QNB Stars League Week 10 – Al Sadd vs Qatar SC
Saturday, 9th November, 2019
17:10 kick-off at Al Gharafa Stadium
Al Sadd face Qatar SC in Week 10 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 17:10 at the Al Gharafa Stadium on Saturday, 9th November, 2019.
Holders Al Sadd have 15 points from seven matches. They have the advantage of having played two games less as their Week 5 match against Al Arabi and Week 7 fixture against Al Khor were deferred due to their AFC Champions League commitments.
Al Sadd, under the tutelage of Xavi Hernandez, have registered five victories and two defeats. The Wolves had lost 2-4 to Al Rayyan in the Qatar Clasico in Week 6 and 1-4 to title rivals Al Duhail last week.
Al Sadd, who have a goal difference of +8 (21 goals for and 13 against), will be keen to get their campaign back on track and that will make matters difficult for Qatar SC.
Al Sadd’s focus is back on the QNB Stars League, having exited the AFC Champions League in the semifinal stage.
Wesam Rizik-coached Qatar SC have nine points from three victories, all achieved after the former Qatar international midfielder replaced Spaniard Carlos Alos Ferrer. They are coming off back-to-back wins, over Umm Salal (5-0) and Al Shahania (1-0).
The Kings’ goal difference is -6 (10 goals for and 16 against). There has been a remarkable rise in Qatar SC’s performance ever since Wesam took charge and that gives them hope against strong opponents.