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Indian Super League, Round 9

Our first leg against Chennaiyin FC arrives at an important stage of the season. We gather some prime numbers ahead of the Monday night clash at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim.

243 Crosses

Attacks from wide areas have been key to Hyderabad’s output in front of goal. So, it is no surprise we have put in 122 crosses in our first eight games. Chennaiyin also seem to have a similar approach to their attack, having made 119 crosses in their eight games. A total of 243 crosses from both sides, shows that this is where this game could be won and lost.

3195 Passes

A key for us would be our short passes to exploit Chennaiyin FC. We have successfully completed a mammoth 3915 passes in just eight games. With our control on the ball, we can hope to dominate the opposition who are used to working without possession. On the other hand, our opponents have 2933 passes of their own.

9 Bookings

Even with the couple of bookings, Hyderabad received against FC Goa, they are bottom of the table for yellow cards, with just nine to their name. Chennai have picked up 15 in their eight games, and are placed 9th in this table.

7 Goals Scored

Both Hyderabad FC and Chennaiyin have created chances consistently in games but have lacked the killer instinct in front of goal. They have scored just seven goals apiece in eight games so far this season.

43 Interceptions

HFC’s full-back Asish Rai (23) and CFC’s midfielder Anirudh Thapa (20) have completed a total of 43 interceptions so far this season. Both players prefer to play on the same side of the field and could be up against one and other in what could be a real exciting contest.

45 Shots

Aridane Santana (24), Hyderabad FC’s top goal scorer and Jakub Sylvestr (21) are the leading shot takers for either side. The duo have racked up this numbers in a cumulative total of 15 games as this game promises to be an exciting contest.

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