Al Duhail vs Al Wahda
Competition: AFC Champions League
Date: 17 April 2018
Kick-off: 16:00 CET
That 1-0 win at Zob Ahan was a super flattering result for Al Duhail given how the 90 minutes went, the Qatar side were definitely not the better team on the pitch, but a win is a win, and it was their fifth in as many matches in the group, perfect record. Al Duhail had already secured the championship title in Qatar, and the last game of the season, three days after their win in Iran, was just the… cherry on top, a 5-2 home win over Al Sailiya. There is no doubt Al Duhail have enjoyed four fantastic months in 2018 thus far, they have already qualified for the last 16 of the AFC CL, so May (that’s when the next round matches will be held) looks promising as well.
Less than a week ago, Al Wahda beat Al Jazira 3-0 in the UAE’s championship. That was their seventh win in their last eight matches, I repeat, seven wins in eight matches, in all competitions. What did they do two weeks ago at home, playing against Lokomotiv Tashkent? A total ridicule of themselves, that’s what they did, losing the game 1-4(!), looking like… amateurs against professionals. A shameful performance and result, to the verge of… suspicious, as the odds on Lokomotiv’s win fell dramatically the last 24 hours before kick-off. Al Wahda are down and out in the group, at the bottom of the table, with no chance of finishing in the top 2.
Previous five matches:
Al Duhail vs Al Sailiya 5-2
Zob Ahan vs Al Duhail 0-1
Al Markhiya vs Al Duhail 2-4
Lokomotiv Tashkent vs Al Duhail 1-2
Al Kharitiyath vs Al Duhail 0-5
Al Jazira vs Al Wahda 0-3
Al Sharjah vs Al Wahda 2-3
Al Wahda vs Lokomotiv Tashkent 1-4
Al Wahda vs Al Wasl 2-1
Dibba Al Fujairah vs Al Wahda 3-4
Al Duhail’s next game is against Al Gharafa, next weekend (Qatar Crown Prince Cup). Al Wahda will be hosting Ajman (UAE championship).
Al Duhail vs Al Wahda: Head to head Stats
Al Duhail have never hosted Al Wahda before.
Al Duhail vs Al Wahda: Prediction
Any other result but an Al Duhail win will be news.
Al Duhail vs Al Wahda: Betting Tips
A simple Al Duhail win pays just 1.26. Al Wahda have been a joke in the group, but interestingly, betting companies pay much more on “Al Duhail to win and keep a clean sheet”, rather than on “Al Duhail to win and keep and both teams to score”. For some reason, Al Wahda are expected to score, which doesn’t make too much sense, but then again… it makes you wonder. All things considered, I’m sticking to my gut feeling, going with Al Duhail’s win and clean sheet, at 2.65.
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