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The Stars League fixture at Thani bin Jassim Stadium on Saturday sees home team Al-Gharafa welcome opponents Al-Sadd.
Our Al-Gharafa v Al-Sadd tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (plus the best game odds).
Al-Gharafa will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-0 Stars League loss in their previous game against Al-Wakrah.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Al-Gharafa have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that The Cheetahs have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals during that time.
Going into this contest, Al-Gharafa haven’t won at home in the past 5 matches in the league. Their fans aren't happy.
In their last game, Al-Sadd drew 1-1 in the Stars League match with Al-Wakrah.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games involving Al-Sadd, at least three goals have been struck. The average number of goals per match within that time is 4, with the number of goals averaged by Al-Sadd being 3.33. That pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this match, of course.
Coming into this clash, Al-Sadd have not been beaten in their last 11 away league matches. They really have been good on their travels.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs going back to 25/01/2018 reveals that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Al-Gharafa. They have not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever while Al-Sadd have remained in the ascendancy, running out winners in 67% of those games played.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 28 overall which averages out at 4.67 goals per meeting.
Team News: Al-Gharafa
Al-Gharafa boss Slaviša Jokanović doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Al-Sadd
With a completely injury-free group to pick from, Al-Sadd manager Xavi Hernández doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
We believe that Al-Gharafa will surely be able to put a goal past this Al-Sadd outfit, although just one goal may not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We can see a 1-2 winning score for Al-Sadd at the end of the 90 minutes. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Thani bin Jassim Stadium (21,175)
Captain: Wesley Sneijder
Chairman: Sheikh Jassem bin Thamer Al Thani
Manager: Slaviša Jokanović
Competitions: Stars League position 5