Al Gharafa and Al Ahli will open the QNB Stars League’s Week 15 action by playing against each other on Thursday, 6th December. The kick-off is at 16:00 at the Al Gharafa Stadium.
Al Ahli are placed fifth with 23 points (seven wins, five defeats and two draws). The Brigadiers have a goal difference of +1 (22 goals for and 21 against).
Al Gharafa are sixth with 18 points (five victories, six defeats and three draws). The Cheetahs have a goal difference of +1 (26 goals for and 25 against).
Al Gharafa will be keen to put behind the disaapointment of having suffered the biggest-margin defeat in the last round (1-8 against Al Sadd). That also dented a further blow to their hopes of finishing among the top four and thereby qualify for the Qatar Cup, just like they did last season.
It may be recalled that Al Gharafa pipped Umm Salal to the fifth position in the last round.
Al Ahli, who played out a goalless draw with Umm Salal last week, will also be keen to win as that will bolster their chances of barging into the top-four bracket.
Al Ahli are only one point adrift of fourth-placed Al Rayyan (24 points).
Al Ahli are now unbeaten in seven matches, that included five victories, and they will be keen to extend their good run.
Al Gharafa had beaten Al Ahli 4-0 in the first leg.