HYD vs ODS Dream11: With the season nearing the halfway stage, the point table is starting to take shape and we have a slight idea of where a team could possibly end up at the end of the regular season. If the familiar trends persist, then it doesn't bode well for both Hyderbad FC and Odisha FC, two teams playing under a different name and banner this season, but have been the exact version of their former self. So who will come out on top in the battle of the wobblers at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex?
It's a six-pointer!
With only one win from the first seven games, and without a win in the last four games, three of which ended in defeats, Hyderabad are propping up the table heading into this game. In fact, Phil Brown's men look down and out, and the worst team in every aspect. They have shipped in a league-high 14 goals, have a rank-offence with the fewest goals scored this season. More importantly, Hyderabad are the only team without a shut-out this season.
Odisha's position isn't rosy by any stretch of the imagination. Like Hyderabad, they have only one win to show for their efforts and are without a win in four matches. But they have fared better in defence, keeping two clean sheets this season.
Still, both teams can ill-afford to lose this game. Especially Hyderabad, whose playoff chances will become slimmer with a defeat in this game.
Host: Odisha FC
Visitors: Hyderabad FC
Competition: Indian Super League
Match Venue: Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex
Match Timing: Wednesday, December 11, @07:30 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Odisha FC to win: 1.80 (4/5), Probability to happen: 55.56%
Hyderabad FC to win: 3.60 (13/5), Probability to happen: 27.78%
Draw: 3.60 (13/5), Probability to happen: 27.78%
Dream11 likely scenario:
Odisha, at times, have been stolid and a well-disciplined unit at the back. Considering Hyderabad's goal-shy forwards, a clean sheet for the home team is a likely event. So go with at least three teams with all Odisha FC defence in Grand Leagues.
Odisha team news: The home team has no injury concerns ahead of this game.
Head coach Josep Gombau will hope that his forward players are more clinical here as they have been in the last few games. Xisco Hernandez will once again be pulling the strings from midfield, while Jerry Mawihmingthanga is another vital cog in this team.
Odisha FC key players:
Aridane Santana: 04 Goals.
Francisco Marcos: 03 Goals
Jerry Mawihmingthanga: 01 Goal.
Hyderabad FC team news: The visitors will miss one of its star players in Marcelinho through suspension. The 32-year-old Brazilian picked up his 4th yellow card in the last game and is set o serve a one-game ban.
Star midfielder Marko Stankovic is a huge doubt due to a hamstring injury he sustained in the last game, but left-back Sahil Panwar and centre-back Gurtej Singh are both back in contention for a start.
Hyderabad FC key players:
Marcelinho: 02 Goals (Suspended for this game).
Robin Singh: 01 Goal
Matthew Kilgallon: 01 Goal
Marko Stankovic: 01 Goal
Odisha FC: Arshdeep (GK), Das, Carlos Javier Delgado, Diagne, Sarangi, Tebar, Rai, Nandha, Xisco, Jerry, Santana
Hyderabad FC: Kamaljit (GK), Panwar, Kilgallon, Gurtej, Rai, Rafa, Adil, Yasir, Barnes, Ralte, Bobo
Defenders: C Javier, N Das, S Sarangi, Gurtej
Midfielders: X Hernandez (VC), M Tebar, D Diagne
Attackers: Santana (C), G Barnes
The home team will start the game as favourites.