Delhi Dynamos host NorthEast United FC in the 28th game of the Indian Super League this season on Tuesday evening, and the home side will be looking to making their first appearance in the top of the table after recording all the three points tonight.
The home side come into the game at the backdrop of a dramatic win against Atletico de Kolkata at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, and that confidence is expected to remain with them now as they play their second home game of the season tonight.
The visitors meanwhile are seventh in the table as of now and they have to get back all the confidence after Mumbai City FC handed them a 5-1 hammering in their previous game. The away form of NorthEast United FC has not been good at all as they have lost all their away games.
However, Roberto Carlos, head coach-cum-player, Delhi Dynamos, is not taking things lightly.
"Sometimes the table doesn't show the skills of each team. NorthEast is a great team with great players. We are going to struggle to win tomorrow. It will be very tough," Carlos said ahead of the game.
"We have been through that when we played against Mumbai. Obviously, I hope we don't have the same result as Mumbai (a 0-2 loss)," the Brazilian added.
Carlos also confirmed that he could also be set to feature in his first home game of the ISL tonight. "Yes, I will play a little. I will team up with [John Arne] Riise. What can be better than that!"
For Cesar Farias, head coach, NorthEast United FC, it's all about remain positive ahead of the game. Speaking of his tactics ahead of the game, the Venezuelan coach said: "In this league, all the teams are very even. So every game brings a different story.
"Against Dynamos, we will look to control the ball and try to keep a clean sheet. We will stay compact and sharpen our attacks," Farias explained.
"It makes us feel happy to have the support of our people. We hope to give them a good game and a good result," he heaped praise on the team's supporters.
Meanwhile, British pro boxer Amir Khan has confirmed that he will be in the stands tonight to see the two teams battle it out on the football pitch.
Delhi Dynamos - Indian fullback Souvik Chakraborty is serving a one-match suspension after picking up a red card in the previous game, and he will not be a part of tonight's game.
NorthEast United FC - Robin Gurung and Boithang Haokip remain doubtful for the game. While the former may have recoverd from an injury, he may not be available for tonight's match. Boithang, meanwhile, is battling an eye infection.
Live streaming & TV information
Delhi Dynamos vs NorthEast United FC is scheduled for a 7 pm IST (2.30 pm BST, 9.30 am ET) start.
Where to watch in 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).
Where to watch in the UK, South East Asia, Singapore, and Hong Kong -- Star Gold.
Where to watch in Canada -- CBN and ATN.
Where to watch in Europe -- Eurosport. The live streaming is available on Eurosport Player.
Where to watch in the Middle East and North Africa -- OSN, with the live streaming option on OSN Play.