ISL 2020-21: Why Hyderabad FC can stun toppers Mumbai City FC-Mumbai City FC take on a resurgent Hyderabad FC today. While the Islanders are on top form, Hyderabad FC have been on on the rise as well and won their last two games.
While the onus is definitely on the table toppers to win and further strengthen their top spot ahead of ATK Mohun Bagan, we take a look at three reasons why Hyderabad FC can beat Mumbai City and register a hattrick of wins:
Return of Joel Chianese from Injury: Joel Chianese’s injury cost Hyderabad a lot. However, upon returning, the attacking midfielder has scored two goals and was excellent in the match versus NorthEast United. His return form injury and post injury form means he can be a real prick in Mumbai’s foot and help them stun the Islanders.
Hyderabad FC is on a goal scoring fest: Hyderabad FC have been on a goal scoring spree lately. They have scored 8 goals in their last 2 matches, and their style is very similar to Mumbai City’s. They will look to continue their goalscoring form into today’s match and try to hurt Mumbai City FC.
Hyderabad FC’s young Indian core is firing up-The young core of Liston Colaco, Akash
Mishra, Asish Rai, Hitesh Sharma and Mohammad Yasir have been on song.
Liston Colaco in particular has been excellent, notching two assists VS East Bengal and
coming off the bench to score two vs North East, one of which is a wonderful solo goal of
the season contender.
The full back duo of Akash Mishra and Ashish Rai have been incessant every game and have seldom let opposition attackers get on their wrong side. Moreover, their decision-making in terms of choosing the right moments to venture forward has been absolutely fantastic. Yasir and Hitesh have been brilliant in midfield as well, adjusting to a box to box and late runner in to the box roles respectively.