Unbeaten Mohun Bagan eye top spot against Lajong

An in-form Mohun Bagan will look to go atop the points table when it hosts Shillong Lajong in an I-League fixture, at the Barasat stadium here on Wednesday.

Mohun Bagan is the only unbeaten side in this league so far, and the side is coming into the contest on the back of a brilliant 2-0 win over leader Bengaluru FC.   -  V Sreenivasa Murthy

An in-form Mohun Bagan will look to go atop the points table when it hosts Shillong Lajong in an I-League fixture, at the Barasat stadium here on Wednesday.

Mohun Bagan is the only unbeaten side in this league so far, and the side is coming into the contest on the back of a brilliant 2-0 win over leader Bengaluru FC.

The defending champion is second in the standings with 14 points from six matches, a point behind Bengaluru who have played two more matches.

Lajong is presently sixth on the table with eight points. The visitor is coming into this match after playing out a goalless draw against Aizawl FC on Saturday.

Thangboi Singto’s boys are yet to win an away match in the league and they will have to raise their performance a notch to secure a creditable result.

Lajong has scored only two goals from eight matches and Singto will be hoping that his Brazilian front man Uilliams Souza fires against a Mohun Bagan defence which hasn’t conceded in the last three matches.

Mohun Bagan ‘keeper Debjit Majumdar has also been in impressive form.

Nigerian Penn Orji and Boithang Haokip will have to play crucial roles in midfield as their defence is expected to be under pressure against Bagan’s formidable offensive unit.

Goals galore

The attacking potency of the home team has seen the team score the most goals (12) in the tournament so far with Sony Norde, Cornell Glen, Yusa Katsumi, Balwant Singh and Jeje Lalpekhlua among goals.

Glen is among the most successful strikers in the league with four strikes.

“We have to get a strong mindset to do well against the defending champions. We need to convert the chances we create in the match. It will be a tough match but with the right approach we can fight against Mohun Bagan and get a positive result,” Singto said on Tuesday.

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