ISL 2020-21 SC East Bengal vs Hyderabad FC: Head to head Stats; Probable Playing XI; Match Details SCEB vs HFC Live Streaming online

ISL 2020-21 SC East Bengal vs Hyderabad FC: Head to head Stats; Probable Playing XI; Match Details SCEB vs HFC Live Streaming online – SC East Bengal haven’t had a great debut season in the Indian Super League (ISL). That they were a late entrant in the tournament and had very little time for preparation, signing players and coaches due to COVID-19 restrictions, SCEB struggled initially. But then, they fought back.

Although East Bengal are placed 10th on the league table with just three wins under their belt, the Robbie Fowler coached side still have an outside chance to progress to the playoffs. But that will depend a lot on their results in the last four league matches, besides favourable results from other teams.

On Friday, East Bengal take on Hyderabad, an opponent who have improved a lot this season and are gunning for a top-4 finish. The Manuel Marquez coached side is unbeaten in their last eight league games and are placed fourth in the standings with 23 points from 16 games. Even three wins in their last four matches will be enough to see them qualify for the playoffs. Hence, it will be a closely-contested match as Hyderabad will want to wrap up their qualification as early as possible while East Bengal will fight hard for their pride.

SC East Bengal vs Hyderabad FC -Current position in the league: East Bengal with just one win, two draws, and two losses in their last five games have been struggling in the league. They are placed 10th with 16 points from as many games.

For Hyderabad, they have managed to stay relevant for playoffs with 23 points from 16 games, winning five, losing three, apart from eight draws. But now, they will have to improve their winning record to qualify for the playoffs.

Position       Club                            Matches     Win        Draw     Losses      Points

  1.               Hyderabad FC                16             5             8            3             23
  2.               SC East Bengal              16             3             7            6             16

SC East Bengal vs Hyderabad FC-Head-to-head: Hyderabad will go into the game with the confidence of winning the first leg 3-2 in a close fight. They came from a goal down to pip East Bengal at Tilak Maidan in December.

SC East Bengal vs Hyderabad FC-Form guide: SC East Bengal (WLDLD): East Bengal will be riding on their 2-1 victory over Jamshedpur FC. In the last five games, they have won just one, losing two and drawing the others. However, they will have to improve their attack having scored just three goals in the last five matches while conceding five.

Hyderabad (DWDDD): While Hyderabad are unbeaten in their last eight games, they will have to convert the draws into wins to progress to the playoffs. In the last five games, they have won just one — against Chennaiyin — but drawn the other four, scoring four and conceding three.

SC East Bengal vs Hyderabad FC-Attack and defence:

East Bengal’s primary concern has been in attack. They have scored just 14 goals this season. Their goal tally is the second-worst in the league, only behind Chennaiyin FC. But now, the time is to convert those chances and start winning before it’s too late. As for defence, they have not been great in that department either, letting in 21 so far.

Hyderabad’s defence is the only reason they are still in contention for a playoff berth. Conceding 16 goals in 16 games isn’t great for stats but it is the third-best defensive record in the league this season. However, the same cannot be said for their attacking record. With 20 goals in 16 games, they have the least impressive scoring record amongst the top-5.

SC East Bengal vs Hyderabad FC-Top scorers:

SC East Bengal: East Bengal’s goal-scoring duties have been shared by the players with only German midfielder Matti Steinmann netting four. He is followed by Jacques Maghoma with three goals.

Hyderabad: Aridane Santana has continued his goal-scoring form, netting seven in 15 matches. Last season, he scored nine and would like to better his stats this time around. He is followed by Halicharan Narzary with four strikes in 16 games.

Best players: East Bengal: Steinmann is East Bengal’s best player this season with an average rating of 7.7. It is the league’s third-best. The midfielder has been East Bengal’s engine that keeps everyone running. 623 passes and, 43 tackles, four goals, and three assists, he is expected to inspire the team against Hyderabad.

Hyderabad: Santana is Hyderabad’s best player with seven goals an assist. With an average rating of 7.58, he is influential in attack and a lot depends on him against East Bengal. He is followed by Joao Victor (7.43) and Asish Rai (7.4).

You can watch the match on Star Sports 1 and 2 from 7.30 PM on February 9 (today) and on Hotstar VIP.

SC East Bengal vs Hyderabad FC Match details:

Match No 1 of ISL 2020-21

Match: SC East Bengal vs Hyderabad FC

Date: February 12, 2021

Venue: Tilak Maidan, Vasco, Goa

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Broadcast: Star Sports 1 & 2

Livestream: Hotstar VIP