Tractor Sazi vs Al Gharafa
Competition: AFC Champions League
Date: 17 April 2018
Kick-off: 16:30 CET
Two points, no wins, just one goal scored, eliminated mathematically even before the last game week, not a good group campaign for Tractor Sazi, who blew their last chances two weeks ago, facing Al Ahli at a neutral venue. Al Ahli had a HUGE Saudi Arabia championship game coming up, Tractor Sazi won a penalty early in the game, but they missed it, and it all went badly for them after that. Adding injury to insult, they are no higher than 10th in Iran’s championship, with two matches left. All in all, a season to forget. They haven’t won in their last 10 matches in all competitions, and have just two victories in 16 matches in 2018.
What a… silly way to get eliminated. Al Gharafa were leading 2-1 at home two weeks ago, when they hosted Al Jazira, they were… touching a ticket to the last 16 of the competition, but in the last 20 minutes they totally dropped the ball, not just getting equalised, but actually losing the game in added time. They are on five points, three less than Al Jazira, they can still finish level on points, but the qualification ship has… sailed. They have lost both games to Al Jazira, so there is simply no way they can finish second. They finished fourth in Qatar’s championship, not a position that gives an AFC CL ticket, but they still have a shot, through the Emperor Cup.
Previous five matches:
Sepidrood Rasht vs Tractor Sazi 1-0
Tractor Sazi vs Sepahan 1-1
Al Ahli vs Tractor Sazi 2-0
Zob Ahan vs Tractor Sazi 3-0
Tractor Sazi vs Al Jazira 1-1
Al Gharafa vs Qatar SC 3-0
Al Gharafa vs Al Jazira 2-3
Al Arabi vs Al Gharafa 3-1
Al Ahli vs Al Gharafa 1-1
Al Sailiya vs Al Gharafa 0-3
Tractor Sazi’s next game is next weekend, again at home, versus Sanat Naft (Iran championship). Al Gharafa will be facing Al Duhail (Qatar Crown Prince Cup).
Tractor Sazi vs Al Gharafa: Head to head Stats
Tractor Sazi have never hosted Al Gharafa before.
Tractor Sazi vs Al Gharafa: Prediction
Tractor Sazi haven’t won a game in over two months, but their victory over Al Gharafa pays a super low 1.44. Personally, I’m leaving winners and losers aside.
Tractor Sazi vs Al Gharafa: Betting Tips
Tractor Sazi have scored just one goal in five group matches, and Al Gharafa are without a real motive. I feel “under 2.5 goals”, at 2.05, has good chances of coming good.
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