Hyderabad FC to take on Chennaiyin FC Today

Hyderabad: After toughbackto-back losses to kick offtheir 2023-24 Indian SuperLeague campaign, Hyderabad
Football Club (FC) are back inaction after the internationalbreak, when they take on fellowSouth Indian foes, ChennaiyinFC, at the GMC BalayogiAthletic Stadium in Gachibowlion Monday. Action returns to theMaidaan for the first time in oversix months, after Hyderabad’sopening clash against FC Goa,scheduled a month ago, in
Hyderabad was postponedearlier in the campaign.Chennaiyin FC Head CoachOwen Coyle’s men, likeHyderabad, are yet to get off themark on the current season’spoints table. Chennaiyin comeinto this game on the back of three
back-to-back losses but will lookto turn things around tomorrow.The likes of Rafael Crivellaro,Connor Shield, NinthoinganbaMeetei, Farukh Choudhary,Lazar Cirkovic and YumkhaibamJoteshwor have all beenimpressive in stints while JordanMurray is expected to be back inaction on Monday. CFC will bea tough task for Hyderabad inthis clash, believes HFC’s FirstTeam Coach Conor Nestor. “Theyhave been a little unlucky so far.They have created many chancesin the three games. A little bit likeus – lady luck hasn’t shined onthem yet,” he said, speakingbefore the game. Hyderabad arealso without a point, going intothis game, after back to backlosses in Kolkata andJamshedpur. But with the homefans behind them, the Nawabswill look to get off the mark inthe ISL points table.Hitesh Sharma remains theonly goalscorer for HFC, but thelikes of Joe Knowles, FelipeAmroim, Aaren D’Silva,Mohammad Yasir and PetteriPennanen have all been effectivein the final third. Gurmeet Singhon goal, Nikhil Poojary, Nim
Dorjee Tamang and Chinglensanahave also been solid while JoaoVictor has also done well tomarshal the midfield, and keepthe ball moving. Hyderabad FCCoach Conor Nestor isoptimistic, and can’t wait to gethis first taste of action at theMaidaan. “The players haveworked hard for the game and weare all happy our first game infront of the fans is upon us,” hesaid. Though LaxmikantKattimani is ruled out after aninjury he picked in Kolkata,Hyderabad have all other playersavailable for selection as wecould see Jonathan Moya andOswaldo Alanis in action.Cristian Battocchio picked up aninjury in the last game and couldstruggle to make it into the squadfor the visitors, who also have a
host of options to chose fromahead of this game.The game kicks-off at 8:00 pmIST onOctober 23, and will be
telecasted live on Sports 18 andVH1, with free streaming on JioCinema. Tickets for the games atGachibowli Stadium can bepurchased via

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