QNB Stars League - Saturday Preview
The QNB Stars League will resume on Saturday, 14th October, with three fixtures. The first day of Round 4 will feature three matches (Al Gharafa Vs Al Khor at 17:30 followed by Umm Salal Vs Al Arabi at 19:40, both at the Al Gharafa Stadium, and Al Sailiyah Vs Al Kharaitiyat at the Al Ahli Stadium at 19:40.
Al Gharafa Vs Al Khor
Both sides are looking for full points in order to improve their position in the league table. Al Gharafa are now ninth with only two points from two draws and one defeat, while Al Khor are sixth with four points from a victory, draw and defeat each.
Al Gharafa are yet to settle into their stride as the players seek better coordination among themselves. They will face a big challenge from Al Khor and The Cheetahs’ French coach Jean Fernandez has to work out an appropriate strategy to keep his former team Al Khor at bay.
Umm Salal vs Al Arabi
Umm Salal are among the top four teams in the league table with seven points from two wins and one draw. They are having a terrific run so far having put up some strong performances, which left them only two points adrift of table toppers Al Duhail and Al Sadd after the first three rounds.
On the other hand, Al Arabi are also on a high following their victory over Qatar SC in the previous round. That win came after two defeats. They are still languishing at the eight position in standings with three points. Hence the match between both sides will be tough and exciting.
Al Sailiya vs Al Kharaitiyat
Al Sailiya are keen to extend their good run. They are fourth with six points from two victories and one loss. They had registered a big win over Al Markhiya in the previous round.
Meanwhile, Al Kharaitiyat so far have just a point from their drawn encounter with Al Khor. So they will naturally be eager to gain first victory in the league this season.