Umm Salal vs Al Gharafa: Match guide and preview

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Competition: Qatar Premier League
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)

Season ticket holders haven’t seen too many victories this season, with Umm Salal languishing in the 10th position so far. The guesting Al Gharafa will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

Insights:
  • Umm Salal have the fewest scored goals (12) in Premier League
  • Al Gharafa is in the worst form (1-0-5)

It's no vacation for neither Salal nor Al Gharafa 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.

There's local pride at stake here, as these teams are practically neighbours. Expect lots of passion from both players and supporters.

Salal are staying put; they can neither be promoted or relegated this season and are fighting only for positions. Gharafa is no longer fighting for a cause; they can neither go up or down this season.

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Umm Salal form and stats

Umm Salal, who have the fewest scored goals (12) in Premier League, have collected 12 points from their Premier League home games so far after 3-3-4. Two home wins in a row for Umm Salal bring valid hopes of a third.

The Salal supporters enjoyed the previous match, watching their team host Al Sailiya in Premier League and win 1-0. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Al Rayyan in a game that was won 3-2.

Umm Salal has huge difficulties finding the net and are scoring on average only once per two home matches in the league: 5 goals from 10 games. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Umm Salal are not conceding a lot of goals here in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 9 from 10 matches. It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Al Gharafa form and stats

5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. That’s the product of Al Gharafa playing as the away team in the Premier League this season. Three has not been a lucky number for Gharafa as they have been defeated three times in a row since the Al Khor match.

The attacking players of Al Gharafa have been feeble for some time now, the team not scoring a league goal in the last 186 minutes.

Gharafa might have something to prove in this game as they lost at home in their previous match. AMGK (after extra-time) proved too strong as Al Gharafa slumped to a 0-1 defeat in front of their own fans at Grand Hamad Stadium (Al-Arabi Stadium). A 0-2 loss hosting Al Sadd before that.

With an average of more than two away goals per league game away, Gharafa are regular goalscorers on their travels. Al Gharafa struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 17 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Al Gharafa - Umm Salal 1-1 earlier this season. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three Salal victories, two draws and five Al Gharafa wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, six matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Al GharafaJ. Kodjia
J. Kodjia
10 goals
Al GharafaJ. Koo
J. Koo
4 goals

Umm Salal missing players

Al Gharafa missing players

Umm Salal Al Gharafa
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
21 10 3 Played P 3 10 21
5 3 1 Won W 2 5 9
6 3 1 Drew D 0 1 3
10 4 1 Lost L 1 4 9
12 5 1 Scored S 5 20 36
26 9 1 Conceded C 4 17 33
86% 70% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
52% 30% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 90%
29% 20% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 90% 62%
10% 10% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 50% 38%
5% 10% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 20% 14%
29% 10% 0% BTTS BTTS 67% 70% 62%
33% 50% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 20% 24%
52% 70% 67% Failed to Score F T 33% 10% 14%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.1 2.8 3.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.3 1.4 1.5
3 2 1 Red cards R C 1 1 1
 
6.3 5.2 3.3 Shots (avg) S ( 13.7 11.8 10.5
2.5 2.4 1 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4.7 3.8
23% 21% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 43% 45%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Al Gharafa have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Al Gharafa have scored more than double the goals of Umm Salal.
  • Al Gharafa haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Al Gharafa is in the worst form (1-0-5)
  • All of Al Gharafa's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Umm Salal have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Umm Salal have the fewest matches over the total-line (4) in Premier League
  • Umm Salal have the fewest scored goals (12) in Premier League
  • Umm Salal have the fewest scored goals (5) at home in Premier League
  • Umm Salal have the fewest scored goals in the second half (6) in Premier League
  • Umm Salal have the most matches under the total-line (17) in Premier 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 Sadd 21 18 3 0 74 14 10 9 1 0 39 7 11 9 2 0 35 7 60 57
2 Al Duhail 21 14 2 5 49 25 10 7 0 3 29 12 11 7 2 2 20 13 24 44
3 Al Rayyan 21 10 4 7 30 21 10 6 1 3 14 9 11 4 3 4 16 12 9 34
4 Al Ahli 21 10 3 8 28 34 11 5 1 5 16 24 10 5 2 3 12 10 -6 33
5 Qatar SC 21 9 5 7 30 21 11 5 4 2 17 9 10 4 1 5 13 12 9 32
6 Al Gharafa 21 9 3 9 36 33 11 4 2 5 16 16 10 5 1 4 20 17 3 30
7 Al Arabi 21 7 5 9 25 31 10 5 1 4 14 13 11 2 4 5 11 18 -6 26
8 Al Sailiya 21 7 5 9 21 33 11 2 4 5 12 19 10 5 1 4 9 14 -12 26
9 Al Wakrah 21 6 5 10 17 29 11 5 3 3 11 12 10 1 2 7 6 17 -12 23
10 Umm Salal 21 5 6 10 12 26 10 3 3 4 5 9 11 2 3 6 7 17 -14 21
11 Al Khor 21 3 7 11 16 41 11 2 4 5 8 12 10 1 3 6 8 29 -25 16
12 Al Kharitiyath 21 4 0 17 17 47 10 3 0 7 11 21 11 1 0 10 6 26 -30 12