Match 86 of the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) season sees Hyderabad FC take on NorthEast United FC at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco, Goa, in the second fixture of Sunday's doubleheader.
Hyderabad FC face NorthEast United FC as the battle for top four heats up. The Highlanders came back twice to secure a 2-2 draw against FC Goa, while Hyderabad beat Chennaiyin FC 2-0 to remain unbeaten in seven matches. Manuel Marquez's side have not yet lost a match in the New Year and have kept three clean sheets in their last seven games.
Interim coach Khalid Jamil's side have won three and drawn one of their last four games. Close 2-1 wins over ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC, and a strong comeback against FC Goa saw them extend their unbeaten run to five games. Level on points with Hyderabad FC and FC Goa, NorthEast United FC will be determined to make it to the playoffs for only the second time in seven years.
Venue and Telecast details:
Venue: Tilak Maidan, Vasco, Goa,
Time: 7:30pm IST
English Telecast: Star Sports 1 SD & HD, Star Sports 2 SD & HD
Hindi Telecast: Star Sports Hindi 1 SD & HD, Star Sports 3, Star Gold 2
Live Stream: Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV
Goalkeepers: Lalbiakhlua Jongte, Laxmikant Kattimani, Manas Dubey, Sankar Roy
Defenders: Akash Mishra, Asish Rai, Chinglensana Singh, Dimple Bhagat, Kynsailang Khongsit, Nikhil Prabhu, Odei Onaindia, Sahil Panwar
Midfielders: Abhishek Halder, Sahil Tavora, Halicharan Narzary, Hitesh Sharma, Joao Victor, Laldanmawia Ralte, Lluis Sastre, Mark Zothanpuia, Mohammed Yasir, Nikhil Poojary, Souvik Chakrabarti, Sweden Fernandes, Roland Alberg
Forwards: Aridane Santana, Fran Sandaza, Ishan Dey, Joel Chianese, Lalawmpuia, Liston Colaco, Rohit Danu
Key Players: Aridane Santana, Fran Sandaza
NorthEast United FC
Goalkeepers: Gurmeet, Nikhil Deka, Sanjiban Ghosh, Subhasish Roy
Defenders: Ashutosh Mehta, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Gurjinder Kumar, Mashoor Shereef, Nabin Rabha, Nim Dorjee, Provat Lakra, Wayne Vaz
Midfielders: Federico Gallego, Imran Khan, Khassa Camara, Lalengmawia, Lalrempuia Fanai, Pragyan Gogoi, Rochharzela
Forwards: Britto PM, Idrissa Sylla, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Deshorn Brown, Lalkhawpuimawia, Luis Machado, Suhair Vadakkepeedika
Key Players: Federico Gallego, Deshorn Brown
Prediction: The last time these two teams met, Hyderabad FC defeated NorthEast United FC 4-2. Both teams have improved since and Sunday's fixture promises to be a cracker of a game. The Highlanders are high on confidence right now, and the Nizams might find it difficult to reel them in.
We predict a 1-0 win for NorthEast United FC.