These odds are well influenced by the last game between these two sides which was played one week ago in the League Cup. Al Dhafra won comfortably by 4 goals to two after being 4 up before the break. However, Emirates were not very interested in that match and rested almost all their regular starters including Sebastian Saez, Batna, Ahmad Ibrahim and Hocine Ragued. Now all these players are expected to return. Emirates have some injury concerns as some of their local players have some medical problems, but their foreign players should be available as I have said before including the Iraqi defender Ahmad Ibrahim who played for his national side on Tuesday, but he played in the UAE. He didn't need to travel in another country. Unlike to Ibrahim the international striker of Al Dhafra, Omar Khribin played for Syria 90 minutes in Malaysia. Omar joined the Syrian team after scoring two goals against Emirates. I don't know what condition he has after travelling a lot in the past week. Of course, Al Dhafra still have Makhete Diop who can make the difference. Morocco defender El Adoua missed the last couple of games due to injury and may miss out again. I think we will see a different story this time and Emirates should be able to put more problems to Al Dhafra.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Pickx2 2
- Odds+150 Bet365
- Match result2-1 (-9.00)