Welcome back Albert Roca, and please help Hyderabad, the city, regain its lost football glory. Yes, that's how the whispers sounded when the Hyderabad FC roped in the former Bengaluru FC boss as the replacement for the sacked Phil Brown. But it will be a very hard job.
Roca, who once worked as the assistant coach under the legendary Frank Rijkaard during his stint with FC Barcelona and Galatasaray, signed a two-year deal with Hyderabad which will see him helm the team till the end of the 2021-22 season.
And the Roca-era in Hyderabad starts with a big clash against visiting Odisha FC at home on Monday. Odisha have been literally flexing their muscle at home, in Bhubaneswar, winning three in three. But with the likes of Aridane Santana and Xisco Hernandez operating at a high level, they can replicate that form in away matches too.
So, Hyderabad and Roca have some jobs at their hands.
Hyderabad are placed at the bottom of the 10-team league table, having won only once in their 12 outings so far. And that's not all. They have conceded 29 goals -- some 2.5 goals per game. First, Roca will need to sort out defensive defencies.
For Odisha, it's all about continuity. They have not been the most prolific scorers but are doing just enough to eke out wins. On Monday, Josep Gombau will hope to do just that. In fact, a win can will take to the third spot.
When is Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC match of Indian Super League 2019-20?
Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC match of Indian Super League 2019-20 will be played on January 13 (Monday).
What time will Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC match of Indian Super League 2019-20 start?
Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC match of Indian Super League 2019-20 will start at 7:30 PM.
Where is Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC match of Indian Super League 2019-20 being played?
Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC match is being played at G. M. C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad.
How to watch Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC match live on TV?
Star Sports will telecast Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC match live (Star Sports 2/HD).
How to live stream/ watch online Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC match?
The live streaming of Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV.