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Al-Arabi make the trip to Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium on Wednesday for the Stars League meeting with home team Umm Salal.
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Umm Salal will be wanting a better result here after the 6-0 Stars League defeat in their last game at the hands of Al-Sadd.
In that match, Umm Salal managed 28% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Al-Sadd had 17 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Gonzalo Plata (10'), Hassan Al Haydos (14', 49'), Akram Afif (18') and Guilherme (69') scored for Al-Sadd.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Umm Salal have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Umm Salal have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 12 goals along the way.
In their last game, Al-Arabi drew 0-0 in the Stars League match with Al-Shamal.
In that match, Al-Arabi had 62% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Al-Shamal got 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Showing their involvement in eventful encounters, we’ve had goals 21 times in the prior six matches in which Al-Arabi have taken to the pitch, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals for each fixture. Opposing teams have managed 8 of those goals. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 19/01/2021 shows that Umm Salal have won 1 of these and Al-Arabi 2, with the number of draws being 3.
An aggregate of 10 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 4 for Barzan Falcons and 6 belonging to Fareeg Al-Ahlam. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Stars League match day 2 on 27/08/2023 when it finished Al-Arabi 1-1 Umm Salal.
Team News: Umm Salal
The Umm Salal boss Patrice Carteron does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match owing to a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Al-Arabi
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Al-Arabi manager Younes Ali Rahmati does not have any fitness concerns at all before this clash.
In this game, Al-Arabi should have the majority of the possession and should turn some of their chances into goals.
Conversely, Umm Salal may well find it hard to score but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be being dangerous for periods.
Therefore, we are anticipating a controlled 1-3 winning score for Al-Arabi at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium (15,000)
Captain: Andy Delort
Chairman: Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani
Manager: Patrice Carteron
Competitions: Stars League position 7