El Entag El Harby take on visitors Smouha at Al-Salam Stadium in this Premier League fixture on Sunday.
Our El Entag El Harby v Smouha predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
El Entag El Harby
El Entag El Harby will be wanting a better result here following a 4-1 Premier League loss in their previous game against Al Ahly.
Matches featuring El Entag El Harby have often been lively encounters recently with a lot of goalmouth action being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 clashes, the sum total of 22 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 7 of them accredited to Military Machines. That sort of trend might not be carried forward into this match, though.
Coming into this contest, El Entag El Harby are unbeaten in the league by Smouha in their last 2 games.
In their previous game, Smouha drew 2-2 in the Premier League tie with National Bank of Egypt.
The stats don’t lie, and Smouha have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 7 goals in total. At the back, The Blue Wave have seen their frailties exposed.
Their previous form shows that Smouha:
- have not beaten El Entag El Harby when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 13 away league matches. Amazing.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 24/12/2017 shows that El Entag El Harby have won 1 of these games and Smouha 2, with the number of drawn games being 3.
An aggregate of 14 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 of them for Military Machines and 8 netted by The Blue Wave. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
Team News: El Entag El Harby
El Entag El Harby manager Mokhtar Mokhtar will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Smouha
Due to a mostly full-strength group of players, there is just the sole fitness problem for the Smouha gaffer Hossam Hassan to contend with. Islam Gamal (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
Here, we’re thinking that Smouha will need things to go their way to breach the defence of this El Entag El Harby team who we think might well gain the upper hand.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 victory for El Entag El Harby at the end of the 90.
There should be little in it.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
El Entag El Harby
Stadium: Al-Salam Stadium (30,000)
Captain: Mahmoud El Badry
Chairman: Ashraf Amer
Manager: Mokhtar Mokhtar
Competitions: Premier League position 17