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Al-Arabi will be at Thani bin Jassim Stadium on Wednesday for the Stars League showdown with home side Al-Gharafa.
Our Al-Gharafa v Al-Arabi predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Al-Gharafa will be hoping to bounce back here after the 5-0 Stars League defeat last time out to Qatar SC.
Javi Martínez (50') scored for Qatar SC.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Al-Gharafa haven’t conceded. In fact, Al-Gharafa have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 15 goals during that time.
Al-Arabi will come into the game following a 1-2 Stars League win with the downing of Al-Wakrah in their most recent match.
The only name on the scoresheet from Al-Arabi was Youssef Msakni (31', 68'). Mohamed Benyettou (45') scored for Al-Wakrah.
The numbers tell their own story, and Al-Arabi have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 7 goals overall. At the back, Al-Arabi can certainly do much better. While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see if the trend will continue on in this next match.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 20/10/2019 shows that Al-Gharafa have won 3 of these and Al-Arabi 1, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
An aggregate of 12 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from The Cheetahs and 5 being from Fareeg Al-Ahlam. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The previous league meeting between the two was Stars League match day 21 on 02/03/2022 and the score finished Al-Arabi 3-2 Al-Gharafa.
Team News: Al-Gharafa
The Al-Gharafa manager Andrea Stramaccioni will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Al-Arabi
With a completely injury-free group available for selection, the Al-Arabi manager Heimir Hallgrímsson does not have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
We feel that Al-Gharafa will really need to work well to hit the back of the net against this Al-Arabi side who we think will likely get the vital goal that wins it.
That’s why our selection here is for a very even contest with a 0-1 win for Al-Arabi at full-time.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Thani bin Jassim Stadium (21,175)
Chairman: Sheikh Jassem bin Thamer Al Thani
Manager: Andrea Stramaccioni
Competitions: Stars League position 6