National cups are something special for many teams and supporters. Today's match will decide whether it's Al Arabi or Dibba Al Hisn that keep their silverware dream alive.
We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!
Al Arabi form and stats
The story so far in the Division 1 for Al Arabi at their home stadium (Al Arabi Stadium) is 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats.
The home supporters saw a 1-1 draw versus Al Bataeh in the Presidents Cup last time out and are looking for a win here. The spoils were shared after 90 minutes before that, a Division 1 home game that ended 2-2 versus Dibba Al Hisn.
Al Arabi are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 11 goals in 8 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only -1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. On the other hand, Arabi have conceded 11 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.
Dibba Al Hisn form and statsDibba was sent out of Presidents Cup in the 8th finals last season.
Playing away, Dibba Al Hisn have won 4 games, drawn 2 and suffered 2 defeats in the Division 1 this season.
It might be tough going out on the road again for Dibba, facing their second straight away game. Especially as the previous game, ended with a defeat 1-3 versus Al Hamriyah. A 2-2 draw at Al Arabi's stadium before that.
Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Dibba Al Hisn have scored 10 goals in 8 league games away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only -1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Dibba have conceded 8 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.
Head 2 HeadArabi-Dibba Al Hisn H2H statistics last eight meetings regardless of arena: Al Arabi zero wins, Dibba Al Hisn six wins, two draws. five of these eight matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).
Al Arabi missing players
Dibba Al Hisn missing players
|Al Arabi||Dibba Al Hisn|
|96%||93%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||92%||92%|
|88%||86%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||67%||72%|
|56%||57%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||67%||48%|
|36%||29%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||33%||28%|
|16%||0%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||8%||16%|
|16%||14%||Clean Sheets||C S||17%||28%|
|24%||29%||Failed to Score||F T||25%||24%|
|0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0|
|0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0|
|1.9||2||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||1.8||1.6|
|1||0||Red cards||R C||1||1|
|202||123||Total Shots||T S||122||287|
|98||60||Shots on Target||S O||62||152|
|34%||25%||Goal Efficiency||G E||29%||21%|
|5||Dibba Al Hisn||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2||Dibba Al Hisn||16||9||5||2||20||11||8||5||3||0||10||3||8||4||2||2||10||8||9||32|
|5||Dibba Al Fujairah||16||7||5||4||27||17||8||4||1||3||14||8||8||3||4||1||13||9||10||26|