New Delhi, March 2 -- Mumbai City FC will travel to take on Punjab FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi as the Matchweek 18 of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 commences with the doubleheader on Saturday.

The Islanders are within touching distance from the top spot, currently at third place in the standings. With 32 points from 16 games, they will equal the top-placed Odisha FC (35), who solidified their hold over the pole position in the table with a 2-1 comeback win against East Bengal FC last evening. Mumbai City has won nine and drawn five matches and lost just two.

Regardless, the Petr Kratky-coached team has an inferior goal difference (13), as compared to Odisha FC (15), and hence their motive must be not only to ...