Match 34 of the Indian Super League 2021-22 season will see a struggling FC Goa (FCG) side taking on Hyderabad FC (HFC) at GMC Athletic Stadium on Saturday, December 18. The Matchday 7 fixture will kick off at 9:30 PM IST.

FCG vs HFC Dream11 prediction

Hyderabad FC have defied all odds this season. After struggling to get within the qualifying spots last campaign, the team has registered three wins in five games thus far. On top of that, the team is averaging two goals per match, having netted 10 times while conceding just four.

Interestingly, FC Goa has struggled for results. The Gaurs have won just two games so far - with both victories coming in their last two matches. Goa have one of the worst defensive returns this term (12 goals conceded in five games), which puts a free-scoring Hyderabad in pole position to win on Saturday.

FCG vs HFC Dream11 team tips for Indian Super League 2021-22

Top tip: Best forward

Bartholomew Ogbeche is one of the most picked players for this match, thanks to the form he is currently enjoying. The 37-year-old striker, who has been selected by 95.96 per cent of fantasy managers, has accumulated 311 fantasy points in five matches while making the Dream Team on all occasions. He is a strong recommendation for this fixture.

Top tip: Best midfielder

Like Ogbeche, Alberto Noguera Ripoll of FCG has made it to the Dream Team in all five matches while accumulating 289 fantasy points. Noguera's experience in La Liga has played an important role in his impressive performances as Goa’s chief playmaker this season. This makes the 32-year-old Spaniard a valuable asset for fantasy football players.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

Hyderabad FC’s Ashis Rai is the most picked defender for this game. With 137 fantasy points, the 22-year-old full-back has made the Dream Team in four of his five matches. His 9.0 credits make him a pricey investment, but he is well worth it.

For a goalkeeper, HFC’s Laxmikant Kattimani would be our pick. The 32-year-old goalkeeper has been in great form this season, with 92 fantasy points to his name that exceeds his closest competitor Dheeraj Singh.

FCG vs HFC probable playing XI

FCG playing XI (probable): Dheeraj Singh (goalkeeper), Mohamed Ali, Ivan Gonzalez, Aibanbha Dohling, Seriton Fernandes, Glan Martins, Alberto Noguera, Edu Bedia (captain), Saviour Gama, Devendra Murgaonkar, Jorge Ortiz Mendoza

HFC playing XI (probable): Laxmikant Kattimani (goalkeeper); Asish Rai, Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra; Hitesh Sharma, Joao Victor (captain); Mohammad Yasir, Joel Chianese, Aniket Jadhav; Bartholomew Ogbeche

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