Hyderabad FC (HFC) will lock horns with Odisha FC (OFC) in match 43 of the Indian Super League 2021-22 season at GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa on Tuesday, December 28.
HFC have been unbeaten in their last six matches since losing to Chennaiyin FC in their opening encounter of ISL 8. Manuel Márquez Roca’s men are currently placed fourth in the ISL 2021-22 standings with 12 points from seven matches.
On the other hand, OFC have suffered three defeats in their last five matches after making an impressive start to the ongoing season under new manager Kiko Ramirez. With 10 points from seven matches, the Juggernauts are placed seventh in the standings.
HFC vs OFC Dream11 prediction
Hyderabad FC and Odisha FC have faced each other four times in the Indian Super League, with the latter winning twice while Hyderabad have secured one victory. One match ended in a draw. However, HFC will start as favourites against OFC on Tuesday.
HFC vs OFC Dream11 team tips for Indian Super League 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
Bartholomew Ogbeche has been in scintillating form for Hyderabad FC in the ongoing edition of ISL. The 37-year-old Nigerian has netted six goals and is currently leading the Golden Boot race. Having accumulated 399 fantasy points, Ogbeche is likely to add more points to his tally against struggling Odisha FC.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Odisha FC midfielder Javi Hernandez has been one of the standout players of ISL 2021-22. The former ATK Mohun Bagan footballer has scored four goals and provided two assists so far. Hernandez has accrued 383 fantasy points and is a must-have pick for this upcoming encounter.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
As far as defenders are concerned, Hyderabad FC’s Akash Mishra has once again been impressive in the ongoing ISL. The HFC left-back has been impressive while attacking as well as defending. He has also provided one assist so far. Having amassed 213 fantasy points, Akash Mishra will play an important role against Odisha FC on Tuesday.
Between the sticks, Odisha FC's Kamaljit Singh will be the busier of the two goalkeepers. Kamaljit has made the most saves (19) this season alongside FC Goa’s Dheeraj Moirangthem. Considering the attack of Hyderabad FC, Kamaljit will be under the firing line and will have opportunities to fetch more fantasy points through his saves.
HFC vs OFC probable playing XI
HFC playing XI (probable): Laxmikant Kattimani (goalkeeper); Nikhil Poojari, Chinglensana Singh, Joao Victor (captain), Akash Mishra; Hitesh Sharma, Edu Garcia; Rohit Danu, Joel Chianese, Aniket Jadhav; Bartholomew Ogbeche
OFC playing XI (probable): Kamaljit Singh (goalkeeper); Hendry Antonay, Hector Rodas,Victor Mongil, Lalhrezuala Sailung; Vinit Rai (captain); Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Javi Hernandez, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Nanda Kumar; Jonathas
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