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Smouha face off with visiting team Al Ittihad at Borg El Arab Stadium in this Premier League clash on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Smouha v Al Ittihad game - plus the latest betting odds.
Smouha will be looking for another win after a 1-2 Premier League success over Al Ahly.
It’s not been often in recent times that Smouha haven’t conceded. The facts show that The Blue Wave have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 6 goals during that time.
Their prior results show that Smouha:
- are unbeaten in the league by Al Ittihad in their previous 3 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 6 home league matches.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Pyramids in Premier League action, Al Ittihad and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The trend of at least one team not scoring a goal in games featuring Al Ittihad has become fairly consistent of late. Examining their last six meetings shows that it’s happened 5 times. During those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal total of 5 and Master of the Country have scored 7. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend will be sustained in this next game or not.
Ahead of this meeting, Al Ittihad have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 05/03/2018 shows us that Smouha have won 1 of these games & Al Ittihad 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
An aggregate of 15 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 of them for The Blue Wave and 9 being from Master of the Country. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
Team News: Smouha
Ahmed Refo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Mohamed Shokry (Leg Injury) will not be taking part for Smouha boss Hossam Hassan.
Team News: Al Ittihad
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, Al Ittihad manager Talaat Youssef doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this game.
In our view, Al Ittihad have the firepower to score against this Smouha side, however that is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We reckon that it will be a 2-1 advantage for Smouha when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium (86,000)
Captain: Sayed Farid
Chairman: Mohamed Farag Amer
Manager: Hossam Hassan
Competitions: Premier League position 6