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Al-Arabi face off with away team Al-Sadd at Grand Hamad Stadium in this Stars League clash on Monday.
All Al-Arabi v Al-Sadd match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Al-Arabi will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 Stars League success over Al-Wakrah.
The only name on the scoresheet from Al-Arabi was Youssef Msakni (31', 68'). Mohamed Benyettou (45') was the scorer for Al-Wakrah.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Al-Arabi have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Al-Arabi have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 7 goals on the way.
Al-Sadd head into the meeting following on from a 1-2 Stars League win with the defeat of Al-Rayyan in their most recent fixture.
For Al-Sadd, goals were scored by André Ayew (7') and Akram Afif (51'). Steven N'Zonzi (56') scored for Al-Rayyan.
In their previous six outings, Al-Sadd have amassed a tally of 10 goals. Al-Sadd have also scored on each one of those occasions. During that period, their defenders have seen 10 goals go into their own net. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend will be maintained in this upcoming game or not.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 06/01/2020 shows that these encounters have not been good ones for Al-Arabi. They have not managed to get themselves any wins whatsoever while Al-Sadd have just been stronger than them, winning in 83 per cent of those ties.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 29 in all at an average of 4.83 goals per meeting.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Stars League match day 16 on 22/01/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Al-Sadd 4-2 Al-Arabi.
Team News: Al-Arabi
The Al-Arabi boss Heimir Hallgrímsson will be grateful to have no fitness concerns to speak of before this game thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Al-Sadd
With a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, the Al-Sadd boss Javi Gracia doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash.
Our thinking is that Al-Sadd have it within them to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
Conversely, Al-Arabi will be up against it to score themselves- but, we do see them converting at least once as well.
We’re therefore anticipating a fairly comfortable 1-3 winning margin for Al-Sadd come full-time.
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 1