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Hatta will be taking on visiting team Al-Dhafra at Hatta Stadium in this Arabian Gulf League game on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Hatta v Al-Dhafra can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Hatta will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 1-0 Arabian Gulf League defeat last time out to Baniyas.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Hatta have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Tornado have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 7 goals in the process. That aside, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern shall be replicated in this next game.
Heading into this fixture, Hatta are winless against Al-Dhafra in their last 3 league games.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai in Arabian Gulf League action, Al-Dhafra and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The stats don’t lie, and Al-Dhafra have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 14 goals in all. At the back, The Western Knights could really do with shoring things up.
Ahead of this clash, Al-Dhafra are without a win away from home in their last 11 matches in the league. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 17/12/2016 tells us that Hatta have won 1 of them & Al-Dhafra 5, with the number of draws standing at 0.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
Team News: Hatta
Hatta manager Christos Kontis does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game with a completely injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Al-Dhafra
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, Al-Dhafra boss Vuk Rašovic has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
We’re of the view that Hatta have the ability to score against this Al-Dhafra side, but a single goal possibly won’t quite be good enough.
We’re therefore expecting a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 victory for Al-Dhafra at the end of the 90 minutes. It should be a decent one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hatta Stadium (5,000)
Captain: Mahmoud Hassan
Chairman: Saeed Bin Hamdan
Manager: Christos Kontis
Competitions: Arabian Gulf League position 14