AFC Cup 2018: Group Stage Matchday Four Preview: West Zone

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Asia's secondary club competition is set to witness its fourth matchday in the West Zone groups...

The AFC Cup 2018 is all set to enter the fourth matchday in the West Zone. Here is a look at what awaits us this week: 


GROUP A: 


Al Suwaiq @ Oman

Al Jazeera (JOR) v Al Suwaiq (OMA):

Jordan's Al Jazeera hosts Oman's Al Suwaiq on Tuesday as the tournament enters the fourth matchday. Al Jazeera are tied on top of Group A with Air Force Club with seven points from four games. They have a golden chance to go three points clear at the top against Al Suwaiq who have lost all their matches so far, including the reverse fixture last week. 

Venue: Amman International Stadium, Amman
Kick-off: March 13, 17:00 UTC+2

P.S: The other game in the group between Malkiya and Air Force Club has been postponed to April 17. 


GROUP B:


Al-Ahed AFC CUP

Al Jaish (SYR) v Al Ahed (LIB): 

Syria's Al Jaish are up against Lebanon's Al Ahed in their reverse fixture, after a 1-1 draw last week between the two teams. Al Ahed are two points clear of Al Jaish at the top of the group and a win on Monday will help them take control of the game. 

Venue: Khalifa Sports City Stadium, Manama
Kick-off: March 12, 18:15 UTC+3

Manama Club (BHR) v Al Zawraa (IRQ):

Bahraini club Manama host Iraq's Al Zawraa in what is the third match of the group for both the teams after the reverse fixture last week was postponed. Manama have just the one point from two games and will look to rise off the bottom of the table against Al Zawraa who have drawn both their games so far. 

Venue: Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa
Kick-off: March 12 18:30 UTC+3


GROUP C: 


Dhofar (Oman) Vs Al Faisaly (Jordan) @ AFC CUP

Al Ansar (LIB) v Al Wahda (SYR): 

Lebanon's Al Ansar hosts Syrian side Al Wahda on Tuesday in what is a crucial fixture in Group C. Third-placed Al Ansar will be looking to leapfrog Al Wahda who are placed second in the group with five points from three games. Al Ansar cannot afford a loss in this game as it could severely affect their chances of winning the group. 

Venue: Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Kick-off: March 13, 15:10 UTC+2

Dhofar Club (OMA) v Al Faisaly (JOR):

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Group leaders Al Faisaly club visit stragglers Dhofar club from Oman on Tuesday. After a win in the reverse fixture last week, Al Faisaly are in charge of the group and will be looking to further pile the misery on Dhofar who only have a point to show for their efforts in the group. 

Venue: Salalah Stadium, Salalah
Kick-off: March 13, 19:30 UTC+4

 

 

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