Match date: 14 Jan 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: United Arab Emirates Football
| Stake: 9/10
| Pick: Al Nasr
| Match result:
2-2 - Lost
Al Nasr played a useless friendly on 9 January against German side HSV in which their midfielder Khalid Jalal got injured and is out for the season. At least they have not started some of their key players and that's good for this bet. They still have some problems with injuries and Pitroipa is away on international duty, but they have a completed the foreign quota by signing Joan Oumari from Turkish league. They have a full strength now with Wanderley back and also Barada recovered after his injury.
Al Dhafra on the other hand have lost their talisman striker this winter. Makhete Diop is now at Al Ahli. They were very close to lose the other influential striker Omar Khribin which was targeted by Al Wahda, but they rejected the offer. Was too much for them to lose both in the same transfer window. They are in negotiations with a striker from Oma to replace Diop, but I don't think he can be so influential in a such short of period of time. If they will manage to complete the sigining until this match starts. A. Hermach got 3rd yellow of the season and should be suspended. I think Al Nasr will win.