Arabian Gulf League resumes
The Arabian Gulf League resumes this weekend after the international break as matchweek 10 kicks off on Friday with a number of exciting encounters.
Three games are scheduled to be played on Friday, three others will take place on Saturday before the action concludes with one final game on Sunday.
Dibba and Sharjah kick off the action at the Fujairah Stadium at 16:40 as the league leaders travel to play against the Sailors who sit at the bottom of the table. Sharjah now have 21 points from six wins and three draws and will be looking to return to winning ways after settling for a 2-2 draw with Ittihad Kalba in matchweek 9. The King will be looking to keep their unbeaten record and further extend the gap on the top of the table away from Al Jazira and Al Ain, who sit second and third respectively.
Meanwhile, Dibba are in a dire need for a positive result as they sit rock bottom on four points after winning one game, drawing one and losing seven. They lost their last game 2-1 to Ajman.
Later on Friday, Emirates Club play Fujairah at Emirates Club Stadium. Struggling Emirates are 13th in the league standings and have five points, one above Dibba after winning a game, drawing two, and losing six. Their guests Fujairah are seventh with 12 points after three wins, three draws and three losses. Both teams will be looking to get a positive result after the Falcons suffered a 2-1 defeat to Shabab Al Ahli and the Wolves drew 3-3 with Al Wahda in matchweek 9.
At the same time, Al Wahda will take on Al Jazira at Al Nahyan Stadium. After winning four games, drawing three and losing two, Al Wahda sit fifth on 15 points. The Clarets will be looking to return to winning ways after suffering a loss and three draws in their past four games. Meanwhile, Al Jazira are second on 19 points after collecting five wins and four draws. The Pride of Abu Dhabi will also fight for a positive result to keep chasing leaders Sharjah and extend their unbeaten record in the league this season.
Matchweek 10 resumes on Saturday as Ittihad Kalba host Al Ain at Kalba Union Sports and Cultural Club Stadium at 16:40. The Tigers are going through a rough patch as they are winless in their past five matches, drawing two games, and losing three to sit eighth on 11 points.
Meanwhile, the Boss need to avoid dropping any points to remain in the title race as they are now tied on 19 points with Al Jazira, two points away from leaders Sharjah.
At Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Stadium, Al Dhafra play against Shabab Al Ahli at 16:50. Al Dhafra will be looking to return to winning ways after losing their past two games to Bani Yas and Al Nasr. A win would take the Western Knights further away from the relegation zone as they are now 12th on nine points. However, they will face tough fight from fourth-placed Shabab Al Ahli, who collected four wins and a draw in their past five games and now have 16 points.
The final game on Saturday will see Bani Yas play with Al Nasr at Bani Yas Stadium at 19:30. Despite collecting three wins and two draws from their past five games, Al Nasr are ninth on the league table on 11 points. They sit two spots above the Sky Blues, who lost to Al Ain in matchweek 9 to slip to 11th place frozen on 10 points.
Gameweek 10 concludes on Sunday with an encounter between Al Wasl and Ajman at Zabeel Stadium at 19:30. After beating Kalba and Dibba, Ajman, who are now sixth on 13 points, will be looking to win their third game in a row. Their opponents Al Wasl, however, are in a difficult situation as they are 10th on 10 points, having collected three points only from a possible 15 in their past five games.