Premiere for the group stage in the Asian Champions League and as early as the first day we had several surprises. I will deal with the match in Ahvaz between Foolad Khuzestan and Al Sadd from Qatar.
Both teams went through a difficult period relatively recently. Foolad has suffered two consecutive defeats in the league and lost the lead in the scoring. Of course he remains close to the champions, but now the championship has a mini break of 10 days and can devote soul and body to the Champions League.
Al Sadd, on the other hand, began to come together after repeated rounds, but it has been quite late in the past. Over the past two weeks he has been playing nonstop on Tuesday with the same players since Grafite and Muriqi are not yet 100 ready to provide solutions and he also has a very important fight on Saturday against Lekhwiya, the top Qatar derby . Expect the mind is in that fight.
I do not expect rotation from Al Sadd but if we put down the fatigue she has from the two 120 minutes that gave her the past two weeks to join the Champions League clubs and the upcoming derby in the championship I think this fight and the a trip to Iran comes at a very inappropriate moment.
Foolad more focused on the game and aiming to get as far as possible in the event, certainly has an edge here. In addition, Al Sadd last year eliminated Foolad in the 16 phase, taking a terrible 2-2 into Iran with an overturning score. In Iran they speak of vengeance and show great interest in the fight and the seat plays an important role since Iran is a difficult place for all groups.
Yesterday Lekhwiya lost with Persepolis, a team much worse than Foolad, last year Foolad took all the games at home in the group stage, 2.10 given to the home win in Interwetten I find it very good for betting.