QNB Stars League Week 14 Preview
The 2020-21 season QNB Stars League’s Week 14 matches will be played on Tuesday, 12th January, and Wednesday, 13th January, with three games on each day.
The Week 14 fixtures are Al Rayyan vs Qatar SC (16:15, Al Sadd Stadium), Al Sadd vs Al Duhail (18:45, Al Sadd Stadium), Al Sailiya vs Al Kharaitiyat (18:45, Al Ahli Stadium) on Tuesday, Umm Salal vs Al Wakrah (16:15, Qatar SC Stadium), Al Gharafa vs Al Arabi (18:45, Qatar SC Stadium) and Al Ahli vs Al Khor (18:45, Al Ahli Stadium) on Wednesday.
The heavyweight encounter between Al Sadd and Al Duhail tops the list of matches.
Al Sadd are leading the table with 35 points, eight more than second-placed Al Duhail.
Xavi Hernandez-coached Al Sadd had won the first-leg match between the teams by a 3-1 margin.
The opening fixture between Al Rayyan and Qatar SC will also evoke much interest.
Al Rayyan occupy the sixth place with 19 points, while Qatar SC had improved from fifth to third place with 23 points last week.
Similarly, it is a foregone conclusion that the clash between Al Gharafa and Al Arabi will be fought keenly.
Al Gharafa are placed fourth with 23 points and Al Arabi seventh with 18 points.
Al Sailiya, eighth with 15 points, will look to put behind the 0-8 drubbing at the hands of Al Sadd in Week 13 when they face bottom side Al Kharaitiyat (six points).
Umm Salal, who improved from 10th to ninth spot with 13 points following their 1-0 win over Al Khor in the last round, face Al Wakrah, who lost 1-8 to Al Duhail in Week 13, this time. Al Wakrah are 10th with 13 points.
Al Khor, placed 11th with seven points, run into fifth-placed Al Ahli (22 points) in the other game.