AAI vs ALN Dream11: Al-Ain FC can’t dwell on the past success and hope to get results on the pitch. They may be the most successful side in the UAE Gulf League, having won the league title record 13 times, but at the moment, they look unfit and run-of-the-mill side, lacking ingredients to challenge for the league title.
Eight points behind the summit, Al-Ain are already in a must-win situation if they are to remain relevant in the title race this season. They hit the road for this the daunting game against an in-form Al-Nasr SC at Al-Maktoum Stadium on Friday night (IST). Here is AAI vs ALN Dream 11 Match Prediction.
Fixture Name And Competition: Al-Ain FC vs Al-Nasr SC: UAE Gulf League
Date & Time: 10:30 PM (IST), 18 December
Venue: Al-Maktoum Stadium
Al-Ain FC: Knocked out of UAE President’s Cup by Ajman before dropping two precious points at home against the same opponents in the league. But that 0-0 draw did bring some relief considering the team was all over the place during the 1-4 away defeat against Baniyas.
Al-Nasr SC: Arrive here on a four-game unbeaten run in all competition. Won 3-2 at home in the last match against Al Fujairah in the last match. They are 3rd on the table but could claim the summit with the maximum return from this match.
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
The last game ended in a 2-2 draw between these two sides; a result which ended a six-game winning run for Al-Ain FC against Al-Nasr SC.
Al-Ain FC Wins- 05
Al-Nasr SC Wins– 00
Last meeting: 2-2 Draw
Live Streaming UAE Gulf League: No official streaming in India.
Al-Ain FC Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Mohamed Abdulrahman had to sit out the last league game due to an injury-related issue. The 31-year-old midfielder remains a doubt to play here and will have to prove his match fitness ahead of the game.
In addition, striker Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba was also not in the squad last week and remains doubtful to play against Al-Nasr.
Expected changes: Following a 1-4 drubbing against Baniyas, head coach Pedro Emanuel was forced to ring in changes for the last game. To some extent, the tactics and the changes didn’t disappoint him as the team put in a tenacious display, especially at the back. That means, we can expect the likes of Al-Ahbabi, Shiotani, Pereira and Erik Jorgens de Menezes starting at the back and in front of goalie K Eisa.
Eduardo is likely to be the main man upfront for Al-Ain in AAI vs ALN Dream11 Team Prediction.
Al-Ain FC Starting XI (probables):
K Eisa (GK)
Erik Jorgens de Menezes
K Al Baloushi
Al-Nasr SC Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Mansor Abbas was injured before the last match and wasn’t involved as a result. His status remains questionable ahead of this match. No other big issues for Al-Nasr SC ahead of this game.
Expected changes: Makeshift left-back Rashed Mohammed should return to the team after serving a one-game ban. He is likely to feature from the bench.
Al-Nasr SC Starting XI (probables):
I Eisa (GK)
M Ali Ayed
GK: K Essa
DEF: M Ayed, Glauber, E J De Menezes
MID: D Saba, Toze (VC), R Yaslam, F Hadeed, H Al-Fardan
FW: S Tagliabue (C), W Eduardo
AAI vs ALN Teams Captain options, Differential Picks
Sebastián Tagliabué: The 35-year-old Argentine can change the game if he has a whiff at the goal. He is a good captain option in Dream 11 prediction teams.
Wilson Eduardo: For a player playing in a forward position, he should produce better numbers in front of the goal, but his overall impact has been really good.
X-factors, differential picks
Habib Fardan: He is Al-Nasr’s playmaker. The 30-year-old hasn’t had his ways with his passing this season despite scoring twice. But a good player.
Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba: Provided he is in the team and plays, the 28-year-old Al-Ain striker can be a very good bet for the captain role.
Rayan Yaslam: Consider him a dark horse. He can make runs deep from the midfield into the box and has the range to pick a game-killing pass.
AAI vs ALN Today Match Prediction Football Match
Bet 365 Odds
Al-Ain FC To Win: 3.60 Or 27.78% chance to win
Draw: 4.00 Or 25.00% chance to win
Al-Nasr SC to Win: 1.75 Or 57.14% chance to win
Al-Ain FC To Win: 3.60 Or 27.78% chance to win
Draw: 3.60 Or 27.78% chance to win
Al-Nasr SC to Win: 1.83 Or 54.64% chance to win
Al-Ain have dominated this fixture against Al-Nasr, winning six of the last seven games. But the current form can’t be overlooked. Al-Ain are struggling at the moment and will have to be on the top of their game to get anything out of this match. As you can see, the Today Match Prediction odds above, the home team is being seen as a slight favourite to win this match. So choose your AAI vs ALN Dream11 Match Prediction teams wisely.
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