Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 4/6 @ 888sport
Hoping to find a route to the top of the ISL table on Thursday afternoon, Hyderabad will make the trip to Goa for what could be a lively affair.
Starting with the hosts, watching their three-match unbeaten run come to an abrupt end last time out, Goa will be hoping to find some stability in 2023. Eventually getting hit with a 2-1 loss away at ATK Mohun Began, Carlos Pena’s side have claimed just a pair of their previous six ISL showdowns – a run that stems back to November 20th. Although the Oranges might know that they face a tough test on Thursday afternoon, fans around the Fatorda Stadium should be boosted by an eye-catching run of form on home soil. Last seen in front of their own supporters claiming a 2-1 win against North East a fortnight ago, Goa have collected 12 points from their previous five ISL contests in Margao. It should also be highlighted, the midweek hosts have seen four of their last five top-flight matchups finish with both teams finding the net.
As for the visitors, after having to settle for a silver medal finish last season, Hyderabad are desperate to go one step further this time around. Last seen signing off 2022 with a real flurry as they stormed their way to a 6-1 romp at home against North East, the Nizams are in the midst of quite the purple patch. Knowing that another victory on Thursday afternoon would see them leapfrog title rivals Mumbai, Manolo Marquez’s side have now won each of their last four straight ISL matchups. Continuing to gain a reputation for their free-scoring displays, it’s also worth noting that Hyderabad have racked up 14 goals on their four-match winning run. With four of the last six meetings between the midweek opponents finishing with both teams finding the net, we’re backing a similar outcome at the Fatorda Stadium.
Bet: Both teams to score at Goa vs Hyderabad 4/6 for Thursday’s ISL matchup @ 888sport