The 2020-21 season QNB Stars League’s Week 7 matches will be played on Thursday and Friday, 26th and 27th November, 2020, with three games on each day. Al Ahli, Qatar SC, Al Gharafa and Al Duhail Stadiums are the venues.
The Week 7 fixtures are Al Sailiya vs Al Wakrah (17:30, Al Ahli Stadium), Al Ahli vs Al Rayyan (19:45, Al Ahli Stadium), Qatar SC vs Al Arabi (19:45, Qatar SC Stadium) on Thursday, Al Gharafa vs Al Khor (17:30, Al Gharafa Stadium), Al Sadd vs Umm Salal (19:45, Al Gharafa Stadium) and Al Duhail vs Al Kharaitiyat (19:45, Al Duhail Stadium) on Friday.
The Al Ahli vs Al Rayyan game will hog more limelight, mainly because it is a clash between teams which are in the top-four bracket. It is also an encounter between clubs with much history and tradition in Qatar football.
Al Ahli stood second with 15 points following their 2-0 win over Umm Salal, while Al Rayyan broke into the top four with 10 points after their 2-0 victory over Al Kharaitiyat in the last round.
The Qatar SC vs Al Arabi face-off will also be noted more for both teams’ ardent fan following.
Qatar SC gained a lot from their 1-0 win over Al Wakrah in Week 6, as it helped them jump from the basement to eighth place with six points. On the other hand, Al Arabi suffered a 1-4 defeat at the hands of Al Sadd in the Qatar Derby and slipped from ninth to 10th position with five points.
Table toppers Al Sadd (16 points) face Umm Salal, who now occupy the bottom position with four points.
Holders Al Duhail, placed fifth with nine points after losing 0-3 to Al Gharafa, play Al Kharaityat, ninth with six points.
Sixth-placed Al Sailiya (eight points), who played a goalless draw with Al Khor, take on Al Wakrah, positioned seventh with seven points.
In other action, Al Khor, 11th with four points, run into Al Gharafa, third with 12 points.