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The Arabian Gulf League game at Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Stadium on Tuesday sees home team Al-Dhafra take to the field against Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Al-Dhafra v Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Al-Dhafra go into this match following a 0-0 Arabian Gulf League drawn match vs Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Al-Dhafra have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Al-Dhafra have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 8 goals along the way.
Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai
Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai have seen success in front of goal of late, having scored 14 times in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Mahdi Ali will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same games. Even so, time will tell whether that pattern will be maintained here in this game.
Head to head
Looking at past results between these clubs stretching back to 24/11/2018 tells us that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Al-Dhafra. They have not managed to get themselves any wins whatsoever while Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai have managed to find a way, beating them in 83 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
An aggregate of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 3 of them from The Western Knights and 12 coming from Al Fursan Al Humur. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
Team News: Al-Dhafra
The Al-Dhafra boss Vuk Rašovic will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash with a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai
Thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from, the Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai manager Mahdi Ali has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
We’re of the opinion that Al-Dhafra will have their work cut out to put one past this Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai outfit who should score at least once to put them ahead.
We therefore fancy a very even contest with a 0-1 victory for Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.