Defending champion Hyderabad FC takes on Chennaiyin FC within the Hero Indian Super League soccer on the GMC Balayogi Stadium right here on Thursday.
HFC is second on the factors’ desk with 31 factors from 13 video games behind table-topper Mumbai City (33) whereas Chennaiyin has 15 from 12 to be seventh.
In entrance of a house crowd, HFC will purpose to hold on the momentum from its emphatic 3-1 win over FC Goa within the final away sport because of a superb hat-trick by Bartholomew Ogbeche.
Chennaiyin got here again from 0-2 right down to register some extent away towards Jamshedpur within the final spherical and can hope to placed on an identical efficiency on this sport as nicely.
The likes of Petar Sliskovic, Julius Duker, Aakash Sangwan, Vincy Barretto, Edwin Vanspaul and Vafa Hakhamaneshi alongside Anirudh Thapa, who returned from damage, have all been in nice kind for Chennaiyin in current video games.
“Chennaiyin are a very strong team and are currently in a position where they have to win to qualify,” stated HFC head coach Manolo Marquez.
For HFC, the likes of Bartholomew Ogbeche, Javi Siverio, Borja Herrera, Joel Chianese, Mohammad Yasir, Halicharan Narzary, Abdul Rabeeh and Rohit Danu have all been in spectacular kind in entrance of purpose.
Odei Onaindia, Nim Dorjee Tamang, Nikhil Poojary and Akash Mishra have been very good on the again whereas Gurmeet Singh has hardly put a foot mistaken, and collectively stand as one of the best defence within the league this season.
The guests will miss the providers of Abdenasser El Khayati and Rahim Ali, each of whom are out injured.
HFC has Joao Victor and Laxmikant Kattimani nonetheless on the sidelines forward of this tie.
Match begins at 7.30 p.m.
Source web site: www.thehindu.com