Hyderabad: NorthEast United FC host Hyderabad FC , the bottom two in the Indian Super League table go head-to-head when they meet at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Thursday.
It has been a season of woes for both Hyderabad and NorthEast and all that both sides have to play for is pride. Hyderabad notched just seven points from 17 matches. Apart from finishing their final match of the season with a victory, interim coach Javier Lopez and the team will be hoping to avoid registering the worst ever points tally in an ISL season.
Hyderabad have won just one match all season and have not kept even a single clean sheet. However, they will have to do so without the services of central defender Matthew Kilgallon and goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh. NorthEast, who are currently second from bottom with 13 points from 16 matches, can potentially leapfrog Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters and finish as high as seventh if results go their way.
However, it does not take away the fact that it has been a disappointing campaign for the Highlanders.