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Al Wahda v Al Ain Leads Matchweek 19 of the ADNOC Pro League

Matchweek 19 of the ADNOC Pro League is set to see tough encounters taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as the business end of the season kicks in.




Competition has become fierce among all clubs, as each side looks to gain some ground between keeping pace with the league's leading teams, moving up the standings, or steering away from the relegation zone.




The Bani Yas vs Al Nasr match will kickstart matchweek 19 at the Bani Yas Stadium at 17:45 on Thursday evening.



The hosts are looking to pull off a third win in a row to take a step forward in the league table, while Al Nasr will seek to repeat their last victory of the last round.



Both teams share 25 points, but Bani Yas are ahead on goal difference.




Thursday's action continues when Sharjah welcome Ajman at 20:15 as both teams look to compensate for their loss last time out.




Sharjah still hope to mount a late title charge, while Ajman are looking to pressure the top-four teams.




The second day matches of the round will see a clash between Al Orooba and Al Jazira at Fujairah Stadium, at 17:45 on Friday evening.



Al Orooba are in search of their second victory in the competition to attempt an escape out of relegation zone, while The Pride of Abu Dhabi will endeavour to secure all three points and maintain their place among the league's top four teams.




In parallel, Ittihad Kalba will host Al Dhafra at home, as the hosts hope to return to their winning ways while Al Dhafra enter the match with high morale after their important victory in the last round.




Friday's action concludes with Emirates FC welcoming Khorfakkan at 20:15pm.



Both teams will enter the game with strong hopes for victory to move up the table and steer themselves away from the relegation zone.




The third day of matches in this round will see two tough clashes, the first of which will be held at Rashid Stadium at 17:45 on Saturday evening between Shabab Al Ahli and Al Wasl.



Shabab Al Ahli will enter the match with high morale after reaching the Pro League Cup final.



They will also seek to compensate for their defeat to title chasers Al Wahda in the last round, while Al Wasl will also look to return to winning ways.




Matchweek 19 games will conclude with the decisive top-of-the-table game that brings Al Wahda against league leaders Al Ain on Saturday at Al Nahyan Stadium at 20:15.



Al Ain are now top of the ADNOC Pro league table with a four-point cushion on second placed Al Wahda on 39 points.



A win would mean a lot for each team; Al Ain could widen the gap on second place to seven points while for Al Wahda could reduce the difference to one point and place greater pressure on Sergei Rebrov's men.




Al Ain have previously met Al Wahda in 25 matches, with 13 wins for the former, and six wins for Al Wahda, while draws settled the other six games.



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