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The Stars League meeting at Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium on Friday will see home team Qatar SC welcome Al-Shamal.
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Qatar SC will be hoping to bounce back here following the 1-0 Stars League loss in their previous game against Al-Wakrah.
In that match, Qatar SC managed 53% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Al-Wakrah got 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. Hamdi Fathi (37') scored for Al-Wakrah.
Fixtures involving Qatar SC have usually been absorbing affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action being a common characteristic. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 11 of them coming from Qatar SC.
Al-Shamal will go into the meeting following on from a 1-2 Stars League win as they beat Al-Ahli in their most recent match.
In that game, Al-Shamal managed 37% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Al-Shamal was Ricardo Gomes (59'). Al-Ahli had 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Naïm Sliti (45') scored for Al-Ahli.
Al-Shamal have attacked well of late, scoring 10 times in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Al-Shamal can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same games. That kind of trend won’t necessarily follow through into this match, of course.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 22/10/2014 tells us that Qatar SC have won 3 of these games & Al-Shamal 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 of them for The Kings and 8 for Al-Shamal. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Stars League match day 16 on 02/03/2023 which ended up with the score at Al-Shamal 3-0 Qatar SC.
Team News: Qatar SC
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the Qatar SC boss Wesam Rizik Abdulmajid to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed group. Omar Al-Emadi (unknown injury) won’t play.
Team News: Al-Shamal
With a completely healthy group available to select from, the Al-Shamal manager has no fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
We’ve got the feeling that Qatar SC are likely to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
In contrast, Al-Shamal are also probably going to find it difficult getting goals although we do think that they will probably end up converting at least once.
We’re predicting a decent 3-1 margin for Qatar SC when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium (15,000)
Captain: Fadhl Omar
Chairman: Sheikh Jassem Bin Hamad Bin Nasser Al Thani
Manager: Wesam Rizik Abdulmajid
Competitions: Stars League position 7