National cups are something special for many teams and supporters. Today's match will decide whether it's Shabab Al Ahli Dubai or Al Nasr that keep their silverware dream alive.
Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.
These teams are located so close to each other that their supporters eat in the same restaurants, hang out at the same night clubs and give birth at the same hospitals. This means added importance to the game and a vibrant atmosphere.
Shabab Al Ahli Dubai form and statsLast season, Shabab's Arabian Gulf Cup journey ended in the final.
Shabab Al Ahli Dubai are steadily winning Uae League games and points here at TBC. 7 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat is the summary from 12 games. On the other hand, in the Arabian Gulf Cup, Shabab Al Ahli Dubai has performed like this (both home and away): 5 wins, 1 draw and 0 losses. Shabab Al Ahli Dubai haven’t lost a league-game in 13 attempts regardless of arena, a great achievement. Their last loss was the fixture versus Al Fujairah, 112 days ago. Shabab Al Ahli Dubai are on a three game winning streak in their home games.
Shabab's previous game was a Uae League match also played at home, ending 3-2 versus Al Fujairah. The home side are looking to build on that result. Before that match, a Uae League win away at Al Dhafra.
The game against Al Fujairah had lots of late drama as Shabab came back from being down 0-2 and finally secured the victory through J. Masharipov's goal in the 90th minute.
The Shabab manager M. Redha has got the team scoring with 25 from 12 home games in the league. On the other hand, Shabab have conceded 14 goals.
Al Nasr form and statsNothing but glory last season for Nasr, as they won the Arabian Gulf Cup.
The visitors are W6-D1-L5 on the road this term. That's in the Uae League. When we have look at the Arabian Gulf Cup statistics, we find 2W-1D-1L. This is both home and away.
It's the second away game in a row for Al Nasr, but there's smiles all around after the 3-1 victory versus Al Ain in the Uae League last time out. A 0-2 defeat away at Al Fujairah before that.
Nasr are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 21 times in 12 away games so far. 15 goals have been conceded by Nasr in these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.
Head 2 HeadShabab-Al Nasr H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Shabab Al Ahli Dubai five wins, Al Nasr two wins, three draws. four of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).
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|Shabab Al Ahli Dubai||Al Nasr|
|92%||86%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||92%||96%|
|80%||71%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||77%||80%|
|56%||57%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||62%||60%|
|44%||50%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||23%||20%|
|32%||36%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||15%||12%|
|40%||57%||Clean Sheets||C S||38%||32%|
|8%||14%||Failed to Score||F T||31%||20%|
|0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0|
|0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0|
|1.7||1.6||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||2||2.2|
|3||1||Red cards||R C||1||3|
|11.7||11.7||Shots (avg)||S (||9.2||10.8|
|5.2||5.4||Shots on Target (avg)||S O||3.5||4.4|
|43%||45%||Goal Efficiency||G E||43%||35%|
|3||Shabab Al Ahli Dubai||23||11||10||2||46||28||12||7||4||1||25||14||11||4||6||1||21||14||18||43|
|8||Al Ittihad Kalba||23||10||5||8||27||34||11||4||3||4||10||20||12||6||2||4||17||14||-7||35|