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The Stars League meeting at Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium on Saturday sees home team Umm Salal playing against opponents Al-Rayyan.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Umm Salal v Al-Rayyan game - as well as the best betting odds.
Umm Salal will be wanting a better result here after the 3-0 Stars League loss in their previous game against Al-Kharaitiyat.
An interesting characteristic of more recent Umm Salal games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their previous sextet of matches before this one, in as many as 6 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would have been a loser. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Going into this encounter, Umm Salal haven’t won at home in the past 5 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Al-Rayyan will go into this meeting after a 2-0 Stars League win to defeat Al-Arabi in their previous match.
A series of outstanding performances by the Al-Rayyan defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their past 6 clashes in total. During the same period, their own attack force has managed to score 13.
Head to head
Drawn results are a common outcome in games between these two clubs. In their head to head clashes starting from 17/03/2018, fans have seen 5 of them. That’s a comparatively high 83% of games ending up tied.
A sum of 18 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Barzan Falcons and 11 coming from The Lions. The average goals per game has been 3.
Team News: Umm Salal
Umm Salal manager Aziz Ben Askar will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Al-Rayyan
With a completely injury-free squad ready to go, Al-Rayyan boss Diego Aguirre has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
We’re of the view that Umm Salal will manage to score against this Al-Rayyan outfit, although just one goal may not quite prevent defeat.
We’ve gone for a 1-2 winning score for Al-Rayyan by the conclusion of the game. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium (15,000)
Captain: Yannick Sagbo
Chairman: Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani
Manager: Aziz Ben Askar
Competitions: Stars League position 10