Naft Al-Wasat vs Al Talaba: Soccer betting preview

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Competition: Iraq Iraqi League
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 16:45 (UTC)
Venue: Karbala Stadium (9000 seats)

A home win is expected from this fixture if the league table is anything to judge by. The Naft Al-Wasat fans are optimistic that the difference between 5th and Al Talaba's 15th place in the table will show on the pitch.

Insights:
  • Naft Al-Wasat have the fewest dropped points from leading position (3) in Iraqi League

Naft Al-Wasat and Al Talaba 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.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Al Talaba, who are travelling more than 1700 kilometers to play this game.

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Naft Al-Wasat form and stats

Naft Al-Wasat have collected 17 points from their Iraqi League home games so far after 5-2-5.

Nothing to worry about in defence for Al-Wasat, as their goalkeeper has completely shut out the opponents for 501 minutes in the Iraqi League.

Naft Al-Wasat are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 13 goals in 12 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Al-Wasat are not conceding a lot of goals here at Karbala Stadium in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 11 from 12 matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Al Talaba form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Iraqi League travels is 3 wins, 6 draws and 4 defeats.

Talaba are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 13 away goals from 13 games (in the league). 16 goals have been conceded by Talaba in these games.

Head 2 Head

Al Talaba - Naft Al-Wasat 2-2 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. Head-to-head totals (for the last nine meetings): Al-Wasat won three games, six matches ended with a draw and Al Talaba has zero wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: four / five

Naft Al-Wasat missing players

Al Talaba missing players

Naft Al-Wasat Al Talaba
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
26 12 2 Played P 2 13 26
12 5 1 Won W 0 3 6
9 2 0 Drew D 1 6 9
5 5 1 Lost L 1 4 11
29 13 7 Scored S 1 13 24
18 11 4 Conceded C 2 16 32
88% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 85% 88%
46% 42% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 62% 62%
23% 25% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 38% 38%
12% 17% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 23% 19%
8% 17% 100% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 15% 8%
38% 33% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 46% 46%
46% 33% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 31% 27%
27% 42% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 38% 38%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.5 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1.6 1.4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
8.4 7 17 Shots (avg) S ( 0 8.2 9
3 3 7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 2.2 3.5
37% 25% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 73% 37%
Key stats in Iraqi League this season:
  • Naft Al-Wasat have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Naft Al-Wasat have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (5) in Iraqi League
  • Naft Al-Wasat have the fewest dropped points from leading position (3) in Iraqi League

  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 Quwa Al Jawiya 26 18 5 3 44 16 13 11 1 1 32 10 13 7 4 2 12 6 28 59
2 Al Shorta 26 13 10 3 39 14 13 7 6 0 25 6 13 6 4 3 14 8 25 49
3 Al Zawra'a 26 12 12 2 30 13 13 7 5 1 18 7 13 5 7 1 12 6 17 48
4 Al Najaf 26 13 9 4 28 15 12 4 6 2 10 8 14 9 3 2 18 7 13 48
5 Naft Al-Wasat 26 12 9 5 29 18 12 5 2 5 13 11 14 7 7 0 16 7 11 45
6 Zakho 26 8 13 5 24 23 13 6 6 1 14 9 13 2 7 4 10 14 1 37
7 Naft Maysan 26 8 12 6 24 23 13 3 7 3 10 10 13 5 5 3 14 13 1 36
8 Baghdad 26 9 9 8 21 20 14 3 6 5 10 11 12 6 3 3 11 9 1 36
9 Naft 26 8 11 7 24 22 14 4 7 3 14 11 12 4 4 4 10 11 2 35
10 Al Minaa Basra 26 7 10 9 26 29 13 5 4 4 12 11 13 2 6 5 14 18 -3 31
11 Al Karkh 26 7 9 10 20 23 13 5 3 5 11 12 13 2 6 5 9 11 -3 30
12 Naft Al-Janoob 26 7 9 10 24 32 13 5 3 5 13 15 13 2 6 5 11 17 -8 30
13 Erbil 26 6 11 9 28 26 13 4 5 4 20 12 13 2 6 5 8 14 2 29
14 Al Diwaniya 26 5 13 8 14 25 13 4 8 1 9 6 13 1 5 7 5 19 -11 28
15 Al Talaba 26 6 9 11 24 32 13 3 3 7 11 16 13 3 6 4 13 16 -8 27
16 Alsinaat Alkahrabaiya 26 5 11 10 15 24 13 4 7 2 8 7 13 1 4 8 7 17 -9 26
17 Al Kahrabaa 26 4 12 10 23 28 12 2 6 4 10 12 14 2 6 6 13 16 -5 24
18 Al-Qasim 26 4 10 12 24 36 14 2 5 7 14 20 12 2 5 5 10 16 -12 22
19 Al Hudod 26 2 13 11 21 35 13 1 7 5 12 18 13 1 6 6 9 17 -14 19
20 Al Simawa 26 4 7 15 13 41 13 4 5 4 8 9 13 0 2 11 5 32 -28 19