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Ittihad Kalba will be taking on visiting rivals Emirates at Ittihad Kalba Club Stadium in the Arabian Gulf League game on Wednesday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Ittihad Kalba v Emirates can be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Ittihad Kalba will be looking for an improved result here following a 2-1 Arabian Gulf League loss in their previous game against Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Ittihad Kalba have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Ittihad Kalba have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 10 goals on the way. Putting that to one side, it remains to be seen if such a trend will continue on here in this match.
In their previous game, Emirates drew 2-2 in the Arabian Gulf League match with Baniyas.
In as many as 6 of the previous 6 games featuring Emirates, a minimum of three goals have been struck. The overall average number of goals per match in that spell is 3.83, with the average number of goals for Emirates coming out as 1.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 08/05/2015, neither club has come out on top overall with Ittihad Kalba winning 2 of those games, Emirates 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A combined sum of 17 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 8 from The Tigers and 9 coming from The Falcons. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
Team News: Ittihad Kalba
The Ittihad Kalba boss Jorge da Silva doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Emirates
With a fully injury-free group ready to go, the Emirates boss Jalal Qaderi has zero fitness concerns to report before this clash.
In our opinion, Ittihad Kalba are likely to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the other end, Emirates are also probably going to find it difficult to score a goal of their own but we do fancy them hitting back at some stage, too.
Therefore, we are anticipating a comfortable 3-1 win for Ittihad Kalba by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ittihad Kalba Club Stadium (8,500)
Captain: Mansour Abbas
Chairman: Ali Hussain
Manager: Jorge da Silva
Competitions: Arabian Gulf League position 10