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Al-Duhail arrive at Grand Hamad Stadium on Saturday for the Stars League meeting with home side Al-Arabi.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Al-Arabi v Al-Duhail (plus the best game odds).
Al-Arabi will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-0 Stars League loss in their previous game against Al-Rayyan.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Al-Arabi have taken part. Regarding the goal distribution in that period, opposing sides scored a total of 6 and Fareeg Al-Ahlam managed the sum of 5. We will see if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Pre-game facts show that Al-Arabi:
- have not beaten Al-Duhail in their last 9 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 5 league matches at home.
Al-Duhail go into this encounter following on from a 0-2 Stars League win with the eclipse of Al-Sailiya in their last fixture.
A succession of outstanding displays by the Al-Duhail defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 outings combined. During the same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 11.
Their previous form shows that Al-Duhail:
- haven't been defeated by Al-Arabi when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league matches. A very good record, indeed.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of past results between these clubs going back to 19/01/2018 tells us that these encounters have not been kind to Al-Arabi. They have not been able to register any victories at all whereas Al-Duhail have been too good for them, finishing as winners in 83% of those games played.
A sum of 14 goals were scored between them in this period, with 2 from Fareeg Al-Ahlam and 12 belonging to The Red Knights. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
Team News: Al-Arabi
Al-Arabi boss Heimir Hallgrímsson will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all coming into this game with a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Al-Duhail
Due to a fully injury-free squad to pick from, Al-Duhail manager Sabri Lamouchi doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report coming into this match.
We envisage that Al-Arabi are certainly able to get a goal against this Al-Duhail team, although just one goal might not be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We therefore reckon that it will be a close game with a 1-2 winning score for Al-Duhail when all is said and done. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Grand Hamad Stadium (13,000)
Chairman: Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Jaber Al-Thani
Manager: Heimir Hallgrímsson
Competitions: Stars League position 7