Al Duhail vs Lokomotiv Tashkent
Competition: AFC Champions League
Date: 6 March 2018
Kick-off: 16:00 CET
Good times at Al Duhail. Two wins in as many games in their AFC CL group, clear advantage to win the championship in Qatar. Two weeks ago, after a… sleepy first half, they scored three times in less than 25 minutes in the second one, to beat Al Wahda 3-2 away from home. An even more important win was that of last Thursday, when they beat Al Sadd 4-3 at home. From two points, the gap between these two grew to five, with just a couple of games left, meaning that Al Duhail are very-very close to winning the championship. Incredible Al Duhail have scored at least three goals in each of their last eight matches, in all competitions.
From zenith to nadir… A week after butchering Al Wahda 5-0 at home, Lokomotiv Tashkent played their worst game in a long time, losing 2-0 at Zob Ahan, looking very-very poor, practically… unrecognizable. They did miss a golden chance to take the lead in the first half, had a couple of decent shots from a distance, but all in all, they were well below average. Defensively, they looked… naive, and I wonder what their goalkeeper had in mind in that second goal they conceded. He would have denied Zob Ahan’s player if he had done… nothing, if he had stood firm, but he actually… fell on his back, letting the ball pass right above him. Incredible… The kind of goal you see in amateur leagues, conceded by goalkeepers who play football once a week, on match-days, because they are too busy working to practice during the week. The championship in Uzbekistan just started, Lokomotiv beat Qizilqum 3-0 away from home.
Previous five matches:
Al Duhail vs Al Sadd 4-3
Al Duhail vs Al Khor 4-0
Al Wahda vs Al Duhail 2-3
Al Duhail vs Umm Salal 5-0
Al Duhail vs Zob Ahan 3-1
Qizilqum vs Lokomotiv Tashkent 0-3
Zob Ahan vs Lokomotiv Tashkent 2-0
Lokomotiv Tashkent vs Al Wahda 5-0
Bunyodkor vs Lokomotiv Tashkent 0-1
Lokomotiv Tashkent vs Bunyodkor 3-2
Al Duhail’s next game is at Al Kharitiyath, on Friday (Qatar championship). Lokomotiv are hosting Metalourg on Friday (Uzbekistan championship).
Al Duhail vs Lokomotiv Tashkent: Head to head Stats
This is the first game ever between these two.
Al Duhail vs Lokomotiv Tashkent: Prediction
Al Duhail are on fire, so it’s really difficult to go against them, especially when hosting a team that looked very poor in their previous AFC CL away match.
Al Duhail vs Lokomotiv Tashkent: Betting Tips
A simple Al Duhail win pays 1.40. They score that much, that it feels like it makes perfect sense to go for “Al Duhail and over 2.5 combined goals”, at 2.05.
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