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

THE FACTS

When does Hyderabad vs Odisha kick off? Wednesday 15th January, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

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

What TV channel is Hyderabad vs Odisha 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 Odisha 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 Odisha? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

HYDERABAD

  • Hyderabad’s woes were compounded as they suffered yet another defeat on the back of their 5-1 hammering against Kerala Blasters with their latest loss coming against Chennaiyin and that defeat proved to be the final game in charge for Phil Brown.
  • With just one win from 12 matches, Brown was unsparingly given the sack and has been replaced by Albert Roca with the new head coach hopeful of overseeing a change in fortunes for the club who have struggled in their debut season.
  • Along with Roca, Hyderabad have also made a move to improve their squad with the signing of Liston Colaco who will give them more options in attack and he could make his debut in this contest.

ODISHA

  • Odisha made it three wins in a row as they produced another solid display to see off Mumbai City and they also managed to keep a second straight clean sheet in the process as they continued their climb up the table.
  • On the back of a 2-0 win over Chennaiyin, Odisha were able to complete another victory by the same scoreline thanks to second half goals from Aridane and Xisco Hernandez in a game that they controlled for the vast majority.
  • Despite that win, there is a slight concern over the fitness of Hernandez after he was forced off the field shortly after his goal and he will need to be assessed in the lead up to this game but his knock did not appear to be anything serious.

THE PREDICTION

Hyderabad finally lost patience with Phil Brown and parted ways with their head coach following yet another defeat. They have now lost nine of their 12 matches and will hope for a better time of it under new boss Albert Roca who will take charge of his first contest as his new side host Odisha. The visitors are on a good run of form as they build towards earning a spot in the play-offs and they are likely to condemn Hyderabad’s new head coach to defeat in his first game.

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