After the Christmas break, Kerala Blasters FC is set to take on Hyderabad FC. The Yellow Army hasn’t yet won a single match in the ISL this season, they will be lurking to snatch the three points today. Nizams, on the other hand, it might be safe to say that, have taken the ISL by storm. They will put up a performance no lesser than their best yet against every new side they’ll be facing. It will be truly a challenging outing for Kerala Blasters FC tonight.
THREE INDIANS AND FOREIGNERS TO LOOK-OUT FOR
Jeakson Singh, Mohammad Yasir, Liston Colaco
Facundo Pereyra, Odei Onaindia, Aridane Santana
Jeakson Singh was the super-sub for Kerala Blasters in the last match, bagging an equaliser against SC East Bengal.
Mohammad Yasir and Liston Colaco have been constant performers for the Hyderabad based club this season.
Facundo Pereyra has been a key performer for Kerala Blasters since the departure of Sergio Cidoncha with an average of 3.39 key-passes per 90 minutes, the highest by any player this season.
Odei Onaindia and Aridane Santana have been the key performers for Hyderabad FC since their midfielders have been out from injury since long time.
In the previous post-match press conference, Kibu Vicuña mentioned that Gary Hooper was sustaining some muscular problem as the reason to which the player was substituted in the match.
For Hyderabad FC, reports are suggesting that Joel Chianese, Lluis Sastre and Fran Sandaza are back to the training ground.
Nikhil Poojary is said to be not fully fit.
PROBABLE XI FOR BOTH THE TEAMS
HEAD TO HEAD
Kerala Blasters and Hyderabad have gone head to head only twice and it’s one win a piece.
Kerala Blasters have scored 6 goals against Hyderabad whereas the latter has scored 3 against the prior.
MATCH DAY PREDICTION
Clearly, the inconsistency of Kerala Blasters FC and consistency of Hyderabad FC speaks for itself. We’re predicting an away win tonight.