Mohun Bagan Super Giant aims to carry on their winning streak in the ISL against Hyderabad FC played at a neutral venue in Kalinga Stadium.
HFC vs MBSG Match Details
Date: Saturday, 2 December 2023
Time: 20:00 (IST)
Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar
HFC vs MBSG Match Preview
Hyderabad FC's miserable run in the ISL continued as they suffered a narrow 1-0 loss to Kerala Blasters in Kochi. Milos Drincic scored the winner for the home side minutes before the half-time break with the Nawabs failing to grab at least a draw as they have done in the three games prior. The 2022 ISL trophy winners also went back to the last position on the ISL table after Punjab secured a thrilling 3-3 draw against Bengaluru FC on the last day of November. The problem for Thangboi Singto’s team only increases from here as they have to face a top-five opponent in the next three league games in Mohun Bagan Super Giant, Odisha FC and NorthEast United. Finding their first win of the season will be a tough one to think against these oppositions. Hyderabad FC will hope to cause an upset against the Mariners who are wounded by AFC Cup elimination with this meeting being a tight affair in the recent past. The Nawabs want to make it tough for the opposition again but wanting a positive outcome this time around.
Mohun Bagan Super Giant will arrive in this fixture, which is being played at Kalinga Stadium and not Hyderabad FC’s home venue in Gachibowli, not in the best of the mood. The team that spent big in the summer to produce something significant in the AFC Cup are now knocked out of the competition after back-to-back defeats in the group stages of the competition. The latest one came only this week in their own backyard in the Salt Lake Stadium against fellow ISL side Odisha FC. Iincidentally their next league fixture is at the club’s home stadium. The Mariners had to suffer an embarrassing 5-2 loss in the encounter despite taking the lead through Hugo Boumous and substitute Kiyan Nassiri making it 3-2 in the second half. The late goals conceded were a dagger to the chest for the ISL trophy holders who are hoping to bounce back in the league where they have won all their games so far. Against a struggling side, Juan Ferrando’s team would like to maintain their form despite not having the injured key players at their disposal again.
HFC vs MBSG Team News
Dimitri Petratos and Manvir Singh are once again out with injury. Center-back Anwar Ali will not be available this year due to his ankle issue with Ashique Kuruniyan ruled out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury. Midfielder Anirudh Thapa will start again after making a substitute appearance in the AFC Cup game having recovered from a niggle. Kiyan Nassiri could make a start up front having made a goal-scoring impact as a sub in his last two games for Mohun Bagan Super Giant. On the other hand, Hyderabad FC have a fully fit squad available to them for this clash.
HFC vs MBSG Predicted Lineups
HFC: Gurmeet Singh; Nikhil Poojary, Chinglensana Singh, Oswaldo Alanis; Abdul Rabeeh, Sahil Tavora, Joao Victor, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy; Mohammad Yasir, Felipe Amorin, Joe Knowles
MBSG: Vishal Kaith; Brendan Hamill, Héctor Yuste, Subhasish Bose; Asish Rai, Hugo Boumous, Anirudh Thapa, Liston Colaco; Sahal Samad, Jason Cummings, Kiyan Nassiri
HFC vs MBSG Head to Head
Played - 10
HFC won - 2
Drawn - 6
MBSG won - 2
HFC vs MBSG Dream11 Prediction
GK: Kaith (7.5)
DEF: Poojary (8), Alanis (7), Bose (8.5)
MID: Knowles (9), Cummings (8.5), Victor (9), Sahal (8.5), Colaco (9)
FW: Amorin (7.5), Nassiri (7)
Vice-captain: Sahal Samad
Captain: Liston Colaco
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