Al Wakrah have won the last H2H game, but at the time in April 2016 was a special situation because the match was played just after the international break and Lekhwiya have many international players. Coach Belmadi rested a lot of key players in that match because after that they have played in the ACL against Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia. That's why Lekhwiya have lost that match against Al Wakrah (0-2). I think the situation is different now. No ACL for Lekhwiya and this will be the second game after the international break. However, the international players have a lot days to rest before Al Sadd's game, ended in a draw, 3-3. I should say Lekhwiya played better than Al Sadd and they deserved to win that match. I should say that Lekhwiya have a great midfield and attack and they can score a lot of goals against any opponent from this division. Also, they have finally found a clinical striker after the arrival of El Arabi from Spain. Ok, they have conceded 3, but Al Sadd are also strong going forward. Al Wakrah are not great in this start of the season. They have signed Pablo Zeballos and Oliveira, but Sebastian Saez is a huge loss for them as well as the Portuguese midfielder Ruben Amorim. They haven't a good midfielder at the moment who can make the connection between midfield and attack. Zeballos and Oliveira are good strikers, but they need more balls. Winger Maher Youssef will return after injury for Al Wakrah. I don't think the history will repeat again. The situation looks completely different now. If Lekhwiya will play at their best they should win this match.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- PickLekhwiya 1
- Odds-175 Bet365
- Match result2-3 (+5.13)