East Bengal FC look to register first Hero ISL win in Guwahati

East Bengal FC cross swords with North East United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on October 20. The match is slated to begin at 7:30 PM (IST).

Both teams have had underwhelming starts to their Indian Super League (ISL) campaign and would look to draw first blood in this high-voltage encounter.

The Red and Gold Brigade were inches away from a stalemate at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata in their last game against FC Goa, but an Edu Bedia free-kick spoilt their party. The Gaurs won the game 2-1 and East Bengal FC are still in search of their maiden ISL victory this season.

V.P. Suhair’s encounter with his old club
Kerala-born striker V.P. Suhair will be in action against his former club NorthEast United FC on Thursday in Guwahati. The striker plied his trade for the Highlanders in the last 2 ISL seasons and the 30-year-old netted 7 goals for them.

East Bengal fans set to travel to Guwahati
We all know the fans are the heart and soul of East Bengal FC. They are expected to throng the stadium in Guwahati in large numbers. Several fans will be travelling to the NorthEast and will be pouring in their support for our team. The fans will be the 12th man of the club and their support would be extremely crucial for the Red and Gold Brigade.

Stephen Contantine is a positive man
East Bengal FC Head Coach Stephen Constantine is unaffected is brimming with positivity ahead of his side’s third game this season.
“We have started finding rhythm. I have seen this in training as well. In the last couple of days, we have worked very hard. Hopefully, on Thursday, we can get a positive result,” Constantine told the media ahead of their clash against North East United FC.
“We are pretty positive. We are taking one game at a time. Now we are focusing on NorthEast United. We are very positive about our next game because we have worked very hard in training and the Coach has worked hard with us,” the former Indian National Team Head Coach added.