Friday, January 27, starting at 3:40 p.m. on “Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium” is playing derby round with number 18, Al-Sadd against Al-Gharafa.
Al-Sadd is the team ranked second in the Premier League in Qatar, with 40 points three fewer than main rival, Lekhwiya. In the previous stage, it has high morale after the defeat Lekhwiya, and won 1-2 in front of Al-Muaidar 6-1, thanks to an extraordinary match made Hamrouni, former Steaua player who scored twice. The fact that playing at home could be an advantage, Al Sadd is the team with the fewest goals collected along the 18 steps, 17, only five of them coming in posture by the home team, which has 15 of points.
On the other side, Al-Gharafa and it comes with high morale to duel with Al-Sadd, as in the previous stage managed to win again, 3-0 to Al-Shahaniya, one of the teams are in the bottom of the table. Thus, the team coached by Marcos Pasqueta are in 5th place with 30 points, four lengths behind the team ranked third, a position that would bring in the Asian Champions League qualification. Movements do not seem to scare, because in nine games supported, raised 19 points, scoring a goal more than the teams effects.
Round match was good in all respects, both teams scoring three times. Moreover, in four of the last five duels direct both teams managed to score one aspect to consider. However, Al-Sadd is the better team and should not be excluded to score at least two goals.