All attention will be drawn to a couple of big games in the sixth match-week of ADNOC Pro League as Al Ain host Al Wahda, while Shabab Al Ahli make a short trip across the Dubai Creek to take on Al Wasl.
There was action aplenty over the ‘Saudi National Day’ weekend with Al Orooba staging a heroic recovery to hold Al Ain to 3-3 draw, while Sharjah scored twice in the space of four minutes at the very end of the match to snatch full points at home against defending champions Al Jazira.
The action will kick-off early on Tuesday with Al Dhafra hosting Ittihad Kalba, while second-to-last Al Orooba will make a long trip to play Al Jazira at the Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium.
Al Jazira look to shrug off their loss last week and tackle a tricky Al Orooba, while Ittihad Kalba will make the long road trip to Al Dhafra with both sides hoping they can add more to the three points each of them has earned so far.
Later in the night, Shabab Al Ahli will be on the look-out to collect full points against Al Wasl at the Zabeel Stadium.
The odds are stacked heavily in favor of Shabab Al Ahli as the Red Knights have won four of the last five encounters between the two sides, although Al Wasl have been displaying progress with each passing game.
Wednesday's derby between Al Ain vs. Al Wahda is definitely expected to be a cracker of a match with the hosts looking solid in all departments.
However, once again they will be reliant on the efforts of their phenomenal striker Kodjo Laba, who heads the goal scoring chart with nine goals.
Al Wahda, on the other hand, are yet to find their rhythm, and it won’t be too long before the Clarets start getting their act together under their Dutch coach, Henk Ten Cate.
The second day will also see last week’s winners Al Nasr and Ajman face Bani Yas and Sharjah respectively, while Khor Fakkan and Emirates Club will be involved with the second late night derby.
Al Nasr humbled Emirates Club last week to continue in fifth place, while Bani Yas will be desperate to rectify their situation as they languish at the lower end in tenth spot with just four points.