High-flying Hyderabad FC take on Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League 2021-22 final on Sunday, March 20 at Fatorda Stadium in Margao. The match will kick off at 7:30 PM IST.
For the first time in the ISL 2021-22 season, it’s been confirmed that 100 per cent crowd attendance will be allowed for the final match of the campaign. Those in attendance include Indian football team legend I.M. Vijayan and the national team head coach, Igor Stimac.
The first time Indian Super League finalists, Hyderabad FC have scored 46 goals this season - 10 more than their opponents on Sunday’ Kerala Blasters.
The Blasters, on the other hand, endured a rather inconsistent run of form towards the business end of the league stage, but picked up the pace when it mattered the most by defeating Jamshedpur FC across two legs in the semi-final to make their third appearance in the ISL final.
Hyderabad FC vs Kerala Blasters odds for Indian Super League 2021-22 final
Hyderabad FC: 2.16
Kerala Blasters: 3.10
Draw (No result in regulation time): 3.35
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Note: Odds are subject to change.
Hyderabad FC vs Kerala Blasters recent form
Hyderabad FC are coming off the back of a 0-1 loss at the hands of ATK Mohun Bagan in the semi-final second leg. Despite the defeat though, the Nizams qualified for the final after beating the Mariners 3-1 in the first leg tie to claim a 3-2 aggregate win. Before that, the team had won four of their last five league stage matches.
Kerala, on the other hand, drew their semi-final second leg against Jamshedpur after beating the Red Miners 1-0 in the previous tie.
Hyderabad FC: L, W, W, L, W
Kerala Blasters: D, W, D, W, W
Hyderabad FC vs Kerala Blasters football head-to-head
Since their first-ever meeting in November 2019, Hyderabad FC and Kerala Blasters have played a total of six matches in the Indian Super League. Interestingly, both teams have won three games each, with the Nizams scoring nine goals and the Blasters notching 10.
Their first match this season saw Kerala riding on Alvaro Vazquez’s only goal for a 1-0 win. The second meeting, on the other hand, ended in a 2-1 win for Hyderabad FC.
Hyderabad FC vs Kerala Blasters prediction for Indian Super League 2021-22 final
Hyderabad may have lost two of their last five games but bear in mind that the team more or less had one leg set in the next round already. On top of that, given the form their star forward, Bartholomew Ogbeche is in, it comes as no surprise that the Nizams have 2.16 odds of winning.
It’s not that Kerala Blasters have performed below par though. In fact, the team exceeded expectations when they beat Jamshedpur FC in the play-offs, but Hyderabad FC’s goal-scoring prowess might prove to be the differential on Sunday.