Umm Salal face Al Arabi in Week 7 of the 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 20:15 at the Al Sadd Stadium on Tuesday, 13th September, 2022.
The match is of special importance to both teams in different ways, before the league takes a long break.
Umm Salal, coached by former Qatar international midfielder Wesam Rizik, are in lowly 10th place with six points (one victory, three draws and two defeats). The Orange Fortress have a goal difference of -4 (four goals for and eight against).
Umm Salal, who played out a 2-2 draw with Al Gharafa in Week 6, will definitely seek their second victory.
On the other hand, Al Arabi would want to go into the break as table toppers. The Dream Team now have 15 points, two more than second-placed Al Duhail.
Al Arabi have registered five victories and one defeat. They have a goal difference of +7 (12 goals for and five against). The only reversal they suffered was at the hands of Al Duhail in Week 5 when they lost by a 0-3 margin.
However, Al Arabi overcame that setback in no time and beat Al Sailiya 5-1 in the last round.
The technical face-off on the sidelines is the sub-plot of this match, as Wesam’s Al Arabi counterpart Younes Ali is a former Qatar international midfielder too.