Defending champion Hyderabad FC takes on Chennaiyin FC within the Hero Indian Tremendous 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 Metropolis (33) whereas Chennaiyin has 15 from 12 to be seventh.
In entrance of a house crowd, HFC will goal to hold on the momentum from its emphatic 3-1 win over FC Goa within the final away recreation due to an excellent hat-trick by Bartholomew Ogbeche.
Chennaiyin got here again from 0-2 right down to register a degree away in opposition to Jamshedpur within the final spherical and can hope to placed on an analogous efficiency on this recreation as properly.
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 superb type for Chennaiyin in latest 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 type 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 incorrect, and collectively stand as the most effective 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.