Sharjah line up against visiting club Al-Nasr at Sharjah Stadium in this Arabian Gulf League fixture on Friday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Sharjah v Al-Nasr, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Sharjah, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Arabian Gulf League success versus Al-Jazira.
Fixtures featuring Sharjah have tended to be absorbing encounters lately with high scoring expected. Over their past six clashes, a total of 22 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 14 of them accredited to Al Malek.
Al-Nasr head into the clash following on from a 0-3 Arabian Gulf League win to defeat Hatta in their previous game.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Al-Nasr has been fairly consistent in recent matches. Looking at their last six games reveals that this has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 1 while The Blue Wave have scored 12. With no two games being the same, it remains to be seen if that trend shall be replicated in this match or not.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 03/03/2017 shows us that Sharjah have won 4 of these and Al-Nasr 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
In all, 18 goals were scored between them in this period, with 12 of them from Al Malek and 6 netted by The Blue Wave. The average goals per game has been 3.
Team News: Sharjah
There’s just the lone fitness concern for the Sharjah gaffer Abdulaziz Al Yassi to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group. Igor Coronado (Unknown Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Al-Nasr
Due to a fully healthy squad available for selection, Al-Nasr manager Krunoslav Jurčić doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
In our view, Al-Nasr will surely be able to put one past this Sharjah lineup, but that may not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Sharjah by the conclusion of the game. Expecting it to be very competitive.
What are the top odds for this match?
Checking the betting prices for this game on the 90 min. result market, putting your money on Sharjah can be had for 2.09, betting on the game finishing all-square is 3.68 & betting on a victory for Al-Nasr is 3.14. These are the top returns offered at the current time.