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Sharjah line up against visiting club Al-Nasr at Sharjah Stadium in this Arabian Gulf League fixture on Friday.
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Sharjah, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Arabian Gulf League success versus Al-Jazira.
Fixtures featuring Sharjah have tended to be absorbing encounters lately with high scoring expected. Over their past six clashes, a total of 22 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 14 of them accredited to Al Malek.
Al-Nasr head into the clash following on from a 0-3 Arabian Gulf League win to defeat Hatta in their previous game.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Al-Nasr has been fairly consistent in recent matches. Looking at their last six games reveals that this has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 1 while The Blue Wave have scored 12. With no two games being the same, it remains to be seen if that trend shall be replicated in this match or not.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 03/03/2017 shows us that Sharjah have won 4 of these and Al-Nasr 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
In all, 18 goals were scored between them in this period, with 12 of them from Al Malek and 6 netted by The Blue Wave. The average goals per game has been 3.
Team News: Sharjah
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Sharjah boss Abdulaziz Al Yassi to be concerned with from an otherwise complete squad. Igor Coronado (Unknown Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Al-Nasr
Owing to a fully healthy group available for selection, Al-Nasr boss Krunoslav Jurčić doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
In our view, Al-Nasr will surely be able to put one past this Sharjah lineup, but that may not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Sharjah by the conclusion of the game. Expecting it to be very competitive.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sharjah Stadium (20,000)
Captain: Shahin Abdulrahman
Chairman: Salim Obaid Al Shamsi
Manager: Abdulaziz Al Yassi
Competitions: Arabian Gulf League position 1