FC Goa vs Hyderabad FC: 3 key battles to watch out for

posted in Match Preview by FC Goa Official on 4th February 2020

posted in Match Preview

by FC Goa Official

on 4th February 2020

FC Goa vs Hyderabad FC: 3 key battles to watch out for

FC Goa vs Hyderabad FC promises to be an exciting encounter, and fans can expect goals aplenty when these two sides take each other on come Wednesday.

This game just may be one that could be decided based on individual clashes, and here we have three top ones lined up for you.

#3 Carlos Peña vs Marcelinho

The big presence of Carlos Peña in the FC Goa defence will come up against the guile and natural ability of Marcelinho on Wednesday, and it certainly makes for tasty viewing.

Marcelinho is no stranger to the ISL, having played at several Indian clubs before joining Hyderabad, and the forward has also bagged four goals this season, proving his worth thus far.

While his current side aren’t performing anywhere near his personal standards, he may fancy himself against Carlos Peña.

The Spaniard will have to be quick on his feet to keep his Brazilian counterpart at bay, and it’ll certainly be a clash you wouldn’t want to miss.

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#2 Lenny Rodrigues vs Marko Stankovic

Mr. Dependable is set to once again start in midfield for the Gaurs against Hyderabad, and will have Marko Stankovic for company in the centre of the park.

Based on the numbers above, Lenny has the upper hand, but Stankovic has quality in abundance when it comes to all-round midfield play, and their ability to deal with each other might well prove decisive in the game.

Both players are capable of chipping in with goals and assists, and their contributions will prove vital as the match progresses.

Also Read – FC Goa vs. Hyderabad FC: 10 Things To Know About The Game

#1 Coro vs Matthew Kilgallon

Coro back in training for the new season

Star striker Ferran Corominas was back among the goals during FC Goa’s 4-2 victory over Odisha FC last time out, and he may well come up trumps again on Wednesday.

Coro will have his work cut out however, with the imposing figure of Matthew Kilgallon in front of him.

Kilgallon has featured in every game this season for Hyderabad, and his experience will hold him in good stead against the veteran Coro.

This tasty encounter will be one to keep an eye on as the game progresses, with Coro keen to add to his goal tally and Kilgallon out to stop him at all costs.