Hyderabad FC will hope to take over their winning ways after suffering two consecutive defeats in a row. The visitors FC Goa will count on their momentum and would be fancying their chances to win tonight so as to solidify their place in the top four.
Hyderabad FC were a formidable side in the early stages of the league despite of having a depleted foreign contingent. They relied heavily on their Indian players who rather punched above their belt and proved their mettle against huge names. FC Goa on the other hand have supposedly found their winning formula as they got the better of Jamshedpur FC after hitting a rough patch.
Three Indian Players to watch out for:
The Goan prodigy has been in an absolute form for Hyderabad FC. The young attacker seems to be raring to take on the pitch to face his ex team in what seems to be a riveting encounter.
The midfield general for FC Goa, Brandon has been enforcing a significant difference day in day out for his club. With 2 assists to his name in 5 games Brandon will be aiming to better his last season stats in the games to come.
The center back has been rock solid in the back four for Hyderabad FC. He’s one of the best revelations of the season with some phenomenal numbers to prove his performance.
Top Three Foreign players
The Goal machine is currently leading the Golden boot chart with as much as 8 goals netted in so far. Igor’s hunt for more goals will surely continue as he’d look forward to add to his tally tonight.
The Brazilian midfielder has been crucial for Hyderabad. His dominance in the midfield is attested by more than 300 passes and touches in 7 games.
The versatile Spaniard is showing incremental step ups in his form day by day. Be it passing or shooting Jorge has showed great signs and we can surely expect him to deliver against Hyderabad FC.
From the Dugout
Hyderabad FC might have their full foreign contingent available against FC Goa as Joel Chianese and Luis Sastre are set to return to the Matchday squads. They might start from the bench for time being.
Hyderabad FC has also acquired the services of Dutch midfielder Roland Alberg for the remainder of 2020-21 season:
Subrata Paul, Ashish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra, Hitesh Sharma, Joao Victor, Nikhil Poojary, Mohammed Yasir, Halicharan Narzary, Aridane Santana
Mohammad Nawaz, Seriton Fernandes, Aiban Dohling, Ivan Gonzalez, Saviour Gama, Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Jorge Ortiz, Alberto Noguera, Brandon Fernandes, Igor Angulo
Head to Head
Hyderabad FC and FC Goa have faced each other just twice before this encounter, and in both the games FC Goa had an upperhand.
Matches Played- 2
FC Goa wins- 2
Hyderabad FC wins- 0