Keen contests on cards in QNB Stars League Week 10


Keen contests are on cards in Week 10 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League, scheduled for Thursday, 7th November, Friday, 8th November, and Saturday, 9th  November, with two games on each day. After this round, the tournament will take a long break during which the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup joint qualifiers, 24th Arabian Gulf Cup and 2019 FIFA Club World Cup will be held.

The fixtures are Al Rayyan vs Al Shahania (17:10, Al Duhail Stadium), Al Arabi vs Al Sailiya (19:20, Al Arabi Stadium) on Thursday, Al Wakrah vs Al Ahli (17:10, Al Wakrah Stadium), Al Khor vs Al Duhail (19:20, Al Khor Stadium) on Friday, Al Sadd vs Qatar SC (17:10, Al Gharafa Stadium) and Al Gharafa vs Umm Salal (19:20, Al Gharafa Stadium) on Saturday.

Al Rayyan and Al Shahania will open the week’s action by facing against each other.

Al Rayyan, placed second with 21 points, have been on a high of late. The Lions overcame a sedate start, when they drew the first three matches, and have registered six victories on the trot.

Al Rayyan defeated Al Sailiya 2-0, while Al Shahania lost 0-1 to Qatar SC in Week 9.

Al Shahania will be keen to improve their position as they lie at the bottom of the table with three points.

Al Arabi, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Al Wakrah last week, will be eager to get back to winning ways when they host Al Sailiya, a team which has much ground to gain this season.

Al Arabi are fifth with 14 points and Al Sailiya seventh with 11 points.

Middle-order teams in the table Al Wakrah, eighth with nine points, are sure to throw everything into the game when they play host to Al Ahli, who defeated Umm Salal 1-0 in the last round and moved from seventh to sixth position with 13 points.

Al Khor, 10th with five points, will have a tough task when they host Al Duhail, who are leading the standings with 23 points.

Reigning champions Al Sadd, fourth with 15 points, will target nothing less than three points when they travel to Al Gharafa Stadium to face Qatar SC, placed ninth with nine points.

Al Sadd lost 1-4 to Al Duhail in a clash of titans, whereas Qatar SC beat Al Shahania 1-0 in Week 9.

Al Gharafa, who got the better of Al Khor by a 3-1 margin last week to climb from fourth to third spot with 17 points, play host to Umm Salal, who crashed to their sixth defeat with a 0-1 loss to Al Ahli to stay 11th with five points, in the last fixture.