Delhi Dynamos host fellow strugglers Mumbai City at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the Indian Super League on Friday.
Both teams are currently bottom of the table; Delhi have just 10 points from 10 matches, while Mumbai have 12. However, both sides still have a chance of qualifying into the knockout stages but today's result will be a crucial factor on that front.
Delhi have struggled since the start of the ISL, and have never looked capable of putting on a good run of results. However, they posted an important away win over NorthEast United FC in their last fixture, and coach Harm van Veldhoven will now be desperately hoping his team to pull off a winning streak.
"Every game is different. It is important to make combinations and to score goals. We had tried out some new things. We cannot play with the same players all the time," the ISL website quoted van Veldhoven as saying.
"We also have to analyse the opponent's strengths and weaknesses and choose the team accordingly for that particular game. Maybe we play in the same organisation but with different players."
Mumbai, on the other hand, have failed to score in their last three matches. And after three goalless draws, they were comprehensively beaten by league leaders Chennaiyin FC 3-0 in the last game. However, Peter Reid's men know they are only three points behind third-placed FC Goa, who have played a game more.
"If you look at the league table, you will realise that the league is very tight except for Chennai who have some room at the top. Anyone can beat anyone. We are expecting a hard but exciting game," Reid pointed out.
"The teams are evenly matched and they don't want to get beaten. They want to win but mostly, they don't want to be beaten. That is why there haven't been many goals."
Delhi: Wim Raymaekers misses out once again while fellow defender Souvik Chakraborty is suspended but forwards Alessandro Del Piero and Mads Junker are fit to start.
Mumbai: Midfielder Andre Moritz, who scored a hattrick against Pune City earlier in the competition, has been ruled out with a hamstring problem but star players Nicolas Anelka and Freddie Ljungberg are fit.
Delhi: van Hout; Naoba, Anwar, Houben, Ghosh; Bruno, Mulder; Dias, Elias, dos Santos; Junker
Mumbai: Paul; Costa, Mondal, Friedrich, Nabi; Stohanzl, Ledzelter; Subash, Ljungberg, Didika; Anelka
Where to Watch Live
The match is scheduled for a 7 pm IST (1.30 pm GMT, 8.30 am ET) start with live coverage in India on Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD2, Star Sports 3, Star Gold, Asianet Movies, Suvarna Channel and Jalsha Movies. Viewers can also watch the match via free live streaming online on Starsports.com.
South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa audience can catch the ISL game live on SuperSport or their online option. Australia viewers can catch the match live on Fox Sports or via their live video option online. Middle East and North Africa viewers can watch the game on Bein Sports or via live streaming on Bein Sports Connect.