Match of the Week: El Jaish – Al Khor


The round 8 clash between El Jaish and Al Khor will take place at the Abdulla bin Khalifa stadium today at 19:45 in the evening.

Third placed El Jaish will look to continue with their fine form with a win over eleventh placed Al Khor who continues to struggle.

Maâloul’s men will enter the match with 15 points from 7 games having won 5, drawn 0 and lost just twice so far this season. The Army side has scored 16 goals but worryingly they have conceded 8 times as well.

Al Khor on the other hand has only won once this season, drawn twice and lost on four occasions. Their main problem seems to be in the final third of the pitch where a lack of understanding and creativity has cost them dear so far this season.

Having only scored 6 goals this season they really are finding it hard to win games and their attacking threat of Julio Cesar, Madson and William Júnior can ill afford to  get injured as there is not much strength or depth on the bench.

Al Khor striker William who was injured last week has been passed fit and will start against the Army tonight. The striker was badly missed in their clash last week against Al Gharafa.
The last encounter between the two sides last season ended in a 0-0 draw at the Al Khor stadium.

The two sides have played 9 times against each other and the Soldiers have managed to win 5 to Al Khor’s 3, with the teams drawing 1 time and El Jaish only losing 3 times to Al Khor’s 5.

This means that El Jaish has won 56.6% of their matches against Al Khor in the past 3 seasons.

Out of the two teams Al Khor will need this win more as they look to move away from the bottom of the table, whilst El Jaish continue to search for their first ever league title.