Today, only one game will be played. Shabab Al Bourj will play against Shabab Ghazieh on the only available football field in Beirut, in a game both sides need to win it.
Shabab Al Bourj will enter the game with feeling slightly better than the opposition. After a tough draw against title favorites, Nejmeh, the yellow team will need all 3 points in order to keep up his race for the “top 6” spot. The return of Ali and Issa Bazzi to the selection, after being excluded last match due to a stipulation in their loan deal, will give a huge surplus coming forward for Youssef Jawhari’s team.
On the other hand, Shabab Ghazieh will come to Beirut with nothing to lose and everything to gain. In the last 3 games, Ghazieh have hit the net once. The absence of Youssef Atriss won’t help either as he was vital in the win against Tadamon Sour in Matchweek 2. Ali Hajj Hassan will have to keep up his performances this season if Shabab Ghazieh want to take a point or 3 with them to the South.
In this game, we can expect the possession to be Shabab Al Bourj with Shabab Ghazieh depending on the counter to steal the game. Ghazieh’s job won’t be easy as the midfield of Shabab Al Bourj is very fast in the defensive transition. On the other hand, Shabab Al Bourj are yet to take the initiative against an opposition, so it’ll be interesting to see how they’ll do in that instance.
This will be a very good matchup between two mid-table teams. A match could help shape up the rest of the season for any of these teams.