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Al-Rayyan arrive at Thani bin Jassim Stadium on Tuesday for the Stars League game with hosts Al-Gharafa.
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Al-Gharafa will be hoping to bounce back here following the 5-0 Stars League losing effort in their last game against Qatar SC.
Javi Martínez (50') scored for Qatar SC.
Matches with Al-Gharafa have proved to be entertaining affairs recently with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 games, the sum total of 24 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 9 of these being chalked up by Al-Gharafa.
Since a loss in their previous game against Al-Sadd in Stars League competition, Al-Rayyan will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only player to score from Al-Rayyan was Steven N'Zonzi (56'). André Ayew (7') and Akram Afif (51') scored for Al-Sadd.
During their 6 previous matches, Nicolás Córdova's Al-Rayyan have found the back of the net 5 times therefore giving them a goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 30/08/2019 shows that Al-Gharafa have won 3 of these & Al-Rayyan 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
In all, 20 goals were produced between them in this period, with 11 of them from The Cheetahs and 9 belonging to The Lions. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league match between these clubs was Stars League match day 20 on 24/02/2022 which ended up with the score at Al-Gharafa 3-2 Al-Rayyan.
Team News: Al-Gharafa
The Al-Gharafa manager Andrea Stramaccioni has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash with a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Al-Rayyan
Owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, the Al-Rayyan boss Nicolás Córdova has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match.
We’re thinking that Al-Rayyan will have a tough ask to breach the defence of this Al-Gharafa outfit who will likely get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re going for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 advantage for Al-Gharafa when the referee blows for full-time.
Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Thani bin Jassim Stadium (21,175)
Chairman: Sheikh Jassem bin Thamer Al Thani
Manager: Andrea Stramaccioni
Competitions: Stars League position 6