AFC Cup 2018: West Zone final first leg preview

The defending champions are up against Al Jazeera...

The West Zonal final first leg is all set to unfold and here's what awaits us on a crucial week:

Al Jazeera vs Air Force Club

Dark horses Al Jazeera will be looking to pull of an upset when they host defending champions Air Force Club of Iraq in the West Zonal final of the AFC Cup

Both teams are playing each other for the third time in the competition, having been together in Group A at the start. Both of those games ended in scoring draws which has added an element of intrigue to this fixture. 

Al Jazeera's key man will be Musa Al Tamaari who has scored six goals in the tournament. 

Al Jazeera have done well to reach the zonal finals in what is only their second appearance in the competition but awaiting them are seasoned campaigners in Air Force Club. 

The Iraqi side are on a mission to win their third consecutive crown and will be a tough nut to crack for Al Jazeera.