Soccer betting preview: Al Ahli welcomes Al Sailiya in what could be a tight duel

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Competition: Qatar Premier League
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 14:30 (UTC)

It's early days in the Premier League and both Al Ahli and Al Sailiya are still hoping for a flying start in order to set the tone for the season. Three points can make a big difference at this stage.

Ahli have less rest than Al Sailiya in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a QSL Cup game only four days ago. This match was also played here. With two consecutive home games the intense schedule is somewhat softened. Still, Al Sailiya have had more rest.

These teams are so close in distance that this match is special, a derby with local pride the main prize.

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Al Ahli form and stats

As mentioned below, Al Ahli are feasting on a winning streak here so far with maximum points from their first 2 Premier League games.

Ahli are confident in defense, having played 245 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

Al Ahli drew their last game, also a home match. Umm Salal (placed 12th) was the opponent, 1-1 the score. Heartbreak before that as Al Ahli lost 0-2 at Al Kharitiyath's place.

This is expected to be a close game, with Al Ahli perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Al Ahli as a small favourite), we find six games. Al Ahli has won three of these, drawn two and lost one.

Al Ahli has scored 4 goals so far and conceded 1 goal from 2 home games. These are numbers from the league only.

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Al Sailiya form and stats

A perfect away game record so far for the visitors in the Premier League, but they have only played once. Last season their away game stats were 4 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats from 11 matches.

Prior to that result Al Sailiya won their away game at Al Duhail. The scoreline was 3-1.

A comeback secured a 90 minute draw in the match against Al Sadd. Sailiya were trailing 0-4 but refused to surrender and clawed their way back to 4-4, with Thiago Bezerra scoring the equalizer. As you can tell from the result, the match against Al Sadd was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 8 goals, will the fun continue today? Scoring three goals against Al Sadd was a blast for Thiago Bezerra, the draw result 4-4 not so much fun.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Sailiya playing away and similar expectations, we found four relevant matches. Results were two Al Sailiya wins, zero draws and two defeats.

Al Sailiya have the goal stats of 2-0 (for/against) from 1 business trip in the league at this early stage of the season.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Ahli four wins, one draw and Al Sailiya five victories. As for goals, seven matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three games had two or less.

Al Ahli missing players

Al Sailiya missing players

Al Ahli Al Sailiya
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
3 2 0 Played P 0 1 3
3 2 0 Won W 0 1 1
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 1
5 4 0 Scored S 0 2 4
1 1 0 Conceded C 0 0 6
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
67% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 100%
33% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 33%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 33%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 33%
33% 50% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 67%
67% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 100% 33%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.7 2.5 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2 2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
32 18 0 Total Shots T S 0 16 31
11 9 0 Shots on Target S O 0 5 13
45% 44% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 40% 31%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Al Ahli has the fewest conceded goals (1) in Premier League
  • Al Ahli has the most points from losing position (3) in Premier League
  • Al Ahli is in the best form (3-0-0)
Al Ahli Last season Al Sailiya
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
22 11   Played P   11 22
5 2   Won W   4 8
5 4   Drew D   2 5
12 5   Lost L   5 9
24 12   Scored S   10 22
36 18   Conceded C   13 25
100% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   82% 86%
73% 73%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   64% 64%
59% 64%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   55% 45%
36% 36%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   9% 18%
5% 0%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   0% 0%
55% 45%   BTTS BTTS   36% 41%
18% 18%   Clean Sheets C S   36% 36%
27% 36%   Failed to Score F T   45% 36%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.8 1.6   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.8 2
3 2   Red cards R C   1 1
 
176 92   Total Shots T S   84 179
57 33   Shots on Target S O   30 71
42% 36%   Goal Efficiency G E   33% 31%

  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 Ahli 3 3 0 0 5 1 2 2 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 9
2 Al Sadd 3 2 1 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 10 2 8 7
3 Al Duhail 3 2 0 1 5 2 2 2 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 6
4 Al Wakrah 3 2 0 1 4 2 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
5 Al Gharafa 3 2 0 1 5 4 2 1 0 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 6
6 Al Rayyan 3 1 1 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 4
7 Al Sailiya 3 1 1 1 4 6 2 0 1 1 2 6 1 1 0 0 2 0 -2 4
8 Al Khor 4 0 3 1 2 3 3 0 2 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1 3
9 Qatar SC 4 1 0 3 3 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 3 2 6 -3 3
10 Al Kharitiyath 3 1 0 2 3 8 3 1 0 2 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 -5 3
11 Al Arabi 3 0 1 2 3 6 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 4 -3 1
12 Umm Salal 3 0 1 2 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 -5 1
Last season 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 Duhail 22 16 4 2 38 16 11 7 4 0 17 7 11 9 0 2 21 9 22 52
2 Al Rayyan 22 15 6 1 40 15 11 7 4 0 16 4 11 8 2 1 24 11 25 51
3 Al Sadd 22 14 3 5 51 29 11 7 2 2 22 15 11 7 1 3 29 14 22 45
4 Al Gharafa 22 10 6 6 34 29 11 6 2 3 19 16 11 4 4 3 15 13 5 36
5 Al Sailiya 22 8 5 9 22 25 11 4 3 4 12 12 11 4 2 5 10 13 -3 29
6 Al Wakrah 22 7 6 9 28 31 11 5 3 3 18 15 11 2 3 6 10 16 -3 27
7 Al Arabi 22 6 8 8 28 28 11 3 3 5 13 19 11 3 5 3 15 9 0 26
8 Qatar SC 22 4 8 10 18 26 11 2 3 6 8 14 11 2 5 4 10 12 -8 20
9 Al Ahli 22 5 5 12 24 36 11 2 4 5 12 18 11 3 1 7 12 18 -12 20
10 Umm Salal 22 3 9 10 18 37 11 2 3 6 9 24 11 1 6 4 9 13 -19 18
11 Al Khor 22 3 8 11 25 35 11 3 3 5 16 19 11 0 5 6 9 16 -10 17
12 Al Shahaniya 22 2 10 10 24 43 11 2 5 4 9 16 11 0 5 6 15 27 -19 16