Perhaps a welcome break from league football as Al Bataeh & Al-Taawon face off to decide who makes it to next stage of the Presidents Cup. All the pre-match information is available here!
Al Bataeh and Al-Taawon should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.
Al Bataeh form and statsLast season their Presidents Cup adventure ended in the 8th finals.
17 points is a decent return from 8 Division 1 games here for Al Bataeh. The data says 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
An away draw last time out for Bataeh, facing Al Arabi in a game that ended 1-1. In the preceding match a 2-1 victory visiting Masafi.
Bataeh have proved capable of finding the net in their games here with 13 goals in 8 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only -1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Defensively Bataeh have been outstanding, conceding less than half a goal on average per home game in the league (3 in 8 games). For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.
Al-Taawon form and stats
There's been little loot from Al-Taawon's travels as they have only collected 0 points from 7 away games in the Division 1. Al-Taawon only have 0 wins to counter their 7 defeats and 0 draws. Al-Taawon are still without points from their Division 1 away games. 7 games, 7 defeats. The sun doesn’t shine and the birds do not sing for Al-Taawon, who have now gone 18 games without a victory. The Al Arabi game was their last win and it’s been a dry spell since. A depressing eight defeats in a row for Al-Taawon in their away games. Unhappy days, as the last time they avoided a loss on the road was versus Dibba Al Hisn.
As you can see from the result above, the defeat against Emirates was particularly ugly (1-5). The humiliation is still top of mind.
Many goals are not expected from the visiting Al-Taawon as they have only managed to score 4 times from 7 away games in the league. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only -1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. The opposition has been scoring high and low on Al-Taawon's goalkeeper in away games this season, as they have let in 18 goals in 7 travels. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.
Head 2 HeadAs for the last two games between these two teams, there's two Al Bataeh victories, zero draws and zero Al-Taawon wins. Over/under statistics; one of these games ended with three goals or more, one match with two goals or less.
Al Bataeh missing players
Al-Taawon missing players
|89%||75%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||100%|
|72%||50%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||75%||76%|
|44%||38%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||75%||76%|
|17%||12%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||58%||48%|
|17%||12%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||33%||24%|
|28%||62%||Clean Sheets||C S||8%||8%|
|22%||38%||Failed to Score||F T||33%||24%|
|0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0|
|0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0|
|1.5||1.4||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||1.8||2|
|2||0||Red cards||R C||4||4|
|161||87||Total Shots||T S||136||221|
|74||35||Shots on Target||S O||54||102|
|35%||37%||Goal Efficiency||G E||19%||26%|
|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|