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From Title Race to Relegation Fights: ADNOC Pro League's Matchweek 20 Preview

As the ADNOC Pro League heads into Matchweek 20, the competition intensifies with pivotal games scheduled for Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21.

This round features six compelling matchups, with an additional fixture between Al Ain and Al Wasl postponed until May 20 due to scheduling requirements.

The league is now entering its climactic phase, with teams vying for top spots, mid-table security, or battling relegation threats. Al Wasl lead the standings with 51 points, closely chased by Shabab Al Ahli and Al Ain, who are still in contention for the title, proving the race remains wide open.

Saturday's action starts with a critical bottom-of-the-table clash at 6:00 PM, where Hatta host Emirates FC at the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium. Both teams are desperate for points to escape the relegation zone. Following this, at 8:30 PM, Al Wahda will try to improve their position in the standings as they host Ajman at Al Nahyan Stadium. Al Wahda are aiming to bounce back from recent losses, while Ajman seek to further distance itself from the drop zone.

On Sunday, four more matches are set to captivate fans. At 6:30 PM, Khorfakkan battle Bani Yas at Saqr bin Mohammad Al Qassimi Stadium. Both sides are eager to secure safety from relegation, adding extra stakes to their encounter. Simultaneously, Al Bataeh face Al Nasr, with Al Bataeh looking to maintain their unbeaten streak against their opponents.

The day concludes with two matches at 8:30 PM. Shabab Al Ahli, hosting Ittihad Kalba at Rashid Stadium, aims to rebound from a recent defeat and stay in the title chase. Historically strong against Ittihad Kalba, Shabab Al Ahli have never lost in their 17 encounters in the league.

The round wraps up with a high-profile match between Sharjah and Al Jazira. Both teams, currently out of the title race, still draw significant attention due to their storied rivalry and the importance of finishing the season strong.

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