National cups are something special for many teams and supporters. Today's match will decide whether it's Qatar SC or Al Gharafa that keep their silverware dream alive.
There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.
These teams are so close in distance that this match is special, a derby with local pride the main prize.
Qatar SC form and statsLast season, Qatar SC's QSL Cup journey ended in the group stage.
With 1 Premier League win, 3 draws and 2 defeats from their home games, Qatar SC are certainly not brimming with confidence. This match is a QSL Cup match, and the hometeam has the total statistics 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses in this competition.
The fans are hoping that Qatar will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-8 away loss in the QSL Cup game against Al Sailiya. Qatar SC were outplayed and humiliated in their previous game, as mentioned in the paragraph above. They will need to reinstall their confidence before this one.Before that game, the home loss against Al Arabi with the scoreline 1-4.
The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Qatar here at Al-Khwar Stadium in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (5 from 6 games). 8 goals have been conceded.
Al Gharafa form and statsAl Gharafa was sent out of QSL Cup in the semi-finals last season.
The story so far for the visiting team on their Premier League travels is 2 wins, 0 draws and 2 defeats. When we have look at the QSL Cup statistics, we find 1W-2D-1L. This is both home and away.
Al Gharafa are travelling again after losing away to Al Khor in their previous match (2-4). As you can tell from the result, the match against Al Khor was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 6 goals, will the fun continue today?Before that, Al Gharafa secured a home win against Al Sailiya with the score 3-1.
The Gharafa manager A. Stramaccioni has got the team scoring on the road, with 8 away goals in 4 league matches. For Gharafa, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.
Head 2 HeadQatar SC and Al Gharafa have faced each other previously this season: Al Gharafa - Qatar 1-1. Qatar SC-Al Gharafa H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Qatar SC three wins, Al Gharafa three wins, four draws. four of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).
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|Qatar SC||Al Gharafa|
|88%||86%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||100%|
|80%||86%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||90%||80%|
|60%||64%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||70%||56%|
|28%||43%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||60%||44%|
|8%||7%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||40%||24%|
|20%||14%||Clean Sheets||C S||20%||20%|
|28%||21%||Failed to Score||F T||10%||32%|
|3.1||3.1||Corners for (avg)||C F||5.4||5.2|
|5.3||5.7||Corners against (avg)||C A||2.8||3.5|
|1.8||1.6||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||1.2||1.6|
|1||1||Red cards||R C||0||0|
|8.3||8.5||Shots (avg)||S (||11.3||10.4|
|3.3||3||Shots on Target (avg)||S O||4.9||3.9|
|33%||43%||Goal Efficiency||G E||45%||39%|
|10.4||10.5||Shots against (avg)||S A||9.2||9.2|
|4.2||4||Shots on Target against (avg)||S O||4.2||4.3|