QNB Stars League Week 19 – Al Sailiya vs Al Shahania
Saturday, 1st August, 2020
18:45 kick-off at Al Sadd Stadium
Al Sailiya face Al Shahania in Week 19 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 18:45 at the Al Sadd Stadium on Saturday, 1st August, 2020.
Al Sailiya, under Tunisian Sami Trabelsi, stood sixth in the table with 24 points despite being held goalless by Al Wakrah in Week 18. The Peregrines have seven wins, three draws and eight defeats, and their goal difference is -3, having scored 19 goals and conceded 22.
Al Sailiya have same number of points as fifth-placed Al Arabi, but are placed behind as the latter have a goal difference of +2.
Al Sailiya will be keen to finish among the top four and thus qualify for the Qatar Cup and AFC Champions League, like they did last season when they secured a third-place finish, their best-ever performance in the league.
On the other hand, Al Shahania, coached by Nabil Anwar who recently replaced Spaniard Jose Murcia, punched above their weight last week by defeating Al Ahli 3-1. They are still at the bottom of the table with 13 points (two victories, seven draws and nine defeats) with a goal difference of -18 (20 goals for and 38 against).
Al Shahania will be eager to keep collecting as many points as possible, so they can avoid the ignominy of relegation.
Al Shahania and Al Sailiya had played out a goalless draw in the first leg of 2019-20 QNB Stars League.