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The Professional League tie at Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium on Friday sees home team Damac take to the field against opponents Al-Shabab.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Damac v Al-Shabab are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Damac will be hoping for a better result after a 1-0 Professional League losing effort in their last game against Al-Riyadh.
In that game, Damac managed 65% possession and 12 shots on goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, Al-Riyadh had 4 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
Matches with Damac have often been exciting affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past six clashes alone, a total of 21 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 15 of them coming from Damac.
Al-Shabab head into the meeting following a 1-0 Professional League win against Al-Wahda in their previous outing.
In that game, Al-Shabab managed 57% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Al-Wehda got 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
In 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Al-Shabab, a relatively low number of goals have been hit between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game within that period comes to a paltry 1.17, with the average goals for Al-Shabab equalling 0.5. Such a trend might not be carried forward into this game, however.
Head to head
The previous league game featuring these sides was Professional League match day 3 on 25/08/2023 when it finished Al-Shabab 1-1 Damac.
Team News: Al-Shabab
With a completely healthy squad available to select from, the Al-Shabab boss has zero fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
We’re of the view that Al-Shabab and Damac should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium (25,000)
Captain: Farouk Chafaï
Chairman: Khaled Al Masha'at
Manager: Cosmin Contra
Competitions: Professional League position 6