Sharjah vs Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
AFC Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK
Venue: Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah.
Al Quwa Al Jawiya got super-lucky to score the late stoppage-time equalizer seven days ago in Mecca where they stunned Saudi Arabian Al Wehda to advance to the group phase of the AFC Champions League. Aymen Hussein bagged the precious leveller on the occasion to take the game into penalty-shootout where the Iraqi outfit outscored their counterparts to secure their maiden group stage appearance in the elite Asian competition since 2008.
The Falcons will open the campaign on Wednesday evening when they travel to Sharjah Stadium to take on United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah. The hosts were not able to go beyond the group phase last year despite clinching a pair of impressive victories over Al Duhail (4-2) and Al Taawon (0-6) in the process. The team led by Abdulaziz Mohammed will not enter the game in the highest spirits after failing to pick up a single win in the last three outings in Arabian Gulf League.
Sharjah vs Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Head-to-head
The two sides did not have a chance to lock horns in the past.
Sharjah vs Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Prediction
The lack of defensive meticulousness will cause the hosts’ head coach Mohammed headaches going into the important group stage opener against one of the underdogs. Sharjah have not kept a clean sheet in 13 consecutive fixtures in all competitions. They’ve recently allowed three goals in an away draw at Al Wasl in the domestic league.
Their rivals, who have won the AFC Cup (not the Champions League) three times in a row (2016, 2017, and 2018), have been pretty efficient in the final third in their respective league. They are on the best way to secure the second title in Iraqi League, sitting eight points clear at the top of the standings with a game in hand after 27 rounds. The best value can be found in the Both Teams To Score pick, priced at the odds of 1.83. As for the outcome, we will shoot for the draw at the 3.20 odds.
Sharjah vs Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20
Both teams to score @ 1.83.