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Istiklol meet Al-Duhail in Tuesday’s forthcoming AFC Champions League meeting.
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Istiklol are hoping to win again after their last result, a 2-0 AFC Champions League success over Sharjah.
It has not been often in recent times that Istiklol haven’t conceded. The facts show that Istiklol have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals in the process. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to follow through here, however.
In the game prior to this, Al-Duhail drew 3-3 in the Stars League match with Al-Arabi.
For Al-Duhail, the scorers were Michael Olunga (5') and Ismaeel Mohammad (91'). Abdou Diallo (13', 58' Own goal) was the scorer for Al-Arabi.
Al-Duhail have been effective going forward leading up to this encounter, scoring 17 goals in their previous 6 matches. While their manager will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Al-Duhail can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same outings.
Team News: Istiklol
The Istiklol boss Mubin Ergashev will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this clash thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Al-Duhail
Al-Duhail has some current player fitness concerns. Edmílson Junior (Ankle Injury) and Philippe Coutinho (Unknown Injury) won’t be making appearances.
Our feeling is that Istiklol should get enough chances to find the back of the net against this Al-Duhail lineup, but one goal possibly won’t be enough to give them the result that they want.
We are therefore anticipating a very close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Al-Duhail at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Central Republican Stadium (20,000)
Chairman: Shohruh Saidzoda
Manager: Mubin Ergashev
Competitions: AFC Champions League (Group E)