Hyderabad FC will look to continue its unbeaten run when it meets Odisha FC in Match 43 of the Indian Super League at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolin in Goa on Tuesday.
Hyderabad FC has not lost a game since its opening fixture and will be looking to get over its tendency to drop points, something that has troubled it in its last two games against FC Goa and SC East Bengal respectively.
Hyderabad’s head coach Manolo Marquez was full of praises for Kiko Ramirez, the Odisha FC manager, but bubbled in confidence about his team’s preparation as well.
“For me, Odisha has the best foreign players in the league, even better than the teams at the top of the table..of Course, they have a strong team, and they can beat any team, but then again we can beat them,” he said before the match.
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Odisha FC, in spite of initial sparks from Javier Hernandez and Aridai Cabrera, has fizzled out after a promising start in the league, managing to earn just four points from a possible 15 in its last five games.
But Ramirez has looked optimistic, saying that he sees the team in a good position with just three points from the second position with one game in hand.
He clarified that Sahil Panwar was fit again to play and will be available for selection in the game. As for Arshdeep Singh, he said he was doing okay as well.
Hyderabad FC currently sits fourth on the table and a win here would take it to the second position, while a win for Odisha FC will be its first after three games and will help it storm into the top four.
The match is scheduled for kick-off at 7:30 PM IST.