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The Arabian Gulf League meeting at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium on Thursday will see home team Al-Jazira go into battle with opponents Baniyas.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Al-Jazira v Baniyas game (including the best match odds).
Al-Jazira, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-6 Arabian Gulf League victory against Ittihad Kalba.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 6 of the past 6 fixtures where Al-Jazira have participated. Opposing sides scored 6 of them in this period whereas Pride of Abu Dhabi managed to get a total of 19.
Analysis of their past results shows that Al-Jazira:
- have not been beaten in the league by Baniyas in their previous 2 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Baniyas come into this clash following a 1-2 Arabian Gulf League win in the defeat of Khorfakkan in their previous game.
Throughout their 6 most recent matches, Winfried Schäfer's Baniyas have converted a total of 9 times thus yielding them the goals per game average of 1.5.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Baniyas:
- have left without a victory over Al-Jazira when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 27/10/2016 shows that Al-Jazira have won 4 of these games & Baniyas 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
Team News: Al-Jazira
Al-Jazira boss Marcel Keizer will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match with a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Baniyas
With a fully injury-free group ready to go, Baniyas manager Winfried Schäfer has zero fitness worries at all before this game.
Our thinking is that Al-Jazira have it within them to convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Baniyas will be up against it to get shooting opportunities but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be converting at least once here.
We’re therefore anticipating a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for Al-Jazira at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium (42,056)
Captain: Ali Khasif
Chairman: Mansour Al-Nahyan
Manager: Marcel Keizer
Competitions: Arabian Gulf League position 2