The match between NorthEast United FC and Hyderabad FC will be played at Tilak Maidan, Vasco da Gama, Goa.

The match will be played on 08th January and will start at 07:30 PM IST. It will be aired live on Star Sports 1 SD and HD, Star Sports 2 HD and SD (English), Star Sports Hindi 1 SD and HD, and Star Sports 3. The live streaming of the match will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Jio TV.

Preview: North East United FC vs Hyderbad FC

The match between NorthEast United FC and Hyderabad FC at Tilak Maidan will be a high voltage game. Hyderabad FC is currently in great form as they enjoyed a dominant 4-1 victory over Chennaiyin FC in their last match. Also, Hyderabad FC is one of the strongest clubs in this ISL season.

Speaking of NorthEast United FC, they have struggled in their past three matches. In their last match, they lost the game to ATK Mohun Bagan by 0-2. So, getting a victory in the upcoming game will be crucial for them.

Injuries and availability updates

NorthEast United FC’s Kwesi Appiah suffered an injury on Dec 23, 2020, and it’s unclear whether he will return in the squad for the upcoming game.

As for Hyderabad FC, none of their players has suffered any injuries recently. Their primary striker Francisco Sandaza has returned on the field.

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NorthEast United FC vs Hyderabad FC Probable XI

NorthEast United FC: Probable XI

Idrissa Sylla, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Luis Machado, Khassa Camara, Apula Lalengmawia, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Rakesh Pradhan, Dylan Fox, Benjamin Lambot, Ashutosh Mehta, Gurmeet Singh.

NorthEast United FC complete squad

Goalkeepers: Sanjiban Ghosh, Gurmeet, Nikhil Deka, Subhasish Roy

Defenders: Gurjinder Kumar, Wayne Vaz, Rakesh Pradhan, Ashutosh Mehta, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Mashoor Shereef, Nabin Rabha, Nim Dorjee, Provat Lakra.

Midfielders: Khassa Camara, Federico Gallego, Lalengmawia, Lalrempuia Fanai, Pragyan Gogoi, Rochharzela, Imran Khan

Forwards: Britto PM, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Idrissa Sylla, Luis Machado, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Kwesi Appiah, Lalkhawpuimawia

Hyderabad FC: Probable XI

Aridane Santana, Halicharan Narzary, Joel Chianese, Mohamed Yasir, Joao Victor, Souvik Chakrabarti, Akash Mishra, Chinglensana Singh, Odei Onaindia, Asish Rai, Laxmikant Kattimani.

Hyderabad FC complete squad

Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul, Manas Dubey, Lalbiakhlua Jongte, Laxmikant Kattimani.

Defenders: Nikhil Prabhu, Sahil Panwar, Akash Mishra, Kynsailang Khongsit, Asish Rai, Chinglensana Singh, Odei Onaindia, Dimple Bhagat.

Midfielders: Sahil Tavora, Sweden Fernandes, Laldanmawia Ralte, Lluis Sastre, Hitesh Sharma, Abhishek Halder, Mark Zothanpuia, Mohamed Yasir, Nikhil Poojary, Souvik Chakrabarti, Adil Khan, Halicharan Narzary, Joao Victor.

Forwards: Liston Colaco, Ishan Dey, Fran Sandaza, Joel Chianese, Lalawmpuia, Rohit Danu, Aridane Santana.

  • Goalkeeper: Gurmeet Singh
  • Defenders: Asish Rai, Chinglensana Singh, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Akash Mishra
  • Midfielders: Khassa Camara, Apula Lalengmawia, Halicharan Narzary, Joao Victor
  • Forwards: Aridane Santan

Top picks for NorthEast United FC vs Hyderabad FC

Gurmeet Singh has been one of the key players for his side in this ISL season. In 7 ISL matches, the young lad has saved 14 goals for NorthEast United FC. His passing accuracy is 64.7%.

Asish Rai was an integral part of Hyderabad FC during the 2019-20 ISL season, and this year is no exception. In this year’s 9 ISL matches, Rai accounted for 1 assist and has had 8 passes.

Having donned the colours of Hyderabad FC in ISL 2020-21, defender Chinglensana Singh has had a good season till now. In 8 matches, Chinglensana made 38 successful clearances along with 4 blocks. He will be looking to block major opponents in the upcoming game.

Another player to watch for in the upcoming game is Aridane Santana. In 5 matches, Santana registered 5 goals for his side. His exceptional passing ability makes him a top pick for this match.

Khassa Camara represented Mauritania in the 2019 African Cup of Nations and was signed by NorthEast United FC ahead of ISL 2020-21. With a passing accuracy of 74.89%, he has been a strong prospect for his side so far.

Man of the Match Prediction

Hyderabad FC’s Andraine Santana is in great form and will likely be the Man of the Match in the upcoming game.

Winner Prediction: Who will be the winner?

As you’d guess, the firm favourite for the upcoming game is Hyderabad FC. They are having a great season this year, and the presence of Aridane Santana in the squad only increases their chances of winning the game. While NorthEast United FC has some potential players in their club, they have been experiencing consecutive losses this season. As such, it will be interesting to see whether NorthEast United FC is able to work against the odds and register their win in the upcoming game.

For more ISL predictions check here.

Last Updated on January 30, 2021

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