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Al-Dhafra will do battle with visiting rivals Sharjah at Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Stadium in this Arabian Gulf League meeting on Thursday.
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Al-Dhafra will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 4-2 Arabian Gulf League loss in their previous game against Al-Fujairah.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Al-Dhafra have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that The Western Knights have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 17 goals in the process. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on here.
Ahead of this meeting, Al-Dhafra are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Al-Ain in Arabian Gulf League competition, Sharjah will be hoping to turn things around here.
In their last six outings, Sharjah have amassed a tally of 11 goals. Al Malek have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. In that time, they’ve had 7 goals scored by their opponents.
Going into this contest, Sharjah have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings going back to 21/09/2017 shows us that Al-Dhafra have won 2 of these games and Sharjah 4, with the tally of draws standing at 0.
A combined total of 20 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 of them from The Western Knights and 14 created by Al Malek. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
Team News: Al-Dhafra
Al-Dhafra manager Vuk Rašovic doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this match owing to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Sharjah
Due to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, Sharjah boss Abdulaziz Al Yassi does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Sharjah have the ability to be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
Conversely, Al-Dhafra might well find it a difficult task to score but we think it’s quite likely that they will be being dangerous for periods.
Our selection here is for a 1-3 winning margin for Sharjah 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: 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