QNB Stars League Round 6 Thursday Preview — Al Markhiya Vs Al Kharaitiyat
Al Markhiya take on Al Kharaitiyat in the first of six matches scheduled in Round 6 of the QNB Stars League. The kick-off will be at 19:30 at the Al Arabi Stadium on Thursday.
The encounter promises to be exciting given that both sides had tasted their first victory in the league in the last round. Freshers Al Markhiya downed Al Khor 1-0, while Al Kharaitiyat had it easy over Al Gharafa 4-1.
Al Kharaitiyat are seventh in the table with four points and Al Markhiya occupy the bottom position on three points. Both will be keen to amass as many points as possible.
It will also be the comeback match for Al Markhiya coach Youssef Adam, who was brought back replacing Egyptian Ayman Mansour.
Yousef is expected to field the same starting 11 from the previous game — Mohamed Muntasser (goalkeeper), Medhat Mostafa, Tijan Jaita, Saleh Al Yahri, Saleh Al Yazidi, Quami, Alain Tore, Mohamed Salah, Robin Ghareeb, Nasser Al Nasr and Mubarak Al Saadi.
Al Ajlani is also unlikely to change his winning start list — Ahmed Sufyan (goalkeeper), Abdelrahman Mesbah, Abdelrahman Abdullah, Anwar Diba, Abdulla Al Anzi, Mohamed Abdelrab, Rachid Tiberkenine, Mahmoud Saad, Al Mahdi Lekhmaci, Ali Alloub and Josue Mohy.