The 2019/20 ISL (Indian Super League) season has been unforgettable for Hyderabad FC. The club came to ISL (Indian Super League) as the new avatar for Pune City FC, which has multiplied due to various financial problems and unpaid salaries for some players. However, despite the spirited way in which they got into the league, Hyderabad FC didn't live up to the hype.
The club was unable to maintain a clean sheet throughout the entire season and has only scored two wins in its 18 matches. HFC also failed to score wins in December and January, ensuring it is cemented further down the table at the end of the season. The club finished 10th at the table with just 10 points from 18 matches dedicated to this season.
On the other hand, Bengaluru has also had a forgotten season with their high standards. After winning a title every year of their existence, they finished the 2019/20 season without any titles. It is clear that the Blues had serious problems facing goal.
With Miku gone and with club captain Sunil Chhetri without getting younger, Carles Quadrat had major loopholes to fill in XI in the match. Deshorn Brown, Kevaughn Frater, and Manuel Onwu ran a placement test, and none of them solved the problem.
One would expect both Bengaluru Football Club and Hyderabad to grapple with the issues in the 2020-21 ISL (Indian Super League) season. While Carles Quadrat has hired players like Clayton Silva and Christian Upseth, Hyderabad has gone ahead with much-needed roster reform. The club's first signature was Spaniard Manolo Marquez. With 32 years of coaching experience under his belt, Marquez's coaching credentials are well known in some football circles.
ISL Live Bengaluru vs Hyderabad
Although there isn't much meaningful history in the Bengaluru FC matches against Hyderabad, the next match in Fattorda promises to be fun.
Bengaluru FC will play the game after losing points to FC Goa in their first game of the season. With two goals ahead, the Blues' defensive unit faltered in the second half when FC Goa striker Igor Angulo equalized, ending the match 2-2. Carles Quadrat's men would undoubtedly suffer after the result, but they were confident of entering the match against Hyderabad FC.
As far as Hyderabad FC is concerned, they scored an impressive 1-0 win over Odisha FC. The result was not only a rare victory but also his first clean sheets. However, as the win gives them much-needed confidence in the match against the Bengaluru side, Manolo Marquez will be aware of the threat the Blues could pose.
Needless to say, a good match is expected in Fattorda between Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Kick-off is at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time.
ISL Live Head-to-head
Bengaluru FC - 1 win
Hyderabad FC - No win
ISL Results in past meetings
Hyderabad FC 1-1 Bengaluru FC - 29th November 2019
Bengaluru FC 1-0 Hyderabad FC - 30th January 2020
Top 3 goalscorers from ISL last season
Bengaluru FC - Sunil Chhetri (11), Deshorn Brown (7), Thongkhosiem Haokip (6)
Hyderabad FC - Marcelinho (7), Bobo (5), Liston Colaco & Marko Stankovi (2)
Number of clean sheets from last ISL season
Bengaluru FC - Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (11)
Hyderabad FC - No clean sheets last season
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