East Bengal vs Hyderabad Preview
- East Bengal vs Hyderabad predictions for Friday's Indian Super League match.
- Hyderabad have drawn 5 of their last 6 matches.
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East Bengal can hold Hyderabad to another draw (Getty Images)
East Bengal Form
East Bengal jumped up to ninth spot with a 2-1 defeat of Jamshedpur on Sunday. The win, a third of the season, kept slim finals hopes alive for SCEB.
Matti Steinmann and Anthony Pikington gave East Bengal a 2-0 lead before Peter Hartley scored a late consolation for Jamshedpur.
The victory ended a five-game winless run which had seen East Bengal lose 1-0 to leaders Mumbai City and 2-0 to Bengaluru.
They had also drawn 1-1 with Kerala Blasters and Goa and 0-0 with Chennaiyin.
With four games of the regular season remaining, East Bengal are seven points adrift of Hyderabad in fourth.
East Bengal Team News
New signing Subrata Paul was handed the goalkeeper jersey against Jamshedpur and is expected to retain his place.
It could be an unchanged line-up for SCEB with centre-back Raju Gaikwad and midfielder Loken Meitei still out injured.
Coach Robbie Fowler serves the second match of a four-game touchline ban.
Hyderabad are holding onto fourth spot in the ISL table despite drawing five of their last six matches.
The latest stalemate for The Nizams was a 0-0 bore draw with NorthEast United on Sunday.
It followed 0-0 draws with Mumbai City and Jamshedpur, a 1-1 draw Odisha and a 2-2 stalemate with Bengaluru.
Hyderabad's only game not to finish in a draw in the last six matches was a 2-0 win over Chennaiyin. Fran Sandaza opened the scoring and Joel Chianese got the other.
Head coach Manolo Marquez has been rewarded with a new two-year contract signed ahead of the East Bengal game.
Hyderabad Team News
Forward Joel Chianese missed the draw with NorthEast United but is fit enough to return to face East Bengal.
Winger Liston Colaco was left on the bench last time, but is likely to return to the starting line-up.
Forward Nikhil Poojari remains on the injury list. Defender Souvik Chakrabarti is absent due to personal reasons.
Head to Head
Hyderabad won a five-goal thriller in the first meeting between the sides in the Indian Super League in December.
Jacques Maghoma put East Bengal in front. Aridane missed a penalty then scored twice for Hyderabad.
Halicharan Narzary made it 3-1 before Maghoma got his second of the game to set up a tense finale.
East Bengal kept their faint finals hopes alive with a crucal win last time out. With 15 draws between them these clubs season, the value is on a stalemate p;articularly with Hyderabad finishing level in five of their last six matches.
- East Bengal have seen under 2.5 goals in 7 their last 8 matches (Indian Super League).
- East Bengal have scored 1 goal or less in 8 of their last 9 matches (Indian Super League).
- Hyderabad are unbeaten in their last 8 matches (Indian Super League).
- Hyderabad have drawn 5 of their last 6 matches (Indian Super League).
- Hyderabad have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 their last 6 matches (Indian Super League).
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