NEUFC: NorthEast United FC will host Hyderabad FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Thursday, following a close loss in Bengaluru in Matchweek 1 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL). The defending champions enter the game after a 3-3 draw with Mumbai City FC in Matchweek 1.
In their first game of the season, Hyderabad FC were held to a 3-3 tie by Mumbai City FC.
The match will be historic for NorthEast United FC and their supporters because it will be their 50th league game at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium. NorthEast United FC will face a difficult task in defeating Hyderabad on this occasion, as they have failed to do so in the previous five meetings.
The Highlanders were highly susceptible in the final quarter of the previous Hero ISL season, which is a concern that has carried over into this season following Bengaluru FC’s 87th-minute winner in the previous game. NorthEast United FC has conceded 12 goals in the final quarter of games since the start of last season, more than any other team in the ISL.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓! 🤩
We play our first home game of the season today ❤️🤍🖤
🆚 Hyderabad FC
⌚7:30 PM IST
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) October 13, 2022
“For a reason, Hyderabad are champions. They are a good team, as evidenced by their performance against Mumbai.
It’s a challenge for us, but one we’re looking forward to “Paul Groves, Assistant Coach at NorthEast United FC, stated. “Our focus will be on ourselves and our performance. We must try to neutralize the league’s best team as much as possible. We’re excited about it.”
𝗗𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗱𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗲! 😍
Come watch our superstars play at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati 📍
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) October 12, 2022
Hyderabad FC, like NorthEast United, felt the consequences of capitulating a late goal. Despite this, they were able to walk away with a point. With Halicharan Narzary and Mohammed Yasir on the flanks, Hyderabad FC will pose a threat. The pair even worked well together to score one of the goals against Mumbai City FC. Joao Victor, the captain, played the entire 90 minutes and scored a crucial brace.