In the first match of the 1/16 AFC Cup final, Bahrain's Al-Riffa and Oman's Al-Nahda will meet. How will the upcoming match end? We'll figure it out.
Al-Riffa performed well in the group stage, taking first place in the standings of its quartet, scoring 13 points in six games, while hitting the opponents' goal 15 times and conceding five goals. The team is expected to show decent results in the current season of the Bahrain championship, where, after ten rounds, it is on the first line in the standings, ahead of the nearest pursuer, who has a game in reserve, by two points.
Al-Nahda barely made it to the playoffs of the tournament, taking first place in the standings, while scoring nine points in four games. In the local championship, the team is also fighting for the first place, but currently occupies second place in the standings, losing one point to the leader, but at the same time having one more game in the asset.
Statistics and figures
- Al-Riffa is the favorite of the match according to bookmakers;
- Al-Riffa has suffered two defeats in regular time in the last ten games;
- Al-Nahda has suffered one defeat in regular time in the last ten games;
- The teams have met twice in their history: Al-Riffa won both matches with the same score 1-0.
I think that the match will not be the most productive, because both teams will play with some caution, as there will be another match ahead, where the fate of reaching the 1/8 finals will be decided. Prediction: both teams will not score and the total total of 2.5 goals is less.