AWL vs SAA Dream11: Al Wasl and Shabab Al Ahli meet in the UAE Gulf League match at Zabeel Stadium on Sunday night (IST)in what is an important mid-table clash. Here is AWL vs SAA Dream 11 Match Prediction.
Both Al Wasl and Shabab Al Ahli are locked n 15 points after 11 rounds with the latter sitting above on the table due to a better goal difference. But Ahli have reasons to feel dejected for that meagre return. They could have won a couple of games where they were forced to drop points. Al Wasl, meanwhile, are doing what was expected from them. They are a mid-table team after all.
Fixture Name And Competition: Al Wasl vs Shabab Al Ahli: UAE Gulf League
Date & Time: 09:30 PM (IST), 1 January
Venue: Zabeel Stadium
Al Wasl: Confidence must be high within the squad after a 0-1 away win at Khor Fakkan that snapped a two-game skid for the team. Scoring goals is not the problem for this team as they are the fourth-best offensive team in the league, but more focus and tenacity are required at the back.
Shabab Al Ahli: Come here on a four-game winless run, but lost just once during that stretch. In fact, they have lost just twice in 11 rounds, but too many draws have undone them so far.
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
Al Wasl Wins- 02
Shabab Al Ahli Wins– 02
Last meeting: 1-1 Draw
Live Streaming UAE Gulf League: No official streaming in India
Al Wasl Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: The hosts must be fretting over the fitness of their key offensive player Fábio Virginio de Lima. He was out of the last game due to an injury.
Centre-back Hueglo dos Santos Neris was forced to miss the last game due to a knock and remains questionable to play in this AWL vs SAA Dream11 Team Prediction match.
Defensive midfielder Ali Salmeen didn't feature since being taken off against Al Jazira. He remains a doubt as well.
Expected changes: Mendes and Ibrahim are likely to operate as the defensive midfielders for the home team.
If Lima is not fit, expect Nasser Mahmoud Noor, who scored the winner in the last match, to start again.
Al Wasl Starting XI (probables):
H Ali (GK)
M Sabeel Obeid
Salem Juma Awad
Nasser Mahmoud Noor / F Lima
Shabab Al Ahli Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Key creative player Héldon Ramos was missing from the last match. He picked up a knock against Al Fujairah and remains a doubt.
Expected changes: Expect a couple of changes here, not more than that. Abdulla Alnaqbi could keep Carlos Eduardo de Oliveira Alves out of the playing 11 once again.
Shabab Al Ahli Starting XI (probables):
M Naser (GK)
I Al Hammadi
M Juma Eid
Igor Jesus Maciel da Cruz
GK: H Abdulla
DEF: A Hussain, Y Jaber, H A Kamali, G Dwubeng, A Saleh
MID: A Ganiev, M Hassan, R Mendes
FW: I Jesus (C), J Figueiredo (VC)
AWL vs SAA Teams Captain options, Differential Picks
João Figueiredo: Al Wasl's big man at the front is good in the air, but his hold up play and the ability to link-up with the midfielders makes him a dangerous player. He is a good captain option in Dream 11 prediction teams.
Igor Jesus Maciel da Cruz: He is just phenomenal. The 19-year-old has set this league on fire and is amongst the best offensive players.
X-factors, differential picks
Ali Saleh: The 20-year-old has carved out a place for himself in Al Wasl's playing 11 after a consistent run of positive performances.
Fábio Virginio de Lima: Provided he is deemed fit to play here, the 27-year-old Brazilian is a no-nonsense option. He is one of the leading scorers for Al Wasl FC.
AWL vs SAA Today Match Prediction Football Match
Bet 365 Odds
Al Wasl To Win: 4.00 Or 25.00% chance to win
Draw: 3.75 Or 26.67% chance to win
Shabab Al Ahli to Win: 1.70 Or 58.82% chance to win
Al Wasl To Win: 3.75 Or 26.67% chance to win
Draw: 3.60 Or 27.78% chance to win
Shabab Al Ahli to Win: 1.60 Or 60.61% chance to win
There's not much to separate these two teams, with only a goal-difference keeping them away. But Al Ahli are better equipped at the back and are hard to score against. As you can see, the Today Match Prediction odds above, the away team is being seen as a slight favourite to win this match. So choose your AWL vs SAA Dream11 Match Prediction teams wisely.
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