BFC vs HYD Dream11: Bottom-placed Hyderbad FC will look to snap their two-game skid when they host reigning champions Bengaluru FC in round-six of Indian Super League 2019-20 season at G. M. C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium, in Hyderabad, Telangana, on Friday evening.
They say it's hard to unlearn which has already been learned. It's hard to instil a new trait or a habit. In fact, Hyderabad FC's case doesn't even fall into the Ship of Theseus paradox, for this ship; Hyderabad FC; is only floating on different waters. Its identity may look different, rechristened, but it is literally the same as now-defunct (if you dare say) Pune City. The owners are same, the manager Phil Brown and the squad are same from FC Pune City's last season, with the only changes – the base and the name. Everything else is literally the same behind the new badge.
The club was in turmoil last season from the off. Not only it failed to qualify for the playoffs, but the other issues, such as financial instability and the dwindling fan base, all played a huge part in the owner's decision to look for a different base. Different is the base only, for the problems of the past persists with the team. Not enough penetration going forward, lack of togetherness and the compatibility in the midfield, and the indecisiveness at the back.
But the sword of sack could fall on Phil Brown if the result continues to go South. There could only be so much room for patience.
Bengaluru FC are the benchmark in the Indian Super League. The way club is being run with utter professionalism or has been since its inception and through the life spent in the I-League, is an example for every other team in India. Perhaps this is the big reason why Bengaluru FC manager Carles Cuadrat imposes so much calmness on the touchline, with the players and the performance on the pitch being his reflection.
After opening the defence of their title with three consecutive draws, the Men in Blue have won the last two games. What's more satisfying for the team is the three shutouts in the four games. The champions are looking like the best team in ISL already and the season has only begun.
Host: Hyderabad FC
Visitors: Bengaluru FC
Match Timing: November 28, @ 07: 30 PM
Match Venue: G. M. C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium
It's not hard to see which team is the favourite to win the game here. Of course, it's Bengaluru FC. The hosts are placed as high as 4.50 for a win here, while a win for Carles Cuadrat's men is as low as 1.60.
Hyderabad FC to win: 4.50 (7/2), Probability to happen: 22.22%
Bengaluru FC to win: 1.60 (3/5), Probability to happen: 62.50%
Draw: 3.75 (11/4), Probability to happen: 26.67%
Hyderabad FC team news: Adil Khan has been ruled out following an injury on international duty with India. Giles Barnes remains a doubt due to an injury and will be monitored before the game. The 31-year-old Jamaican is yet to play for Phila Brown's team this season.
Bengaluru FC team news: As for the visitors, no player will be missing the match due to injuries or suspension.
Hyderabad FC: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Gurtej Singh, Rafa, Matthew Kilgallon, Nikhil Poojary, Sahil Panwar / Mohammad Yasir, Marko Stankovic, Rohit Kumar, Marcelinho, Robin Singh, Bobo
Bengaluru FC: Sandhu (GK), Nishu Kumar, Serran / Rahul Bheke, Juanan, Khabra, Paartalu, Delgado, Kuruniyan, Augusto, Udanta, Chhetri
As we discussed above, Bengaluru FC are favourites to win the game.