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Al Shorta vs Al Wahda: 3 points for the home team?

Al Shorta vs Al Wahda: 3 points for the home team?

After drawing against Esteghlal in the first match of the AFC Champions League, Al Shorta has another chance to gain the first victory over Al Wahda.

Al Shorta vs Al Wahda match information

Time: 22:00 (GMT+8) on February 17th

Venue: Franso Hariri Stadium

Competition: 2020 AFC Champions League

As the current champion of the Iraqi Premier League, Al Shorta is drawn into Group A of the 2020 AFC Champions League. To advance to the next round of the competition, they have to beat other rivals namely Al Ahli, Al Wahda, and Esteghlal.

Before playing the first match, the Iraqi team did not prepare well for the continental tournament. Initially, the 2019/20 Iraqi Premier League was scheduled to start on 18 September 2019, however, it was postponed after 23 October 2019 due to the 2019 Iraqi protests.

After that, on 25 January 2020, because of the withdrawal of five of the 20 teams that started the season, the league continued being delayed until 16 February 2020. In other words, Al Shorta has not played any official matches for several months.

As a result, they did not play well in the first match despite having the advantage to play at the Franso Hariri Stadium. However, things can change when their next opponent is Al Wahda, the team that finished the 2018/19 UAE Pro League in third place.

When Al Shorta players can perform at their highest levels, the chance for Al Wahda to gain a point from them at the moment is very small.

Al Shorta vs Al Wahda potential lineups:

Al Shorta: Ahmed Basil, Karrar Mohammed, Saad Natiq, Ali Faez, Dhurgham Ismail, Tony Mawejje, Safaa Hadi, Karrar Jassim, Marwan Hussein, Junior Mapuku, Diego Calderon Caicedo.

Al Wahda: Mohammed Al Shamsi, Lucas Pimenta, Eduardo Voltan, Pedro Pavlov, Rim Chang Woo, Gaspar Panadero, Lee Myung Joo, Paul Jose M'Poku, Ismail Matar, Sebastian Tagliabue, Yahya Al Ghassani.

Al Shorta vs Al Wahda score predictions: 2-1