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ADNOC Pro League: Matchweek 18 Preview

Matchweek 18, set to take place on Thursday and Friday, March 2nd and 3rd, is filled with intriguing matchups that should offer plenty of entertainment for fans.

Each club looks to gain some ground between keeping pace with the league's leading teams or moving up the standings.

Friday's actions get underway with Al Bataeh welcoming Khorfakkan at Dibba Stadium for the 17:30 kick-off.

At the same time, Al Ain, who will seek to compensate for their UAE Super Cup loss, host Dibba, who must win to boost their hopes in steering away from the relegation battle.

The games continue, with Bani Yas clashing against Ajman for the 20:15 kick-off.

During their 17 previous meetings, Bani Yas secured 8 wins, compared to 4 for Ajman, while the other five encounters ended in draws.

At the same time, Ittihad Kalba will have a fiery encounter against leaders Shabab Al Ahli.

During their 15 previous matches, Shabab Al Ahli achieved nine victories, while the other six games ended in draws.

The matches continue on Friday, with Al Nasr welcoming Al Wahda at Al Maktoum Stadium for the 17:30 kick-off.

Al Nasr will seek to improve their position in the table as they sit 12th with 14 points, while Al Wahda will look to heap pressure on leaders Shabab Al Ahli.

At the same time, Al Dhafra will welcome Al Wasl at Hamdan Bin Zayed Stadium.

Al Dhafra will look to boost their hopes in steering away from the relegation battle, while Al Wasl will look forward to putting pressure on leaders Shabab Al Ahli as they sit second with 35 points.

During their 25 previous meetings, Al Wasl won 12 games, compared to 7 for Al Dhafra, while the draws decided the results of the other six encounters.

Matchweek 18 concludes with a big night at Sharjah Stadium, where Sharjah, who recently claimed the UAE Super Cup title, welcome Al Jazira, who seek to strengthen their hopes in the title race.

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