QNB Stars League Week 18 — Al Khor vs Umm Salal


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Al Khor and Umm Salal go into their QNB Stars League Week 18 game on Friday, 1st March, in contrasting fashion. The kick-off is at 19:15 at the Al Khor Stadium.

Al Khor are riding high after their 3-1 victory over Qatar SC, whereas Umm Salal crashed to a 0-1 defeat against Al Kharaitiyat in Week 17.

Al Khor are 11th in the table with 12 points (three wins, as many draws and 11 defeats). Their goal difference is -18 (16 goals for and 34 against).

The Knights are still not out of the danger of relegation as bottom-placed Al Kharaitiyat have six points with five rounds remaining.

Al Khor have the services of Mohammed Bakri, Khaled Radwan, Wagner Ferreira, Helal Mohammed, Ayman Trabelsi, Nayef Al Breiki, Said Brahimi and Mohammed Buqshan.

Umm Salal, under new coach Raul Caneda, will look to compensate for the Al Kharaitiyat shocker.

The Orange Fortress are seventh in the table with 20 points (five wins, as many draws and seven defeats). Their goal difference is -10 (19 goals for and 29 against).

Umm Salal’s known names are Basil Zeidan, Lawrence Qaywe, Mahmoud Al Mawas, Talal Ali, Ismael Mahmoud, Anderson and Diyab Annabi.

Umm Salal had lost out to Al Gharafa in the race to finish fourth last seaon.