Sporting Clube de Goa will take on East Bengal at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao in an I-League fixture for December 5.
As things stand, East Bengal are clearly on the rise in recent times. They go into the encounter with four wins from their previous five matches after winning none in their first couple of games.
East Bengal have 13 points from seven games and are currently perched at the fifth place in the points table. But have played a game lesser than all the four sides ranked above it. A win here will leapfrog them over traditional rivals Mohun Bagan and Prayag United.
Sporting Clube de Goa are only a point behind East Bengal and are at the sixth spot in the table. Despite having a chance to go to the fifth spot if they can beat East Bengal, Sporting Clube de Goa will know the difficulty of the exercise. In the previous five games against East Bengal, their best result is a 1-1 draw. They have lost three of those five games.
East Bengal were 8-1 winners over HAL Bangalore in the last game while Sporting Clube de Goa went down 1-2 to Mumbai FC in the previous encounter.
The Sporting Clube de Goa v East Bengal I-League match will begin at 3.30 pm local time (10.00 am GMT).