NorthEast United FC and Hyderabad FC are going to have an intriguing clash today at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco.
NorthEast United has unfortunately not won a game in their last four matches. Which is something the Highlanders will keep in mind and use it as fuel for their game today and get to the top four in the points table.
Whereas their opponent Hyderabad FC have won only one game in their last four matches. Hyderabad FC has got back all their main foreign players from the injuries so they will also be aiming for the three points to get back to the top four in the points table.
3 INDIANS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Apuia Ralte, Rochharzela, Mohammad Yasir are the Indian players to look out for.
All these three youngsters don’t need any introduction, they are the best young Indian midfielders both of the teams have.
The 20-year-old Apuia Ralte is the youngest ever captain in the history of ISL. He has played all the matches for the Highlanders and has captained two games this season. Rochharzela has played six games this season and has already scored a goal and given an assist. Which is really impressive for the young midfielder.
Mohammad Yasir is a significant player for Hyderabad FC’s midfield. His dribbles and accurate passes are something which helps them a lot and he will surely have a huge impact today just like the last game against Chenniayin FC.
3 FOREIGN PLAYERS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Benjamin Lambot, Joao Victor and Joel Chianese are the foreign players to look out for.
The Belgium defender Lambot along with Dylan Fox are one of the toughest defending duos in ISL this season. They are the reason for the strong defence of NorthEast United FC.
Joao Victor is one of the two foreign players who has been consistent for Hyderabad FC this season. His defensive skills play a major role for Hyderabad FC. His decisive passes and clearances have helped the Nizams many times.
The Australian player Joel Chianese is the most versatile foreign player for Hyderabad and he can cause a lot of problems for NorthEast as he can switch his positions throughout the game and confuse the opponents.
Hyderabad FC has two injured players, their foreign player Fran Sandaza and Nikhil Poojary are injured.
NorthEast United FC has no injured players for this game so they will be playing with their full squad.
HEAD TO HEAD
Hyderabad and NorthEast United FC have faced each other two times last season where NorthEast United FC won the first match by scoring one goal and Hyderabad FC won the second match by scoring five goals and NorthEast have scored only one goal.
NorthEast United FC (4-4-2) –
Gurmeet Singh(GK), Gurjinder Kumar, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Ashutosh Mehta, Khassa Camara, Lalengmawia, Federico Gallego, Rocharzella, Idrissa Sylla, VP Suhair.
HYDERABAD FC (4-2-3-1) –
Laxmikant Kattimani (GK), Akash Mishra (LB), Chinglensana Singh (CB), Odei Onaindia (CB), Ashish Rai (RB), Joao Victor (LDM), Hitesh Sharma (RDM), Halicharan Narzary (LW), Joel Chianese (CAM), Mohammad Yasir (RW), Aridane Santana (ST).
NorthEast have seen a depth recently and lack of ideas, while Hyderabad has done remarkable work. NorthEast have not won any of their last five games and Hyderabad lost in three games and won one game in their last four games. So it is going to be an interesting tactical battle. With NorthEast not winning a game, they will be craving for a win so we predict a win for NorthEast United FC.