QNB Stars League Week 9 – Al Arabi vs Al Wakrah


Friday, 1st November, 2019

19:25 kick-off at Al Arabi Stadium

Al Arabi face Al Wakrah in Week 9 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 19:25 at the Al Arabi Stadium on Friday, 1st November, 2019.

Al Arabi, who were flying high from the beginning of this season, suffered back-to-back defeats and would be keen to get back to winning ways as they take on Al Wakrah.

The Dream Team lost 0-1 to Al Gharafa in Week 7 and 1-2 to Al Rayyan last week. They are on 13 points from seven matches (four victories, one draw and two defeats). They have a goal difference of +7 (15 goals for and eight against).

However, Al Arabi have the advantage of having played one match less as their Week 5 fixture against Al Sadd was deferred due to the latter’s AFC Champions League engagement.

Heimir Hallgrimsson-coached Al Arabi have the likes of Hamdi Harbaoui, Pierre-Michel Lassoga, Mohammed Salah El Neel, Morteza Mohammed and Yousef Abdulrazaq to boast of.

Al Wakrah are on eight points (two victories, as many draws and four defeats). The Blue Wave have a goal difference of -4 (12 goals for and 16 against).

Marquez Lopez-coached Al Wakrah have in their ranks players of calibre such as Mohamed Benyettou, Bruno Uvini, Mohammed Waad Al Bayati and Ahmed Fadel.