The UAE Pro League is back with another round of matches this week as Al-Bataeh take on Khorfakkan at the Al Dhaid Sports Club Stadium on Thursday. Both teams have been inconsistent this season and will need to step up in this game.
Al-Bataeh in need of a win
Al-Bataeh are currently in the 10th spot in the UAE Pro League standings with 14 points from 12 matches. They have won only three games so far and have lost five of their last six matches. They will need to improve their form and confidence if they want to climb up the table.
Al-Bataeh have struggled to score goals this season, with only 13 goals in 12 games. They have also conceded 21 goals, which is the third-highest in the league. They will need to tighten their defense and be more clinical in front of goal against Khorfakkan.
Khorfakkan eyeing a top-four finish
Khorfakkan are in a much better position than their opponents, as they are fourth in the UAE Pro League table with 23 points from 12 matches. They have won seven games and lost only three, with two draws. They are only four points behind the leaders Al-Jazira and will be aiming to close the gap with a win on Thursday.
Khorfakkan have been impressive in both attack and defense this season, scoring 24 goals and conceding only 14. They have the second-best goal difference in the league, behind Al-Jazira. They have also won four of their last five matches, including a 4-1 thrashing of Al-Wasl in their previous game.
Dream11 Team Prediction
Based on the current form and statistics of both teams, here is the Dream11 team prediction for the UAE Pro League match between Al-Bataeh and Khorfakkan:
Goalkeeper: Ahmed Mahmoud (KHF)
Defenders: Khalid Jalal (KHF), Abdulla Ghanem (KHF), Ahmed Eisa (ALB), Mohammed Sabeel (ALB)
Midfielders: Omar Juma Rabeeh (KHF), Ryan Mendes (KHF), Ahmed Malalla (ALB), Ali Salmeen (ALB)
Forwards: Samuel Rosa (KHF), Fabio De Lima (ALB)
Captain: Samuel Rosa (KHF)
Vice-Captain: Fabio De Lima (ALB)
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Time: 6:15 PM IST
Venue: Al Dhaid Sports Club Stadium, Sharjah
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