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Emirates face off with the visiting Ittihad Kalba at Emirates Club Stadium in this Arabian Gulf League game on Saturday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Emirates v Ittihad Kalba can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Emirates will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 3-1 Arabian Gulf League defeat last time out to Baniyas.
It’s not been often in recent games where Emirates have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Emirates have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 17 goals along the way.
Previously, Ittihad Kalba drew 0-0 in the Arabian Gulf League match with Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai.
Throughout their six most recent matches, Jorge da Silva's Ittihad Kalba have managed to stick the ball in the net 8 times therefore giving them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 19/12/2014 tells us that Emirates have won 3 of these and Ittihad Kalba 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 9 of them for The Falcons and 7 coming from The Tigers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
Team News: Emirates
The Emirates manager Jalal Qaderi has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all before this clash thanks to a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Ittihad Kalba
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Ittihad Kalba manager Jorge da Silva does not have any fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
Emirates will likely be able to breach the defence of this Ittihad Kalba lineup, however a single goal is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We therefore reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 advantage for Ittihad Kalba at full-time. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Emirates Club Stadium (4,830)
Captain: Ahmed Al-Shaji
Chairman: Ahmed bin Saqer Al-Qasim
Manager: Jalal Qaderi
Competitions: Arabian Gulf League position 14