I-League: East Bengal cautious ahead of Aizawl game

East Bengal will be hoping to grab full points when it takes on Aizawl FC in the 17th round of the I-League on Monday.

East Bengal needs to grab full points to be in the title race.   -  I-League

East Bengal will be hoping to grab full points when it takes on Aizawl FC in the 17th round of the I-League on Monday.

East Bengal is currently placed third with 32 points from 16 games, five less than current leader Chennai City FC, which is on top of the league table with 37 points from 17 games.

For Aizawl, it will be a chance to beat East Bengal twice in this edition having won their home leg by 3-2 margin in November last year.

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East Bengal has conceded only 17 goals this season with the likes of Costa Rican World Cupper Johnny Acosta, Borja Gomez and Chullova manning the defence. Aizawl FC’s forward line comprising Zikahi Dodoz, Kromah and Jaryan have flattered to deceive with only 17 goals from 16 games to show for their efforts.

With the likes of Mexican Esqueda and one of the best finds of Indian football Joby Justin in the forward line, the host has a lethal attack force up its sleeves who have been creating trouble for all the opponents this season.

Aizawl, on the other hand, would have major defensive worries, having leaked as many as 24 goals in sixteen games so far. It has not been able to score many as well, managing only 17 goals from 18 games so far.

Incidentally, Joby is the third highest goal scorer (top scorer among Indians) in the current season with nine goals to his kitty.

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