2019-20 Indian Super League – Hyderabad vs Chennaiyin Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Hyderabad vs Chennaiyin kick off? Friday 10th January, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is Hyderabad vs Chennaiyin being played? G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad

What TV channel is Hyderabad vs Chennaiyin on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK but will be shown live on Star Sports in India

Where can I stream Hyderabad vs Chennaiyin in the UK? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK but those in India can stream it via Hotstar

Where can I get tickets for Hyderabad vs Chennaiyin? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

HYDERABAD

  • Hyderabad have a lot to prove after they were humiliated by Kerala Blasters and they are now cut adrift at the bottom of the table following the 5-1 defeat which is their record loss in their debut season in the Indian Super League.
  • Having taken the lead in the 14th minute through Bobo’s effort, Hyderabad would have had their eyes set on just a second win of the season but those hopes were quickly extinguished as Kerala scored three before the break.
  • The rout was completed with a further two goals in the second half and to make matters worse for Hyderabad, Rafa Lopez was forced from the field with an injury during the loss to the Blasters and he looks set to sit this game out.

CHENNAIYIN

  • Chennaiyin lost a second game in a row as their troubles on the road continued when they were defeated by Odisha and that is now four matches that Chennaiyin have failed to win away from home so far this season.
  • They have lost three of their four games on their travels after the 2-0 defeat to Odisha, who looked comfortable from the moment they opened the scoring before quickly doubling their lead in the first half but Chennaiyin will be rueing a game-changing moment.
  • They had been awarded a penalty with the scores at 0-0 but Nerijus Valskis failed to hit the target, with Odisha taking advantage, and their away record is now a big concern ahead of this game although they will have Edwin Sydney Vanspaul back from a ban.

THE PREDICTION

Phil Brown’s tenure as Hyderabad manager took another turn for the worse as his side were hammered in their last game. He is under increasing pressure to keep his job but they come up against a Chennaiyin side without a win on the road this season. The visitors cannot afford many more slip-ups if they want to make a run at the play-offs and with Hyderabad likely to be without one of their key men in Rafa Lopez on the back of a huge loss, Chennaiyin should be able to take advantage and compound the misery of the hosts.

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