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Ittihad Kalba come up against visiting club Al-Ain at Ittihad Kalba Club Stadium in the Arabian Gulf League match on Monday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Ittihad Kalba v Al-Ain, scroll down - along with the latest match odds.
Ittihad Kalba, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Arabian Gulf League victory against Al-Wahda.
Over their preceding six games, Jorge da Silva's Ittihad Kalba have celebrated scoring a combined total of 9 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.5.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Al-Nasr in Arabian Gulf League competition, Al-Ain will be aiming to make amends here.
In their previous 6 clashes, Al-Ain have bagged the sum of 10 goals. Al Zaeem have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. During that period, they’ve seen 8 goals scored by their opponents. That sort of pattern might not be continued into this game, though.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results going back to 13/05/2017 shows that these encounters have not been good ones for Ittihad Kalba. They have not been able to get themselves any victories at all whereas Al-Ain have been too good for them, getting wins in 67 per cent of those games played.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 in total at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
Team News: Ittihad Kalba
Ittihad Kalba manager Jorge da Silva has zero fitness worries at all before this clash with a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Al-Ain
Thanks to a mainly healthy group, there is only the lone fitness issue for the Al-Ain manager Pedro Emanuel to be concerned about. Shoya Nakajima (Tibia Fracture) misses out for this game.
Our pre-match assessment is that Al-Ain have the ability to have the majority of the possession and should turn some of their chances into goals.
At the same time, Ittihad Kalba might well find it difficult to find the back of the net but we do see them managing to get on the scoresheet, too.
Accordingly, we see a decent 1-3 margin for Al-Ain when the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ittihad Kalba Club Stadium (8,500)
Captain: Mansour Abbas
Chairman: Ali Hussain
Manager: Jorge da Silva
Competitions: Arabian Gulf League position 7