Hyderabad FC vs East Bengal Prediction: Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21
The unbeaten Nizams are set to face the Red and the Gold on Tuesday. After four games, Hyderabad still hasn't tasted defeat, something the coach can be proud of.
The Indian Super League has picked up its pace and there are absolutely no doubts about that. The league has entered a phase where every team has picked themselves up and things are getting intense as the games have become almost unpredictable.
On the contrary, SC East Bengal are one of the three sides who are yet to win a match this season. Hyderabad have come in flying colors this season, despite making plenty of changes to their squad.
The intriguing part about it that a plethora of youngsters are being handed opportunities to go out and prove themselves on the pitch.
The likes of Asish Rai, Chinglensana Singh, Hitesh Sharma, and several others. Perhaps one of the strongest defensive units in the league, Hyderabad have conceded the joint least number of goals (2) with Mumbai City FC.
However, the offensive area of their gameplay needs grooming. The side from Kolkata have not had the best time in the league so far, making the worst-ever start for an outfit in their maiden season. After managing to pick just a point out of the possible 12, SC East Bengal have to work a lot on themselves.
Hyderabad vs East Bengal: Head to Head
The sides have never played on another and that is something very exciting about the fixture as both teams are on the opposite end of the points table.
SC East Bengal boss Robbie Fowler was not far away from associating himself with Atletico de Kolkata in the inaugural season of the competition.
Subrata Paul has the most amount of clean sheets to his name (28).
SC East Bengal hasn't scored a single goal in their last four games.
Hyderabad FC vs SC East Bengal: Team News
Joel Chianese and Lluis Sastre are sidelined for a while for Hyderabad, having sustained injuries only in their second game. Apart from them, everyone else would be eager to make it to the playing XI.
Keeper Sankar Roy is sidelined after injuring himself in the last game, while Aaron Amdai-Holloway is out due to an ankle problem.
Players to Watch Out:
Asish Rai (Hyderabad FC)
People know that the Nizams has the best defensive record in the league so far but not everyone knows the people behind it. Rai is one of them, and he has been exceptional while being soothing on the eye.
His numbers can only get better against a side that is struggling at the moment.
Mohammad Irshad (SC East Bengal)
SC East Bengal has kept only one clean sheet in the tournament so far, and it came against the Men of Steel, Jamshedpur FC.
Irshad has been one of the shining lights amongst the struggling squad and Fowler would hope that his team finds their rhythm soon.
Hyderabad vs East Bengal: Prediction
SC East Bengal is expected to have a tough time. They know how strong the Nizams are defensively, and they would know that breaching their backline would be a huge task at hand. Similarly, Hyderabad would hope to do more damage offensively as they haven't been the best in that department.
Sportco predicts a draw between Hyderabad FC and SC East Bengal.