Al Shamal face Al Ahli in Week 7 of the 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 18:05 at the Al Sadd Stadium on Wednesday, 14th September, 2022.
The match is of special importance to both teams in different ways, before the league takes a long break.
Both teams are on nine points, but Al Ahli are in fifth position and Al Shamal sixth on goal difference. Al Ahli have scored a total of 11 goals and conceded 10, while Al Shamal have scored six and conceded as many.
The match therefore assumes vital importance for both sides and a win and the valuable three points could help them stay in the top four before the league takes a long break ahead of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Al Ahli won two matches, drew three and lost one, and are aiming to get back to winning ways following hard-fought draws in their last two games – 3-3 against Al Gharafa in Week 5 and 2-2 against Al Wakrah in Week 6.
Al Ahli coach Nebojsa Jovovic is looking for solutions to tighten his team’s defence, more so after they conceded goals after being 3-1 against Al Gharafa and 2-0 against Al Wakrah.
Their rivals Al Shamal have a strong attack with the presence of Amjad Atwan and Yacine Bammou.
Al Shamal have won three matches and lost as many with their last win coming against Al Sadd (2-1) in Week 6 which has provided them a morale boost and they would surely come hard against Al Ahli.
Al Shamal’s Moroccan coach Hisham Zahid faces a strong challenge in finding answers to the Al Ahli attack, led by brilliant Jordanian professional Yazan Al Naimat.
Given the scenario, the match is sure to produce some electric moments for the fans, with both teams fighting for a win and pushing hard for a place in the top four in the standings.