East Bengal will open their I-League 2019-20 campaign against Real Kashmir at the Salt Lake Stadium today (Wednesday). The runners-up last year, East Bengal will be aiming for a winning start in their bid to end the I-League title drought. The Golden and Red brigade from Kolkata have not won an I-League title till date.
Real Kashmir, first professional club from the Valley, on their I-League debut season last year have been impressive. The Kashmir outfit have shown their might with wins over the likes of Mohun Bagan and Chruchill Brothers.
The boys from the Valley, who have prepared for the season away from home, cannot be taken easily as they will be gunning for an upset win at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
The two teams in their earlier meeting in Srinagar last year had played out a draw. The pressure in such a scenario will be on the home team. The visiting team coach Davis Robertson is confident of a good show.
Real Kashmir are upbeat with the arrival of ex-NEROCA FC striker Singham Subash Singh and winger Kallum Michael Higginbotham. The latter is fresh from a stint with the Scottish Championship side Dunfermline Athletic Football Club.
The match at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata is scheduled to start at 5:00 pm. Fans can catch the action LIVE on Dsport.