ISL Preview : Chennai vs Hyderabad

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Two-time champion Chennaiyin FC would look to get back to winning ways when they clash with Hyderabad FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the GMC Stadium, here on Monday.

Currently in seventh place with 10 points and unbeaten in their last four outings, CFC will take positives from their fighting 0-0 draw against ATK Mohun Bagan last time out. Hyderabad FC on the other hand have lost their previous three games and are one place below Chennaiyin in 8th place with nine points.

Poor finishing has cost CFC in the games so far and they have given away goals from set-piece situations which would not please the coach Csaba Laszlo as team has two wins, two losses and four draws so far.

‘We are working on it. We conceded all together seven goals, five from set-pieces. The last game was a clean-sheet and we have to continue in this way. We have good players who can defend,’ Laszlo said at the press meet ahead of Monday’s game.

Hyderabad FC’s strong start to the season has been somewhat soured by their performance in their last three games. The Nizams faced a defeat in their previous outings.

In their last match against FC Goa, they were in complete control and took the lead through Aridane Santana in the 58th minute. However, Ishan Pandita equalized late in the game, and Igor Angulo scored the winner in stoppage time to condemn Hyderabad to their third straight loss of the season.

Both teams would be hoping to bring an end to a common problem plaguing both sides – finishing up top.