Al Ain will be hosted by Al Wasl during the 12th matchweek of the UAE Arabian Gulf League on the 12th of January, 2018, at the Zabeel Stadium in Dubai. The match, once known as the “UAE Clasico”, has many high stakes hanging on it. Both sides are at the top of the table with 25 points, with the loser not safe at all with Al Wahda sitting in 3rd place with 23 points; they could jump into second if they win against Dibba.
Al Ain are coming from a loss against Al Wahda in the first leg of the Arabian Gulf Cup quarter finals (2-1), while Al Wasl drew their last match (also in the same round) against their Dubai rivals Al Nasr (2-2).
In the league, Al Ain won their last match against Al Dhafra 2-1 while Al Wasl thrashed Shabab Al Ahli 3-0.
|Al Wasl vs. Al Ain||Zabeel Stadium|| |
January 12 2018
19:45 UAE Time
18:45 KSA Time
17:45 Egypt Time
|Not announced yet||Abu Dhabi Sports|
Numbers for the game:
- In the 19 matches they have played against each other in the professional era, Al Ain have won 12 and Al Wasl have won only twice.
- Al Ain scored 39 goals in these matchups, compared to Al Wasl’s 17 goals.
- Al Ain won the league 12 times, 9 times before the beginning of the professional league and 3 times during the professional era.
- Al Wasl won the league 7 times, with all 7 occasions coming before the professional era.