Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, Al Ittihad in 6th and Shorta in 7th place.
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.
It should be mentioned that Shorta play their home matches on grass, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on artifical turf. Does it matter? Recent statistics for Shorta on artifical turf are 2 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat from four games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 5-4. You can compare this with overall results below.
Al Ittihad form and stats
15 points is a decent return from 7 Premier League games here at 7 April Stadium for Al Ittihad. The data says 4 wins, 3 draws and 0 losses.
Al Ittihad shared the glory with Taliya in their last match, an away game that ended all square 0-0. Before that game, the 2-1 home victory against Al Sahel.
Al Ittihad are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 8 goals in 7 games. Al Ittihad are not conceding a lot of goals here at 7 April Stadium in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 4 from 7 matches.
Shorta form and stats
Playing away, Shorta have won 3 games, drawn 2 and suffered 3 defeats in the Premier League this season.
Shorta's last game was the home draw against Foutoua (1-1). It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Hottin wasn't a success with a 0-1 loss.
Shorta are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 9 away goals from 8 games (in the league). It's not easy to score on Shorta as they have only conceded 7 goals from these away games.
Head 2 HeadThe teams have played each other before this season, with the result Shorta - Al Ittihad 0-1 entered in the official records. Al Ittihad-Shorta H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Al Ittihad three wins, Shorta four wins, three draws. two of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).
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|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|81%||71%||50%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||50%||75%||88%|
|56%||57%||50%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||0%||50%||62%|
|44%||43%||50%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||0%||38%||25%|
|12%||0%||0%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||0%||25%||12%|
|6%||0%||0%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||0%||12%||6%|
|38%||43%||50%||Clean Sheets||C S||100%||38%||38%|
|38%||29%||50%||Failed to Score||F T||50%||50%||38%|
|4.9||6.7||7||Corners for (avg)||C F||5||3.4||3.7|
|4.5||3.6||2||Corners against (avg)||C A||4||4.7||4.8|
|1.6||1.4||1.5||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||3||2.6||2.9|
|2||1||1||Red cards||R C||0||0||3|
|154||69||30||Total Shots||T S||17||65||125|
|50||17||6||Shots on Target||S O||7||27||57|
|34%||47%||33%||Goal Efficiency||G E||14%||33%||28%|
- Al Ittihad has the most points from losing position (10)
- Al Ittihad have not yet lost a game at home.
- Al Ittihad have won significantly more corners at home than away.
- Shorta have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.