Hyderabad FC and NorthEast United FC will be facing each other for an exciting clash today at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim.
Hyderabad FC are currently in a 3 match unbeaten run. They have won against Bengaluru FC in their previous encounter with a scoreline of 1-0 where their star striker Bartholomew Ogbeche got on the scoresheet. The Nizams will be going for the three points to get a spot in the top four.
NorthEast United FC on the other hand have won only one game in their last five fixtures. Federico Gallego’s injury is having a huge impact on the Highlanders as they are missing one of the key players who constantly creates chances for the team. They lost their last game against Odisha FC with a scoreline of 0-1 where NorthEast took 14 shots but only two of them were on target.
Hyderabad FC will be without the services of Halicharan Narzary, Mohammad Yasir and Souvik Chakrabarti for this game.
NorthEast United FC will be going forward without the long term absence of Federico Gallego.
3 Indian Players to look out for
The national team defender is once again having a great season as the first-choice Indian CB for Manolo Marquez. Sana Singh along with Juanan Gonzalez have held the fort high for the Nizams as they have conceded only three goals this season which puts them in second place in the category right below Chennaiyin FC. Sana will be crucial for today’s game against NorthEast United FC to stop the likes of Deshorn Brown, VP Suhair and Khassa Camara from scoring goals.
The youngest goalscorer of Hyderabad FC is having his best time with the club as he has played in every game for the Nizams this season. Rohit Danu only played five games last season and contributed to two late equalizers. He already has a goal to his name this season and started for the first time in the game against Bengaluru FC.
NEUFC’s key Indian striker already has a goal and assist to his name. Suhair is one of the most important players for the Highlanders who also put in a lot of effort in defensive work. Suhair along with Khassa Camara and Deshorn Brown will cause a lot of problems for the Nizams today.
3 Foreign Players to look out for
It’s the fourth season in the Indian Super League for Big Bart and he is on his way to becoming the top goalscorer of the league. Ogbeche has been crucial for the Nizams upfront, scoring three goals in four games this season, and will be looking to get his name on the scoresheet in tonight’s game.
The former Mumbai City FC custodian is doing an amazing job filling in the shoes of Dylan Fox. With 8 clearances, 16 tackles and 17 interceptions, Hernan Santana has been standing tall for NorthEast United FC’s defense and will be an important player today for the Highlanders to stop Hyderabad’s strong attack.
The Jamaican has extended his stay with the Highlanders for the ongoing season, which is unquestionably the best decision taken by the club. Deshorn Brown joined NEUFC in the winter transfer window last season and scored five goals in nine games, having a huge impact on their journey to the playoffs. The 30-year-old striker will once again look to prove his worth this season and in today’s game.
NorthEast United FC
Total Matches – 4, HFC Wins – 2, Draws – 1, NEUFC Wins – 1
The last encounter between the two clubs ended in a goalless draw.
The Nizams are looking for a win to finish in the top four and the Highlanders are desperate to get three points and their second win of the season. Both the clubs will be fighting for the 3 crucial points as the league stage of the Indian Super League becomes more interesting with each passing game. IFTWC predicts a stalemate with a few goals to be seen.
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