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Al-Sadd will visit Grand Hamad Stadium on Sunday for the Stars League tie with home team Al-Arabi.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Al-Arabi v Al-Sadd match are shown here - plus the latest match odds.
Al-Arabi will play in this fixture after a 2-2 Stars League drawn result against Al-Wakrah.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Al-Arabi have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Fareeg Al-Ahlam have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 9 goals along the way. We shall soon see if that trend will be continued on here.
Al-Sadd will come into the clash after a 1-7 Stars League win against Al-Ahli in their previous fixture.
The stats don’t lie, and Al-Sadd have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 6 goals in total. At the back, The Wolves just haven’t been too solid at all.
Coming into this contest, Al-Sadd have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 20/10/2017 reveals that these fixtures have not been happy ones for Al-Arabi. They have not managed to get any victories whatsoever while Al-Sadd have been the better of the two, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those ties.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 33 in total at an average of 5.5 goals per meeting.
Team News: Al-Arabi
Al-Arabi manager Heimir Hallgrímsson has no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game owing to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Al-Sadd
Out of a mainly available group, there is just a single fitness problem for the Al-Sadd gaffer Xavi Hernández to contend with. Saud Ibrahim Al-Nasr (Corona virus) won’t be playing here.
We’re inclined to think that Al-Arabi have the firepower to find the net against this Al-Sadd outfit, however a single goal probably won’t prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 1-2 advantage for Al-Sadd when the full-time whistle blows. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Grand Hamad Stadium (13,000)
Chairman: Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Jaber Al-Thani
Manager: Heimir Hallgrímsson
Competitions: Stars League position 9