Al-Najma vs Al Riffa match preview

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Competition: Bahrain Premier League
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 15:45 (UTC)

The visiting Al Riffa side should be favourites in this visit to Al-Najma, as the away team holds a 22 point advantage from their 13 league games this season.

Insights:
  • Al-Najma have the fewest clean sheets (1) in Premier League
  • Al Riffa is in the best form (5-0-1)

Al-Najma and Al Riffa should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

These teams have little in common geographically as Al Riffa have to travel 3700 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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Al-Najma form and stats

With 2 Premier League wins, 0 draws and 4 defeats from their home games, Al-Najma, who have the fewest clean sheets (1) in Premier League, are certainly not brimming with confidence.

Al-Najma's last game was hosting Muharraq (placed 4th) and winning 1-0. Ahead of that match, Al-Najma lost 0-1 at home to East Riffa.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Al-Najma here in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (5 from 6 games). Al-Najma have conceded 10 from these games.

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Al Riffa form and stats

The strength of Al Riffa, who have the the best goal difference (+13) in Premier League, on their travels this season is incredible with 18 points collected from 6 Premier League away games. Al Riffa has 6-0-0 on the road, with 13 goals scored and 4 conceded.

Riffa play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 2-0 victory visiting Budaiya (placed 9th). Preceding that, the 1-3 home loss versus Muharraq.

The Riffa manager A. Ashour has got the team scoring on the road, with 13 away goals in 6 league matches. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (4 so far).

Head 2 Head

Al-Najma - Al Riffa 1-2 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last seven matches): Al-Najma two wins, zero draws and Al Riffa five victories. As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two games had two or less.

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Al-Najma Al Riffa
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
13 7 2 Played P 3 6 13
4 3 0 Won W 3 6 11
3 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
6 4 2 Lost L 0 0 1
11 6 1 Scored S 6 13 22
17 10 6 Conceded C 1 4 9
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 92%
62% 43% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 77%
31% 43% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 67% 54%
8% 14% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 17% 15%
8% 14% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
54% 43% 50% BTTS BTTS 33% 67% 54%
15% 29% 0% Clean Sheets C S 67% 33% 46%
31% 29% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 8%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.2 2.4 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.5 1.6
2 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
7.7 8 8 Shots (avg) S ( 6.7 8.2 9.8
3.2 3.4 2.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 4.3 4.6
26% 25% 20% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 42% 33%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Al Riffa have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Al Riffa have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Al Riffa have scored at least twice as many goals away as Al-Najma have scored home.
  • Al Riffa have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Al Riffa have the fewest conceded goals (4) away in Premier League
  • Al Riffa have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (3) in Premier League
  • Al Riffa have the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Premier League
  • Al Riffa have the fewest points from losing position (0) in Premier League
  • Al Riffa have the most matches over the total-line (6) in Premier League
  • Al Riffa have the most points (18) away in Premier League
  • Al Riffa have the the best goal difference (+13) in Premier League
  • Al Riffa have the the best goal difference (+9) away in Premier League
  • Al Riffa have won all their away games so far.
  • Al Riffa haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Al Riffa is in the best form (5-0-1)
  • Al-Najma have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Al-Najma have the fewest clean sheets (1) in Premier League
  • Al-Najma have the most points from losing position (5) in Premier League
  • Al-Najma haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • All of Al Riffa's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Al Riffa 13 11 1 1 22 9 7 5 1 1 9 5 6 6 0 0 13 4 13 34
2 Manama 12 7 2 3 22 12 6 4 1 1 8 4 6 3 1 2 14 8 10 23
3 East Riffa 12 7 1 4 19 13 4 2 1 1 8 3 8 5 0 3 11 10 6 22
4 Muharraq 12 5 3 4 14 9 6 3 1 2 6 3 6 2 2 2 8 5 5 18
5 Al-Hidd 12 5 3 4 17 13 6 5 1 0 13 4 6 0 2 4 4 9 4 18
6 Al Ahli 13 3 5 5 9 17 7 2 3 2 7 10 6 1 2 3 2 7 -8 14
7 Al-Najma 12 3 3 6 11 17 6 2 0 4 5 10 6 1 3 2 5 7 -6 12
8 Malkiya 13 2 5 6 9 19 9 2 5 2 8 9 4 0 0 4 1 10 -10 11
9 Budaiya 13 2 4 7 5 16 7 2 1 4 3 9 6 0 3 3 2 7 -11 10
10 Busaiteen 12 1 5 6 9 12 4 1 2 1 8 4 8 0 3 5 1 8 -3 8