Can Naft outperform Samaraa in Al Naft Stadium clash?

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Competition: Iraq Iraqi League
Competition: Sat 15.January
Match begins: 11:00 (UTC)
Venue: Al Naft Stadium

Naft have 23 points performing as the home side. Samaraa have got 4 points from their away games. Are we looking at a home win?

Insights:
  • Naft have the fewest scored goals in the second half (3) in Iraqi League
  • Samaraa have the fewest scored goals (7) in Iraqi League

It's no vacation for neither Naft nor Samaraa as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Naft form and stats

Naft's struggle is real here at Al Naft Stadium with only 9 points collected from 9 Iraqi League games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 1-6-2. Naft has four consecutive draws when playing at home, an interesting stat.

An away draw last time out for Naft, facing Al-Qasim in a game that ended 0-0.

In the match before that, Naft hosted Al Sinaah and drew the game 1-1.

Naft have scored 3 goals here in 9 league matches, a depressing statistic. It's worth mentioning that 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Defensively Naft have been outstanding, conceding less than half a goal on average per home game in the league (4 in 9 games). For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. It's worth mentioning that 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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Samaraa form and stats

There's been little loot from Samaraa's travels as they have only collected 2 points from 9 away games in the Iraqi League. Samaraa only have 0 wins to counter their 7 defeats and 2 draws. Samaraa are desperate to end a 24-game winless run, as they haven't won a game since the Al Karkh fixture.

Samaraa failed to get anything from their last game, a Iraqi League home match vs Zakho (placed 6th) that ended with defeat 0-1.

Preceding that game, the 1-2 loss visiting Naft Al-Basra's place.

Goals are few and far between in Samaraa's away league games. Only 4 goals from 9 travels. Samaraa's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 14 goals from these trips.

Head 2 Head

Head to head totals (for the former four meetings): Naft won zero games, two matches ended in a draw and Samaraa managed two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: two / two

Naft missing players

Samaraa missing players

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Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
18 9 3 Played P 5 9 18
4 1 1 Won W 0 0 0
11 6 1 Drew D 1 2 4
3 2 1 Lost L 4 7 14
10 3 1 Scored S 3 4 7
10 4 1 Conceded C 8 14 28
56% 56% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 94%
28% 22% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 78% 67%
17% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 22% 28%
11% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 6%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
28% 22% 0% BTTS BTTS 60% 44% 39%
61% 56% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 6%
56% 67% 67% Failed to Score F T 40% 56% 61%
 
3.3 3.3 4.3 Corners for (avg) C F 6 5.3 4.2
4.4 3.5 2 Corners against (avg) C A 6 6 7.2
2.2 1.7 2.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 4 2.5
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
6.6 7.2 7.3 Shots (avg) S ( 9 9 7.5
2.2 1.5 1 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1 2.7 1.8
33% 22% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 12% 18%
 
8.8 7.8 7.3 Shots against (avg) S A 8 14 11.7
2.4 1 0.7 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 2 4 3.7
Key stats in Iraqi League this season:
  • Naft have the fewest conceded goals (4) at home in Iraqi League
  • Naft have the fewest scored goals in the second half (3) in Iraqi League
  • Samaraa have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Samaraa have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Samaraa have the fewest clean sheets (0) in Iraqi League
  • Samaraa have the fewest points (2) away in Iraqi League
  • Samaraa have the fewest scored goals (7) in Iraqi League
  • Samaraa have the fewest scored goals in the first half (1) in Iraqi League
  • Samaraa have the most conceded goals (28) in Iraqi League
  • Samaraa have the the worst goal difference (-21) in Iraqi League
  • Samaraa have won significantly more corners away than at home.
  • Samaraa have yet to win a game.
  • Samaraa haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  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 Shorta 18 16 2 0 35 10 9 7 2 0 16 5 9 9 0 0 19 5 25 50
2 Al Zawra'a 17 10 4 3 24 13 9 7 0 2 15 7 8 3 4 1 9 6 11 34
3 Naft Al-Wasat 18 10 4 4 23 14 9 6 1 2 14 6 9 4 3 2 9 8 9 34
4 Al Talaba 17 10 3 4 26 15 8 6 2 0 16 6 9 4 1 4 10 9 11 33
5 Al Quwa Al Jawiya 18 10 3 5 23 13 9 7 1 1 15 5 9 3 2 4 8 8 10 33
6 Zakho 18 7 8 3 18 11 8 3 3 2 7 5 10 4 5 1 11 6 7 29
7 Al Najaf 18 8 4 6 15 11 8 4 1 3 7 6 10 4 3 3 8 5 4 28
8 Naft Al-Basra 18 6 7 5 24 22 9 3 5 1 10 8 9 3 2 4 14 14 2 25
9 Naft 18 4 11 3 10 10 9 1 6 2 3 4 9 3 5 1 7 6 0 23
10 Al Sinaah 18 5 8 5 13 14 9 4 2 3 6 5 9 1 6 2 7 9 -1 23
11 Naft Maysan 18 6 4 8 15 20 10 5 1 4 12 11 8 1 3 4 3 9 -5 22
12 Al-Qasim 18 3 11 4 15 18 9 3 6 0 8 5 9 0 5 4 7 13 -3 20
13 Erbil 18 5 5 8 16 21 10 4 2 4 11 9 8 1 3 4 5 12 -5 20
14 Baghdad 18 4 7 7 14 20 9 2 5 2 8 9 9 2 2 5 6 11 -6 19
15 Al Kahrabaa 18 4 6 8 16 21 8 2 3 3 8 9 10 2 3 5 8 12 -5 18
16 Al Karkh 18 2 10 6 13 16 9 0 5 4 6 10 9 2 5 2 7 6 -3 16
17 Newroz SC 18 4 4 10 17 26 8 2 3 3 8 11 10 2 1 7 9 15 -9 16
18 Al Diwaniya 17 4 3 10 13 27 9 3 2 4 11 13 8 1 1 6 2 14 -14 15
19 Al Minaa Basra 17 1 10 6 15 22 10 1 7 2 10 10 7 0 3 4 5 12 -7 13
20 Samaraa 18 0 4 14 7 28 9 0 2 7 3 14 9 0 2 7 4 14 -21 4