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UAE Pro League: Matchweek 8 Preview

Matchweek eight of the ADNOC Pro League will take place on Saturday, and Sunday, October 29th and 30th, as each club, looks to gain some ground between keeping pace with the league's leading teams or moving up the standings.





Sharjah snatched a 1-0 win over Al Bataeh in matchweek seven to move just one point clear at the top of the ADNOC Pro League's table, followed by Al Wasl, sitting second with 15 points, but Al Ain, Al Wahda, and Shabab Al Ahli are still right in the title race.





Saturday's fixtures get underway with four encounters, as Khorfakkan welcome Dibba at Saqr bin Mohammad al Qassimi Stadium for the 17:00 kick-off.





At the same time, sixth Al Jazira, who will search for returning to winning ways, clash against second-placed Al Wasl at Mohammad bin Zayed Stadium.





During their 26 previous meetings, Al Jazira secured 16 wins, compared to 5 for Al Wasl, while the other five games ended in draws.





The games continue with Shabab Al Ahli hosting title holders Al Ain at Rashid Stadium for the 20:00 kick-off.





The two clubs have 13 points, but Al Ain's goal difference was eleven better than the Dubai-based side.





They had previously met on 26 occasions, with twelve wins for Al Ain and seven for Shabab Al Ahli, while the other seven games ended in draws.





At the same time, Ittihad Kalba will clash against Al Nasr.




During their 14 previous meetings, Al Nasr won 7 matches, compared to 4 for Ittihad Kalba, while draws decided the results of the other 3 encounters.




Matchweek eight concludes on Sunday with three games, two of which take place at 17:00, while the other match will be held at 20:00.




Sunday's actions get underway with Ajman playing against Al Bataeh at Rashid bin Saeed Stadium.




Ajman will seek to pull off their second consecutive win after defeating Al Jazira in matchweek 7 with an unanswered goal, raising their tally of points to 11 in the 7th spot, while Al Bataeh will look to compensate for their last defeat against Sharjah.




At the same time, Bani Yas host Al Dhafra, while fixtures of matchweek eight conclude with a fiery encounter between leaders Sharjah and fourth-placed Al Wahda.




During their 24 previous meetings, Al Wahda secured 13 wins, compared to six for Sharjah, while the other five encounters ended in draws.



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