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Ittihad Kalba will visit Sharjah Stadium on Friday for the Arabian Gulf League meeting with hosts Sharjah.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Sharjah v Ittihad Kalba can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Sharjah will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-0 Arabian Gulf League success vs Ajman.
It has been seldom in recent times where Sharjah haven’t conceded. The reality is that Al Malek have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 6 goals on the way. We will have to find out if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Coming into this fixture, Sharjah haven't been defeated in their previous 9 league matches at home. A very good run at home.
In their previous fixture, Ittihad Kalba drew 0-0 in the Arabian Gulf League match with Hatta.
Jorge da Silva's Ittihad Kalba have seen their goal attempts be successful 8 times in the course of their previous six matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those matches comes to 6.
Coming into this meeting, Ittihad Kalba are undefeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings dating back to 23/11/2016 shows us that Sharjah have won 3 of these & Ittihad Kalba 0, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
In all, 17 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them from Al Malek and 6 for The Tigers. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
Team News: Sharjah
Regarding absentees, there’s just one fitness concern for the Sharjah manager Abdulaziz Al Yassi to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group. Caio (Hamstring Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Ittihad Kalba
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to select from, Ittihad Kalba boss Jorge da Silva has zero fitness worries at all before this clash.
Ittihad Kalba will have a difficult task to be getting goals against a Sharjah lineup who certainly have the ability to win pretty easily here.
We reckon that it will be a 3-0 victory for Sharjah at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sharjah Stadium (20,000)
Captain: Shahin Abdulrahman
Chairman: Salim Obaid Al Shamsi
Manager: Abdulaziz Al Yassi
Competitions: Arabian Gulf League position 1