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Al Sadd vs Sepahan: Battle of the Gulf

Al Sadd vs Sepahan: Battle of the Gulf

Qatari side Al Sadd are going to take on Iran’s Sepahan in the matchday 2 of the AFC Champions League group stage.

Al Sadd vs Sepahan match information

Time: 23:35 (GMT+8) on February 18th

Venue: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium

Competition: 2020 AFC Champions League

Al Sadd are on a phenomenal run with nine matches straight without a single defeat in all competitions. Barcelona and Spain legend Xavi, now the head coach of Al Sadd, is possessing a quality line-up with the likes of former Atletico Madrid captain Gabi, former Bundesliga star Marco Fabian and Qatari prodigy Akram Afif on loan from Spain’s Villareal, to aim for ambitious goals.

The Qatari side only have one significant loss with the absence of key midfielder Ali Asad due to the severe Achilles injury.

In terms of Sepahan, the Iranian side had only one defeat in the similar nine games streak like Al Sadd but half of the remaining matches ended as draws, causing them crucial points. Nevertheless, Sepahan started their AFC Champions League campaign by thrashing Al Ain 4-0.

Sepahan are also suffering from a significant loss with the injury of the solid rock in the defensive line, Ezzatollah Pourghaz.

Al Sadd and Sepahan have encountered four times in the past with two wins equally divided to two teams but they mostly ended with a huge score margin, 4-0 for Sepahan in the latest match.

The same situation will most likely repeat itself but this time, Al Sadd will probably prevail due to their good winning momentum.

Al Sadd vs Sepahan match information: 

Al Sadd: M. Barsham, H. Ismaeil, A. Hassan, B.Khoukhi, M. Fabian, Gabi, H. Ali, M. Mashaal, F. Mohamed Azadi, A. Al Ansari, H. Hassunin El Said

Sepahan: P. Niazmand, M. Tayebi, M. Mansouri, A. Mosleh, M. Kiani, S. Rafiei, S. Aghaei, O. Noorafkan, M. Mohebi, Kiros, M. Hosseini.

Al Sadd vs Sepahan score predictions: 2-0