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Al-Gharafa face off with the visiting Al-Arabi at Thani bin Jassim Stadium in this Stars League fixture on Wednesday.
Our Al-Gharafa v Al-Arabi predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Al-Gharafa will be hoping to bounce back here after the 2-1 Stars League losing effort in their last game against Al-Rayyan.
Al-Gharafa haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have managed to rack up 10 during that period and have conceded a total of 9. With no two games being the same, we will just have to wait and see whether the trend will be sustained in this match.
Pre-game facts show that Al-Gharafa:
- haven't lost in the league to Al-Arabi in their previous 5 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Al-Arabi come into this match following on from a 1-0 Stars League win to beat Al-Ahli in their previous match.
A succession of very capable displays from the Al-Arabi defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 outings overall. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 9.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Al-Arabi:
- have not beaten Al-Gharafa when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 17/03/2018 shows us that Al-Gharafa have won 5 of them and Al-Arabi 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
A combined sum of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 10 from The Cheetahs and 5 for Fareeg Al-Ahlam. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
Team News: Al-Gharafa
Al-Gharafa manager Slaviša Jokanović will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all before this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Al-Arabi
Owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from, Al-Arabi manager Heimir Hallgrímsson does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash.
We believe that Al-Arabi are likely to score against this Al-Gharafa side, however it may not be enough to avoid defeat.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 winning score for Al-Gharafa by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Thani bin Jassim Stadium (21,175)
Captain: Wesley Sneijder
Chairman: Sheikh Jassem bin Thamer Al Thani
Manager: Slaviša Jokanović
Competitions: Stars League position 4