QNB Stars League Week 6 – Al Arabi vs Al Sadd
Sunday, 22nd November, 2020
19:45 kick-off at Al Arabi Stadium
Al Arabi face Al Sadd in Week 6 of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 19:45 at the Al Arabi Stadium on Sunday, 22nd November, 2020.
Al Arabi, coached by Icelander Heimir Hallgrimsson, are ninth with five points (one victory, two draws and as many defeats).
The Dream Team beat Umm Salal 2-1, but lost 0-2 to Al Ahli and 1-2 to Al Gharafa. They drew 2-2 with Al Khor and 2-2 with Al Wakrah.
Al Arabi will be keen to put behind the disappointment of their exit from the 2020-21 season Ooredoo Cup quarterfinal after losing 4-5 to Al Sailiya in sudden death (2-2 after regular time and 4-4 after tie-breaker).
Same is the case with Al Sadd, who lost 2-4 to Al Gharafa in the quarterfinal of 2020-21 Ooredoo Cup.
Al Sadd are leading the QNB Stars League table with 13 points. The Wolves are the only side with an unbeaten record. They have scored the most number of goals (20) and conceded the least (four), than any other team, and have a goal difference of +16.
Xavi Hernandez’s men defeated Al Kharaitiyat and Al Sailiya by an identical 5-1 margin, strong title rivals Al Duhail 3-1 and Al Ahli 7-1.
The only time Al Sadd dropped points was when they were held goalless by Al Khor.
The encounter between Al Arabi and Al Sadd, teams with a strong and loyal fan base, is sure to be a thriller. Dubbed the Qatar Derby, the match-up always evokes a keen interest among players, fans, stakeholders and the like.