ISL 2021: 5 Reasons why Hyderabad FC are strong contenders to finish in the Top 4- After a disappointing campaign last time in the Indian Super League, Hyderabad FC appointed ex- BFC coach Albert Roca, who was roped away by Barcelona. His replacement, Manuel Roca, has turned the club’s fortunes around and the team is now challenging for the top 4.
Currently on 16 points, here we take a look at 5 reasons why Hyderabad FC can make it into the top four this year.
ISL 2021: Why Hyderabad FC can finish in Top 4- Reason 1
Excellent First half of the season: With 16 points, if Hyderabad FC beat Odisha today they go level with FC Goa in third. It is a fantastic return for the team and an excellent platform to build on and reach the top 4.
ISL 2021: Why Hyderabad FC can finish in Top 4- Reason 2
Fixture List: The immediate 7 of 9 remaining Hyderabad FC matches are against teams lower than them in the table. If they manage to churn out enough wins they can secure top 4 before they face ATK Mohun Bagan and FC Goa.
ISL 2021: Why Hyderabad FC can finish in Top 4- Reason 3
3 Match unbeaten streak: Hyderabad are currently unbeaten in 3 matches, with two wins against NorthEast and Chennaiyin and a fantastic draw against top of the table Mumbai City FC. They can expect to continue that form vs bottom of the table Odisha today and with the fixture list favourable to them, it could be sooner rather than later that they secure top 4.
ISL 2021: Why Hyderabad FC can finish in Top 4- Reason 4
Form of Ariadne and Joel Chianese: The attacking duo have been in great form and the return of Chianese from injury has been an excellent boost for the Nizams. A continued series of good performances will see Hyderabad qualify for the top 4.
ISL 2021: Why Hyderabad FC can finish in Top 4- Reason 5
Young Indian core: 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.