Hyderabad FC and ATK Mohun Bagan are going to have an intriguing clash today at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco
Hyderabad FC has been unbeaten for 10 games now, in those 10 games they have had 6 draws, they are currently in the 4th position in the points table with 27 points, if they win this game it will be an advantage for them to get into the playoffs.
ATK Mohun Bagan is in first place on the table with 39 points, they are on a winning streak, they have won their last five games. If they win this game then it is easier for them to get the ACL spot which both ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC have been aiming for this season.
3 INDIANS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Akash Mishra, Chinglensana Singh and Manvir Singh are the three Indians to look out for.
Akash Mishra needs no introduction, the 19-year-old left-back has been one of the most consistent players for Hyderabad FC. His tackles, interceptions and also the amount of effort he puts in for Hyderabad FC’s attack has been so helpful for them. He will surely be there on the left flank to help Hyderabad’s defence as always.
Chinglensana Singh, the former FC Goa player who hasn’t got any minutes when he was with Goa has been one of the best Indian signings of Hyderabad FC. He has replaced Adil Khan and cemented his place in the defensive line of Hyderabad FC. The last time ATK Mohun Bagan faced Hyderabad FC, Sana Singh has marked Roy Krishna so well and didn’t let him score. He will be trying to do that again this time.
Manvir Singh, the ATK Mohun Bagan’s forward has been involved a lot in their attack, he has scored four goals and has given three assists which had put him in the second position in the top Indian goal scorer’s list along with Halicharan Narzary, he is surely going to have a huge impact on Hyderabad FC’s defence.
3 FOREIGN PLAYERS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Odei Onaindia, David Williams and Roy Krishna are the three foreign players to look out for.
Odei Onaindia, the former Segunda B Division player has been one of the key players in Hyderabad FC’s squad, he is the only foreign player to play every game for Hyderabad FC. He has a whooping 71 clearances to his name and no player in the ISL has dribbled past him in 18 games.
Roy Krishna and David Williams are the two foreign players from ATK Mohun Bagan to look out for. Just like last season, the duo of Roy Krishna and Williams has been spectacular, they have scored many goals together. David Williams has 3 goals and 1 assist to his name this season.
Whereas Roy Krishna has 14 goals and 4 assists this season, which has put him on top for the golden boot race. This duo will create many problems for Hyderabad FC tonight.
Hyderabad FC has one injured player and that is Asish Rai.
ATK Mohun Bagan has Edu Garcia and Marcelinho injured for this game.
Hydearabad FC (4-2-3-1) –
Laxmikant Kattimani (GK), Akash Mishra (LB), Chinglensana Singh (LCB), Odei Onaindia (RCB), Nikhil Poojary (RB), Joao Victor (LDM), Hitesh Sharma (RDM), Halicharan Narzary (LW), Joel Chianese (CAM), Mohammad Yasir (RW), Aridane Santana (ST).
ATK Mohun Bagan (3-4-3) –
Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Sandesh Jhingan (CB), Pritam Kotal (CB), Tiri (CB), Manvir Singh (LM), Carl McHugh (CM), Lenny Rodrigues (CM), Subhasish Bose (RM), Javier Hernandez (FWD), Roy Krishna (FWD), David Williams (FWD).
Both the teams need points for achieving their goals which they have set this season, so it is going to be an interesting battle as all the players will be giving their 100% to get what their teams want. We predict a draw for both teams.