Al-Wasl play host to the visiting Al-Ain at Zabeel Stadium in the Arabian Gulf League match on Friday.
All Al-Wasl v Al-Ain match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Al-Wasl will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 3-2 Arabian Gulf League loss in their previous game against Al-Wahda.
Matches featuring Al-Wasl have tended to be absorbing ones lately with high scoring expected. Over their past half dozen clashes, the sum total of 27 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 4.5 goals per game) with 13 of those coming from The Cheetahs.
Al-Ain will go into this meeting following on from a 4-1 Arabian Gulf League win with the defeat of Al-Dhafra in their last game.
In their last 6 outings, Al-Ain have helped themselves to the sum of 10 goals. Al Zaeem have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, they have had 5 goals go against them. Such a pattern might not be carried forward into this match, though.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 16/09/2017 reveals that these fixtures have been miserable for Al-Wasl. They have not been able to get themselves any wins whatsoever while Al-Ain have been superior, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 27 overall at an average of 4.5 goals per match.
Team News: Al-Wasl
Al-Wasl boss Laurențiu Reghecampf will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash owing to a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Al-Ain
Due to a completely healthy squad to choose from, Al-Ain manager Pedro Emanuel has no fitness worries to report coming into this game.
Al-Wasl will likely create enough chances to score against this Al-Ain lineup, but one goal may not quite be good enough.
Therefore, we’re predicting a close game with a 1-2 advantage for Al-Ain by the conclusion of the game. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
What are the best odds for this match?
In terms of the bookies’ odds on the full-time result market, staking on Al-Wasl is available for 3.92, a bet on the game finishing all-square is 4.24 & taking a punt on a win for Al-Ain will get you 1.81. These are the most competitive returns available at present.