It hasn’t been an easy season for Hyderabad FC as they’ve just managed to win one game from 16 games while sustaining and three draws and 12 defeats in the ongoing campaign which places them at rock bottom with six points. However, Hyderabad will hope to end their final two games on a positive note as they host Jamshedpur FC next.
Meanwhile, Jamshedpur FC has also no chance of making it to the knockouts after losing three and drawing one on the bounce which positions them 7th in the league with 17 points. With the upcoming fixture being a dead rubber, both sides will be looking to play in a fearless manner and might even give opportunities to some non-regulars.
Date- Thursday, February 13
Kick-Off- 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue- G.M.C Balayogi Athletic Stadium
Rafa Lopez is the only player who’s on the sidelines due to an injury for the hosts. Kattimani is expected to keep between the sticks, while Rai, Adil, Kilgallon and Panwar should form the line of defence. Poojary, Gordillo, Stankovic and Yasir could be filling in at midfield. Bobo and Marcelinho might be persisted with to lead the attack.
Jamshedpur have no such injury concerns prior to the game, however, Farukh Choudhary is ruled out due to suspension. Jairu, Lourenco, Memo and Mandi could formulate the defence, whereas, Aniket, Monroy, Amarjit and Vineeth are likely to occupy the midfield. Passi and Grande could be the front two for the away side.
HYD (Expected Playing 11)- Kattimani; Rai, Adil, Kilgallon, Panwar; Poojary, Gordillo, Stankovic, Yasir; Bobo, Marcelinho
JFC (Expected Playing 11)- Sardar; Jairu, Lourenco, Memo, Mandi; Aniket, Monroy, Amarjit, Vineeth; Grande, Passi
Bobo has one of the rare standouts for Hyderabad FC on the attacking front. The centre-forward has five goals and has made 275 successful passes from 12 games this season.
Aitor Monroy has been pivotal in central midfield for Jamshedpur FC and has completed 956 passes from 16 games along with 105 tackles in the process.
Marcelinho has been inconsistent this season for Hyderabad FC but can prove to be the danger man for his side. The Brazillian has five goals, two assists and has made 457 successful passes in the process.
A draw seems to be the likely outcome considering both teams have been struggling.
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