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The Stars League tie at Al-Markhiya Stadium on Friday sees hosts Al-Markhiya doing battle with Al-Ahli.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Al-Markhiya v Al-Ahli are shown below (including the best match odds).
Al-Markhiya will be looking for an improved result here after a 5-0 Stars League defeat in their last game at the hands of Al-Sadd.
In that match, Al-Markhiya managed 41% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. At the other end, Al-Sadd had 19 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. Baghdad Bounedjah (12') and Akram Afif (16', 20', 42', 45') scored for Al-Sadd.
Their more recent scorelines reveal that more solidity is required of the Al-Markhiya defence. Al-Markhiya have watched a total of 20 goals go in at the wrong end as far as they are concerned over the course of their previous six outings. In any event, we must now wait to see if such a trend will be maintained here in this match or not.
After tasting defeat last time out to Al-Shamal in Stars League action, Al-Ahli will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Al-Ahli managed 63% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Al-Ahli was Naïm Sliti (45'). Al-Shamal had 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Ricardo Gomes (59') was the scorer for Al-Shamal.
Illustrating their appetite for eventful matches, the back of the net has been hit 29 times in the last six matches in which Al-Ahli have sent out their troops, giving an average of 4.83 goals per fixture. Their opponents have hit 17 of these goals.
Head to head
The last league match featuring these sides was Stars League match day 22 on 09/05/2023 when it ended Al-Ahli 1-0 Al-Markhiya.
Team News: Al-Markhiya
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Al-Markhiya manager Yusef Adam to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Louay Ashour (unknown injury) won’t play.
Team News: Al-Ahli
Due to a fully healthy group available for selection, the Al-Ahli manager Nebojša Jovović has no fitness worries at all before this game.
We believe that Al-Ahli and Al-Markhiya should end up playing out a closely-fought contest here.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could have goals and the potential for a draw. That’s why we have predicted a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 2-2 at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Al-Markhiya Stadium (300)
Captain: Medhat Mostafa
Chairman: Mubarak Al Nuami
Manager: Yusef Adam
Competitions: Stars League position 12