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Baniyas will arrive at Sharjah Stadium on Saturday for the Arabian Gulf League tie with hosts Sharjah.
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Sharjah head into this fixture after a 3-3 Arabian Gulf League drawn result vs Al-Wasl.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Sharjah have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Al Malek have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 11 goals in the process. We shall soon see if that trend will be continued on here.
Heading into this contest, Sharjah have not emerged victorious against Baniyas in their previous 2 league games.
Baniyas go into this clash following on from a 1-0 Arabian Gulf League win to defeat Hatta in their previous outing.
Over the course of their previous 6 outings, Baniyas have bagged a tally of 13 goals. The Sky Blues have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. Over that period, they have had 6 goals go against them.
Ahead of this clash, Baniyas have not been beaten in their last 7 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings going back to 28/11/2016 tells us that Sharjah have won 3 of them & Baniyas 1, with the number of drawn games being 2.
A sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 10 from Al Malek and 6 created by The Sky Blues. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
Team News: Sharjah
Sharjah boss Abdulaziz Al Yassi has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Baniyas
Owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, Baniyas boss Winfried Schäfer does not have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
It seems to us that Baniyas and Sharjah may well end up cancelling each other out here.
An eventful draw is therefore a real possibility, and we are expecting it to be very tight. We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought 2-2 scoreline when all is said and done.
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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 3