A blockbuster return after the worldwide break is assured when leaders Sharjah host resurgent Al Nasr within the Arabian Gulf League.
This duo have been the category of the sphere in 2020/21. The King will defend on Friday the division’s solely 100-per-cent file, whereas Nasr are on a four-match successful run impressed by the burgeoning partnership between Israel playmaker Dia Saba and UAE centre forward Sebastian Tagliabue.
“Our preparations are going effectively and focus is excessive,” said Sharjah defender Abdullah Ghanem. “The distinction of two factors between us and Al Nasr will increase the significance of the match, as we proceed our regular journey in the direction of preserving the title.”
Stuttering Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Membership and Al Jazira, in the meantime, will likely be out to show their enduring title credentials in Saturday’s heavyweight bout.
These giants come into match-week six effectively off the searing tempo set by 2018/19 champions Sharjah after flurries of attracts. A optimistic outcome will flip the narrative, whereas one other setback can solely enhance anxieties.
Worries of a unique type dominate when third-bottom Fujairah host bottom-placed Hatta. Each have collected only one level and have been within the relegation locations when coronavirus known as a halt to 2019/20 throughout March.
“We play to grab the three factors and there’s no room for any detrimental outcome,” said Wolves supremo Goran Tufegdzic.
Al Ain should proceed their climb up the standings towards inconsistent Al Wasl. The 13-time file champions ended their worst begin since 2007/08 with a flood of late objectives versus Al Dhafra final outing.
A severely depleted Al Wahda have been eradicated within the Arabian Gulf Cup’s play-off spherical final week, however will likely be nearer to full energy versus Ajman.
Bani Yas ought to want to finish a three-match winless streak in all competitions if they’re to keep up a top-three spot once they welcome lowly Ittihad Kalba and Dhafra – who’ve conceded 12 objectives of their final three fixtures – should extricate themselves from a tailspin towards 13th-placed Khor Fakkan.
MATCH-WEEK SIX FIXTURES
18:00 Al Wasl v Al Ain
18:00 Bani Yas v Ittihad Kalba
21:00 Sharjah v Al Nasr
21:00 Fujairah v Hatta
18:00 Al Wahda v Ajman
18:00 Al Dhafra v Khor Fakkan
21:00 Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Membership v Al Jazira
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