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The Arabian Gulf League meeting at Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Stadium on Saturday will see hosts Al-Dhafra prepare for the visit of opponents, Al-Wasl.
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Al-Dhafra will be looking for an improved result here after the 3-1 Arabian Gulf League defeat in their last game at the hands of Baniyas.
Al-Dhafra have found it difficult to unlock defences in more recent games. Their goals record stands at just 4 vs opposition teams during the course of their last 6 matches. In those games, The Western Knights have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 8. That sort of trend might not be continued into this game, however.
Heading into this fixture, Al-Dhafra have not registered a win against Al-Wasl in their previous 3 matches in the league.
In their last fixture, Al-Wasl drew 2-2 in the Arabian Gulf League tie with Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Al-Wasl, a minimum of three goals have been struck. The average goals scored per match within that time is 3.5, with the number of goals averaged by Al-Wasl equalling 2.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 17/11/2017 tells us that Al-Dhafra have won 2 of these and Al-Wasl 4, with the number of draws being 0.
19 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 of them for The Western Knights and 12 belonging to The Cheetahs. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
Team News: Al-Dhafra
Al-Dhafra boss Vuk Rašovic has zero fitness worries whatsoever before this match owing to a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Al-Wasl
Due to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Al-Wasl manager Laurențiu Reghecampf doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
We’re of the view that Al-Wasl and Al-Dhafra could well end up finding themselves trading goals here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but we expect to see goals and there is to be a real possibility it will end up level. We therefore see a very competitive encounter with a 2-2 score draw at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Stadium (5,020)
Captain: Ahmed Ali
Chairman: Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Manager: Vuk Rašovic
Competitions: Arabian Gulf League position 10