AL ARABI V QATAR
A common trait of more recent Al-Arabi games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their previous six matches before this one, in 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would've lost.
In their previous game, Qatar SC drew 1-1 in the Stars League match with Al-Shamal.
The numbers tell their own story, and Qatar SC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals in total. In defence, Qatar SC just haven’t been too solid at all. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this match, of course.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
PORTIMONENSE V GUIMARAES
Portimonense will be wanting a better result here after a 1-2 Primeira Liga defeat last time out to Marítimo.
In that game, Portimonense managed 63% possession and 18 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Portimonense was Fabrício Messias (68'). On the other side, Marítimo got 17 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Rafik Guitane (45') and Joel Tagueu (91') scored for Marítimo.
Over their prior six fixtures, Paulo Sérgio's Portimonense have found the net 8 times giving them an average number of goals per match of 1.33.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Gil Vicente in Primeira Liga competition, Vitória Guimarães and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Vitória Guimarães had 49% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Vitória Guimarães, the scorers were Nélson Luz (78') and Marcus Edwards (86'). Gil Vicente got 14 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Fran Navarro (20', 53') and Antoine Léautey (74') scored for Gil Vicente.
The stats don’t lie, and Vitória Guimarães have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 10 goals in all. Defensively, Vitória Guimarães have some weaknesses to address.
Heading into this contest, Vitória Guimarães haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Prediction: Both teams to score
AL AHLI V AL WAKRA
Al-Ahli will be looking for a repeat result of a 2-1 Stars League success against Umm Salal.
A common theme in recent Al-Ahli games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their previous six matches before this one, in 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would have been a losing one. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Al-Wakrah come into this clash following a 4-1 Stars League win against Al-Khor in their previous fixture.
The numbers tell their own story, and Al-Wakrah have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in all. At the back, Al-Wakrah could really do with shoring things up.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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