Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash , being played at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Goa.
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9:16 pm: Stat- One for the history books!
Hyderabad needs a point more to break the club record of most points in a Hero ISL season. The current club record is 29 points and it achieved this in the 2020-21 season of the Hero ISL.
8:50 pm: Head to head record!
In the five matches contested, FC Goa has won thrice while the remaining two fixtures ended in a draw meaning Hyderabad FC are yet to defeat FC Goa in the ISL.
8:30 pm: Starting lineups out!
Hyderabad FC: Kattimani(GK); Asish, Chinglesana, Juanan, Akash; Sauvik, Nikhil, Joao(C); Danu, Chianese, Ogbeche.
Subs: Gurmeet(GK); Nim, Pritam; Khassa, Aniket, Yasir, Sahil, Aaren, Javier.
Coach: Manolo Marquez.
FC Goa: Dheeraj(GK); Leander, Saviour, Ivan, Anwar; Bedia, Noguera, Brandon, Princeton, Chothe; Ortiz.
Subs: Tiwari(GK); Sanson, Dylan, Seriton, Mohamed; Naorem, Nemil; Cabrera, Devendra.
Coach: Derrick Pereira.
8:15 pm: Our predicted XI for tonight's match!
Hyderabad FC Predicted XI: Laxmikant Kattimani (GK), Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra, Asish Rai, Joao Victor(C), Aniket Jadhav, Sauvik Chakrabarti, Nikhil Poojary, Javier Siverio, Bartholomew Ogbeche.
FC Goa Predicted XI: Dheeraj Moirangthem (GK), Anwar Ali, Dylan Fox, Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, Glan Martins, Brandon Fernandes (C), Alberto Noguera, Makan Chothe, Princeton Rebello and Jorge Ortiz
Hyderabad FC is on top of the Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) table with 29 points but there are a number of teams breathing down its neck. The league-leader has a good chance to consolidate its position when it takes on a troubled FC Goa at Bambolim on Saturday, the day's second fixture with a 9.30 p.m. kickoff.
Goa, in the ninth spot in the 11-team league with 18 points, has been battling COVID problems.
“In the last match, we had COVID cases just two days before the match and we couldn’t train the day before. Even today morning we had a couple of positive cases and we are not sure what will happen,” said Goa's head coach Derrick Pereira on Friday.
The semifinal doors are virtually closed for Goa but Pereira said that the team will still fight hard in the remaining matches. The last encounter between the two earlier this season ended in a 1-1 draw.
Hyderabad is on a high, enjoying its best-ever season and its 37-year-old Nigerian striker Bartholomew Ogbeche, now in the form of his life, is the ISL's highest goalscorer this season with 14 goals.
“FC Goa is one of the best teams in the league and they have had their challenges. We have to be at our best. There are six teams and four places and some teams have more games to play. So the table is not real. We need to go step by step,” said Manolo Marquez, the Hyderabad head coach.
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