ISL 2021-22 Final preview: Hyderabad FC vs Kerala Blasters

    While Hyderabad is playing in their first-ever ISL final, Kerala Blasters has appeared in two previous finals. On Sunday, March 20 at Fatorda Stadium in Margao, high-flying Hyderabad FC will face Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League 2021-22 final. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. IST.

    For the first time in the ISL 2021-22 season, it has been confirmed that 100% attendance would be permitted for the campaign’s final match. I.M. Vijayan, the legendary Indian football coach, and Igor Stimac, the national team’s head coach, were among those in attendance.

    Hyderabad FC, the first-ever Indian Super League finalists, having scored 46 goals this season, ten more than their Kerala Blasters opponents on Sunday. The Blasters, on the other hand, had a patchy run of play towards the close of the league but picked up the pace when it mattered most, defeating Jamshedpur FC in a two-leg semi-final to go to their third ISL final.

    Current Situation for ISL Final

    Hyderabad FC is coming off a 0-1 loss in the second leg of the semi-final against ATK Mohun Bagan. Despite the loss, the Nizams advanced to the final after defeating the Mariners 3-1 in the first leg tie for a 3-2 aggregate victory. The team had won four of their previous five league stage matches before that.

    Kerala, on the other side, drew the second leg of their semi-final against Jamshedpur after winning the first game 1-0.

    Form Guide:

    Hyderabad FC: L-W-W-W-L

    Kerala Blasters FC: W-W-D-W-D

    Prediction Before the Match

    Although Hyderabad has lost two of their last five games, keep in mind that the squad already had one leg in the following round. Furthermore, given their star forward, Bartholomew Ogbeche’s, form, it’s no wonder that the Nizams have 2.16 odds of winning.

    But it’s not as though Kerala Blasters haven’t performed well. In fact, when they overcame Jamshedpur FC in the playoffs, the team exceeded expectations, but Hyderabad FC’s goal-scoring prowess could make the difference on Sunday.

    Where to watch

    The game can be seen on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 3, Hindi commentary on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, and Star Sports 1 regional networks – Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, and Telugu – on television. The match will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar and the Jio TV app.

    Probable XI

    Hyderabad FC: Laxmikant Kattimani, Akash Mishra, Chinglesana Singh, Juanan, Nim Dorjee, Joao Victor, Souvik Chakrabarti, Yasir Mohammed, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Aniket Jadhav, Javier Siverio.

    Kerala Blasters FC: Prabhsukhan Gill, Sanjeev Stalin, Ruivah Hormipam, Marko Leskovic, Harmanjot Khabra, Ayush Adhikari, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Sahal Abdul Samad, Adrian Luna, Jorge Diaz, Alvaro Vazquez.

    Read: Jamshedpur FC clinches the ISL League Shield with a historic win over ATK Mohun Bagan

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