Al Ain leaders will go to Al Dhafra 12 on Saturday, however his ideas can be 24 hours earlier than at Al Wahda Al Musadha Stadium, which is able to host Sharjah in fourth, on the prime of the twenty-second stage of the UAE Soccer League.
With 5 phases left within the match, Al Ain leads the standings with 52 factors, 7 factors behind Al Wahda, and his victory and failure of the direct chase will carry him nearer to profitable the fourteenth title in his historical past.
Al Ain’s job won’t be straightforward towards Al Dhafra, particularly because the latter improved their outcomes by appointing Moroccan Badr Al Idrisi as his coach to exchange Brazilian Rogerio Mycale, who received two matches and drew one earlier than shedding to Al -Wahda with problem 2-3 in lethal time on the final stage.
Additionally, Al Ain, who misplaced their final two visits to the Al Dhafra stadium, won’t be able to make use of the companies of Togolese striker Laba Kojo, the highest scorer with 21 targets, after he was kicked out in entrance of Shabab Al Ahly.
Al Ain will play Al Dhafra after the results of the match between Al Wahda (45 factors) and Sharjah (42 factors) can be introduced on Friday, in a “rehearsal” for the 2 groups earlier than dealing with them once more within the Emirates Cup. remaining Could twenty seventh.
Sharjah are enjoying with the spirit of their five-clear debacle towards Al Oruba within the final leg, whereas Al Wahda have been defeated in entrance of Al Dhafra, worrying their French coach Gregory Dufresne .
The 38-year-old coach mentioned: “We bumped into an issue in assault and we missed a choice in entrance of the opposition within the final sport and Al Dhafra had an important match and proved he deserved to be subsequent. season.”
“The match in Sharjah can be totally different and that is one of the best preparation for the cup remaining between us,” he added.
The third Al Jazeera (42 factors) will host the eighth Ajman (28) tomorrow additionally with the intention of difficult for an essential second place to qualify for the AFC Champions League subsequent season and return to the language of profitable after their 1-1 draw with Baniyas, which decreased his probabilities of defending the title whereas lagging behind the chief by 10 factors.
Fifth (30 factors) Shabab Al-Ahly may also play their visitor Al-Ittihad in Kalba on Saturday to enhance their place after shedding the chance to problem for the title after being one of many highlights of their file.
Keep away from touchdown
The stage opens at present, Thursday, with the final fourteenth Emirate with 9 factors towards his visitor Baniyas VII (29 factors) and Al Uruba, thirteenth penultimate (10 factors) forward of his host Khorfakkan eleventh (21 factors). making an attempt to keep away from departure.
Emirates, which fired their Egyptian coach Ayman Al Ramadi and appointed Nationwide Physician Badr in his place, are 9 factors behind the final guarantor of survival, which is occupied by Al Dhafra, and Al Arabiya are 10 factors, so what locations for them to lose any level.
“We’re in a tough scenario within the standings, however we won’t throw a fabric and we’ll combat till the final second to remain within the skilled league subsequent season,” mentioned Tunisian coach Fathi Al-Obaidi.
He continued: “Mathematically, the probabilities of Arabism nonetheless exist, and self-discipline have to be current all through the rating sheet of the match towards Horfakkan as a way to obtain a optimistic outcome.”
A ninth win (26 factors) and a sixth by Al Wasl (29) are additionally up for grabs at present, Thursday, and the truth that it is a Dubai derby between two neighboring groups is gaining in significance.
Salem Rabi, Al Nasr supervisor who additionally managed Al Wasl mentioned: “The match is essential for us and it’s a aggressive match regardless of our place within the standings. I’ve labored with each groups and I do know the significance of such matches and enjoying the derby motivates each participant.”