Al Shabab vs Al Fujairah by Alexis1016
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Al Shabab - Dibba Al Fujairah (Al Fujairah is another team from the same city)
Both teams have already met in the Arabian Gulf Cup. That game was played when was the international break. Dibba doesn't have international players, while Al Shabab had only two at the UAE national team, defender Mohammed Ali Ayedh and midfielder Hassan Ebrahim, who will not play in this game after he took a red card in the last league game. Al Shabab won that match 3-2 and two goals were scored by Brazilian winger Henrique Luvannor, who is also suspended for this match. It's true, Chilean playmaker Carlos Villanueva didn't played then due to injury and now he's available. Along with former Man City striker Jo, Carlos can make the difference today for Al Shabab and I think they will score goals because Dibba is poor in defense. Anyway, without Luvannor clearly Shabab doesn't have the same offensive power.
On the other hand Diba is newly promoted team, they are poor at the back as I said, but I think they can score goals as they did in the League Cup cup because they have some decent players up front, they are the Ivorians Bakary Kone (not the former OM man, is another one who played in Egypt, but has has almost the same qualities, great pace and good dribbling. He was suspended in the last league game, but he played in the League Cup and scored a brace against Al Wahda in a 3-3 draw) and Boris Kabi. Maybe Boris is not a top player in this league, but in the past years he scored a some goals for a weak side like Ajman. The other two foreign players are defender Billal Najjarine from Lebanon and Brazilian midfielder Elias.
Yes, Al Shabab is the favorite here, but without two important players like Hassan Ebrahim and Luvannor I don't think they will score many goals, while Dibba have the potential to score a goal. I think the away side can cover this handicap.
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|Dibba +2 AH||Bet365||1.70||8||0-0 WON (+5.6 units)|
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