testament to the high level of competition that has been on show. We would have liked to be in the semi-finals, but I am sure that in the coming years, this franchise will be up there fighting for the title," he added.

Finally the Kiwi boss doesn't feel that his side are the favourites against Mumbai City, even though he admits that his side will be looking for a win on Wednesday.

"A lot of teams have had the 'favourites' tag thrust on them. I would rather look at how we perform. We want a win to send the fans home with a smile on their faces," he concluded.

Meanwhile, Mumbai City will also be looking to end their ISL campaign with a win even though they have no hopes of making it to the semi-finals.

The Ranbir Kapoor co-owned side's chances of make it to the knock-out phases were shattered after Kerala Blasters beat Pune City and climbed to the third position in the table on Tuesday.

And Mumbai boss Peter Reid admits that his side haven't been "good enough" this season.

"I think we just haven't been good enough," the Englishman told ISL's official website. "We have missed our best players at crucial times but that should not be an excuse. That is when the strength and depth of your team comes into the picture, but somehow, we failed to deliver."

Although Reid says that Mumbai City does not believe in revenge, he insists that they will still be looking for a win.

"I do not believe in revenge. Kolkata beat us on the opening night and we beat them on our home turf. That is how the ISL has been. We have been one of the strongest sides on paper but not delivered the results expected of us. We will definitely look to win, make no mistake about that," he added.

Where to Watch Live

The ISL match is scheduled for a 7pm IST (2:30pm BST, 9:30am 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 SuperSport Online. Australia viewers can catch the match live on Fox Sports 2 or via their live video option, online.

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