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The Stars League clash at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium on Sunday will see home side Al-Duhail go up against Al-Gharafa.
Our Al-Duhail v Al-Gharafa predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Al-Duhail are hoping to win again after their last result, the 1-2 Stars League success over Al-Rayyan.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Al-Duhail have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that The Red Knights have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 10 goals in the process. While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see if that trend will persist here in this game or not.
Going into this contest, Al-Duhail are undefeated in their last 37 home league matches. Incredible, really.
Since a loss in their previous game against Al-Sailiya in Stars League competition, Al-Gharafa will be hoping to turn things around here.
Over the course of their last half-dozen outings, Al-Gharafa have amassed a tally of 10 goals. The Cheetahs have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, their defenders have seen 9 goals go into their own net.
Head to head
An examination of past results between these clubs going back to 28/10/2017 shows that these encounters have not been fruitful for Al-Gharafa. They have not managed to come away with any victories whatsoever while Al-Duhail have remained in the ascendancy, running out winners in 67 per cent of those games played.
A sum of 19 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 14 of them from The Red Knights and 5 for The Cheetahs. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
Team News: Al-Duhail
Al-Duhail boss Walid Regragui will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash with a completely injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Al-Gharafa
Owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go, Al-Gharafa boss Slaviša Jokanović doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
In this match, Al-Duhail can and should stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
However, Al-Gharafa could well find it tough to make a breakthrough but we do fancy them seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We’re therefore anticipating a comfortable 3-1 margin for Al-Duhail after 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium (9,000)
Captain: Luiz Júnior
Chairman: Sheikh Abdullah al Thani
Manager: Walid Regragui
Competitions: Stars League position 1