QNB Stars League Week 13 — Al Kharaitiyat vs Al Shahania


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It will be do-or-die for Al Kharaitiyat when they take on Al Shahania in Week 13 of the QNB Stars League on Friday, 23rd November. The kick-off is at 18:30 at the Al Khor Stadium.

Al Kharaitiyat are in a precarious position facing relegation with only three points from 12 matches and are placed last in the table. They have only one victory, against Al Gharafa, and lost 11 games to have the worst goal difference of -29 among the 12 QNB Stars League teams. They scored nine goals, but conceded 38.

Al Kharaitiyat changed coach twice already this season. Tunisian Nassif Al Bayawi was dismissed after three games and Moroccan Abdelaziz El Amri was shown the door after the first leg.

Al Kharaitiyat lost 1-7 to Al Sadd, while Al Shahania suffered a 1-5 defeat at the hands of Al Duhail in the previous round.

Promoted side Al Shahania, placed ninth, are somewhat away from the danger zone with 12 points (three wins, as many draws and six defeats). They have a goal difference of -12 (11 goals for and 23 against).

Spaniard Jose Murcia’s men are a fighting unit and that should make the going tough for Al Kharaitiyat yet again.

In Round 3 of the QSL Cup played during the break, Al Kharaitiyat lost 0-3 to Al Gharafa and Al Shahania lost 1-3 to Al Rayyan.