Al Sadd will lock horns with Al Duhail in the Qatar Stars League on Wednesday in Doha at Abdulla bin Khalifa Stadium at 9:15 pm. The upcoming fixture has the tendency of making drastic changes in the Qatar Stars League standings. Al Sadd has acquired the third position with seven points while Al Duhail has occupied the fifth spot with six points.
Al Sadd had an extraordinary start for their tournament under Xavi and are currently one of only two teams who are yet to lose a match in the Qatar Stars League this season. The visitors have been improving with the passing week and it will be a big challenge for Al Duhail in this match.
Al Duhail played three games so far in the tournament, they have managed to win two games and were on the losing side once. The home side is yet to recreate the glory from their previous season and cannot afford to suffer another defeat.
Both sides meet each other for 16 times in the Qatar Stars League and Al Duhail seems to have a slight advantage as they won seven matches and Al Sadd won six games. The away team will be aiming to win this fixture and even the scores in this head-to-head competition. In their last encounter, Al Sadd thrashed Al Duhail by 4-0.
Al Duhail has no issues regarding injuries and the team will be going into the match with a fully-fit squad. The home team would be looking forward to having an emphatic win in the upcoming game and gain momentum.
Al Sadd will be missing the services of Saud Ibrahim Al-Nasr in this game. Al Sadd is likely to welcome some crucial players after a hectic international break. Santi Cazorla will be retaining his place in the side considering his performance over the past few months under Xavi.