Al Duhail face Al Ahli in a challenging Week 13 match of 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League at the Al Duhail Stadium on Saturday. The kick-off is at 19:00.
Both teams will enter the game with high spirits and great enthusiasm, pushing hard to collect the valuable three points. The clash is expected to be full of excitement and rivalry.
Leaders Al Duhail aim to keep up their charge having risen to the top two rounds ago after Al Arabi lost to Al Sadd in the Qatar Derby.
The Red Knights have shown super form since the league returned to action following the World Cup break.
Al Duhail scored a 1-0 win over Al Wakrah in an exciting match in the last round which saw them open up a four-point lead over previous table toppers Al Arabi, who are now second having suffered two consecutive defeats.
Al Duhail have a tally of 26 points coming from eight wins, two draws and one loss.
Al Ahli are ranked fifth with 17 points, one point behind Al Wakrah who are placed fourth.
Al Ahli registered a 3-1 win over Umm Salal in the last round having to rally after being a goal down for their fourth victory of the season. Al Ahli are eager to stay in the top four.
But the task of their Montenegrin coach Nebojsa Jovovic will not be easy. Al Duhail are known for their attacking play led by Kenyan striker Michael Olunga, who is having a wonderful season and is competing strongly for the title of top scorer in the league for a second successive season. With him is Almoez Ali. Both of them will pose a strong threat to Al Ahli goalkeeper Yazan Naim.
Al Duhail’s Argentinian coach Hernan Crespo will inspire his team to continue their strong run and achieve another win, but at the same time will be cautious given the strength and capabilities of Al Ahli team.
Both teams have capabilities to intensify attacks having the depth to penetrate rival defence. The players would therefore be aggressive and cautious at the same time adding to the pulsating tie.