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The Stars League meeting at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium on Tuesday sees home side Al-Sadd welcome Al-Rayyan.
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Al-Sadd, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-2 Stars League triumph vs Al-Gharafa.
Fixtures involving Al-Sadd have usually been absorbing ones of late with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen clashes, the sum total of 22 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 19 of them belonging to The Wolves . We will just have to see whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Going into this contest, Al-Sadd are unbeaten in their last 16 home league matches. What a fortress they have created.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Umm Salal in Stars League competition, Al-Rayyan will be aiming to make amends here.
Diego Aguirre's Al-Rayyan have seen their goal attempts be successful 13 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during that period adds up to 6.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 08/02/2018 shows that Al-Sadd have won 4 of these and Al-Rayyan 2, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
19 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 14 of them from The Wolves and 5 netted by The Lions. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
Team News: Al-Sadd
Al-Sadd manager Xavi Hernández will be grateful to have no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match thanks to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Al-Rayyan
Owing to a fully healthy group available to select from, Al-Rayyan manager Diego Aguirre has no fitness concerns at all coming into this clash.
In this game, Al-Sadd will probably be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
At the other end, Al-Rayyan may well find it hard to find the back of the net but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be hitting back at some stage here, too.
Therefore, we are anticipating a 3-1 win for Al-Sadd after 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Jassim bin Hamad Stadium (12,946)
Captain: Hassan Al-Haidos
Chairman: Mohammed bin Hamad
Manager: Xavi Hernández
Competitions: Stars League position 1