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The Arabian Gulf League meeting at Hatta Stadium on Friday sees home team Hatta welcome Al-Ain.
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Hatta will play in this fixture coming off the back of a 0-0 Arabian Gulf League drawn match versus Ittihad Kalba.
It has not been often in recent games that Hatta have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Tornado have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 13 goals during that time. We will see whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Their previous form shows that Hatta:
- haven't beaten Al-Ain in their last 6 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 12 league matches. It's been disappointing.
In their previous game, Al-Ain drew 2-2 in the Arabian Gulf League tie with Al-Jazira.
Throughout their six most recent matches, Pedro Emanuel's Al-Ain have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 7 times, giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Coming into this clash, Al-Ain are undefeated by Hatta when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over past results between these clubs stretching back to 10/01/2017 tells us that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Hatta. They’ve not managed to register any victories whatsoever whereas Al-Ain have been the better of the two, running out winners in 100% of those matches played.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 24 overall at an average of 4 goals per meeting.
Team News: Hatta
Hatta boss Christos Kontis will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this match thanks to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Al-Ain
With a completely healthy squad available to choose from, Al-Ain boss Pedro Emanuel does not have any fitness concerns at all before this game.
We’re thinking that Al-Ain are likely to be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
At the same time, Hatta may well struggle to score themselves although we think that they will probably end up being dangerous for periods.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a controlled 1-3 win for Al-Ain come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hatta Stadium (5,000)
Captain: Mahmoud Hassan
Chairman: Saeed Bin Hamdan
Manager: Christos Kontis
Competitions: Arabian Gulf League position 14