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Goa vs Hyderabad Predictions & Tips - Finals spot at stake in final game

  • Goa vs Hyderabad predictions for Sunday’s Indian Super League match
  • The game is being played at Fatorda Stadium (11.30am GMT)
  • The winner will secure a finals spot
  • Goa will qualify with a draw, and a stalemate is predicted
  • Preview, stats, team news & predictions
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John Eastwood 27 Feb 2021
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Goa vs Hyderabad Predictions


It is fourth vs fifth for a place in the finals. Hyderabad need to win, while Goa need to avoid defeat to retain their place in the top four. 

Both sides are on long unbeaten runs and have drawn a significant number of them. I'm expecting Goa to finish the regular season with a draw and move into the playoffs.

  • Goa are unbeaten in their last 12 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Goa have drawn 6 of their last 8 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Goa have seen BTTS in 12 of their last 13 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Goa are undefeated in their 3 matches against Hyderabad (Indian Super League).
  • Hyderabad are unbeaten in their last 11 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Hyderabad have drawn 7 of their last 9 matches (Indian Super League).

Head-to-Head 


Goa have won all three previous meetings against Hyderabad in the Indian Super League.

The Guars won 1-0 and 4-1 last season, and made that three in a row with a 2-1 victory earlier this season. 

Aridane put Hyderabad in front, but Goa snatched victory with Ishan Pandita and Igor Angulo scoring in the last three minutes.

Goa Form


Goa made it 12 games unbeaten when securing a second successive victory with a 2-1 success over Bengaluru last Sunday.

The win, which came courtesy of goals from Igor Angulo and Redeem Tlang, means that The Gaurs' fate it is their own hands heading into Judgement Day.

Juan Ferrando's side drew six games in a row before defeating bottom of the table Odisha 3-1.

Goa have been beaten since mid-December when they lost successive games to ATK Mohun Bagan and Chennaiyin.

Goa Team News


Goa are at full strength with Juan Ferrando needing to decide whether Jorge Ortiz or Albert Noguerra get the final overseas spot.

Hyderabad Form


Hyderabad's shattering 2-2 draw with ATK Mohun Bagan on Monday means they go into this game needing to win to make the finals for the first time.

The Nizams were reduced to 10-men with the 5th minute sending off of Chinglensana Singh, but still took the lead through Aridane.

Manvir Singh levelled before Roland Aalberg put Hyderabad back in front. Pritam Kotal snatched a point for ATK in the 93rd minute.

Manolo Marquez's side are unbeaten in their last 11 matches since lose 2-1 to Goa at the end of December.

Hyderabad Team News

 
Hyderabad will be without top scorer Aridane for the crunch clash through suspension. Fellow Spaniard Fran Sandaza will start.

Midfielder Mohammed Yasir returns from suspension but centre-back Chinglensana Singh is out after his dismissal against ATK Mohun Bagan.

Left-back Sahil Panwar looks set to start at the heart of defence.

Right-back Asish Rai's season is over after he suffered a knee injury.

Goa vs Hyderabad FAQs

Where is Goa vs Hyderabad being played?

The Indian Super League match between Goa vs Hyderabad is taking place at Fatorda Stadium.

What time does the Goa vs Hyderabad game kick-off?

The match gets underway at 11.30am GMT on Sunday, 28 February, 2021.

Can I watch a Goa vs Hyderabad live stream?

Goa vs Hyderabad is being streamed live online. Our live streaming section provides the information on how you can watch the match.

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Verdict

These two sides have been the draw specialists of late during their unbeaten runs. I'm tipping another stalemate with Goa doing what they need to do to hold onto fourth spot.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes Both Teams To Score @-163.93 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @240.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @600.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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