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The Arabian Gulf League clash at Sharjah Stadium on Saturday sees home team Sharjah facing opposition in the form of Al-Ain.
Our Sharjah v Al-Ain tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as the best betting odds.
Sharjah will play in this fixture following on from a 2-2 Arabian Gulf League drawn match versus Emirates.
At least three goals per match have been seen in 6 of the past 6 fixtures where Sharjah have been involved. Opposing sides scored 11 times in these games while Sharjah managed a tally of 10.
Al-Ain go into this game following a 2-1 Arabian Gulf League win versus Ajman in their last fixture.
A succession of dependable showings by the Al-Ain defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their past 6 fixtures overall. In that period, their own attack force has managed to score 14. That pattern might not follow through into this match, however.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes dating back to 31/10/2018 shows us that Sharjah have won 3 of them and Al-Ain 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 for Al Malek and 9 being from Al Zaeem. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
Team News: Sharjah
The Sharjah boss Abdulaziz Al Yassi will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Al-Ain
Due to a mostly full-strength group, there is only the sole fitness issue for the Al-Ain manager Pedro Emanuel to be concerned with. Yassine Meriah (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
We’ve got the feeling that Sharjah are capable enough to put one past this Al-Ain lineup, although one goal probably shouldn’t be enough to prevent defeat.
Therefore, we’re predicting a narrow 1-2 advantage for Al-Ain at the end of this one. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sharjah Stadium (18,000)
Captain: Shahin Abdulrahman
Chairman: Ali Salim Almidfa
Manager: Abdulaziz Al Yassi
Competitions: Arabian Gulf League position 4