I think are chances to see a goals galore in this match. Both sides have started the season in spectacular fashion by scoring 4 goals. Al Sadd managed to keep the clean sheet because Al-Kharitiyath didn't put many problems to their defense. Al Sadd will be without two good players like offensive left-back Abdelkarim Hassan and Khalfan Ibrahim. Most likely Ali Asad will replace Khalfan in the starting 11 and his absence is not a huge blow. Also, defender Ibrahim Majid and midfielder signed from Kharitiyath this summer Abdulaziz Al-Ansari are injured. Al Sadd still have plenty of quality and they can score goals. Xavi was very good last round while the players from Algeria, Bounedjah and Hamroun played well. Al Ahli will be without Iranian defender Pejman Montazeri, but they have signed Bahrain international Sayed Mohamed Adnan. I remember him from his Brisbane Roar days and he can also very dangerous in the opposition's box. He also is pretty good at free kicks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JeYlxL3Xo0). However, Al Ahli can be really dangerous going forward as Meshaal Abdulla and Firmin Mubele are two very good strikers for this level o play. They did the difference against Al Gharafa.
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- Pickover 4.5
- Odds+280 Unibet
- Match result2-1 (-8.00)