Al Ain’s lineup for Ajman match & Crespo’s choices in ADNOC League – Round 16

Al Ain vs. Ajman: Emirati Football Match Preview and Lineup Predictions

Many Emirati football fans are eager for the Al Ain vs Ajman matchup today, as Al Ain has been riding a wave of success, recently securing a spot in the AFC Champions League semi-finals by overcoming Al-Nasr Club. Currently sitting in third place in the standings with 31 points, Al Ain is gearing up to face Ajman in the local league, hoping to close the 11-point gap with leaders Al Wasl.

Under the guidance of Argentine coach Hernan Crespo, Al Ain is aiming for a victory to bolster their chances of contending for the league title before shifting their focus to the AFC Champions League semi-finals against Al Hilal.

Al Ain’s lineup against Ajman features the presence of Moroccan star Sofiane Rahimi, who has been instrumental in the team’s success in Asian competitions. With his standout performances, Rahimi has earned a call-up to the Moroccan national team, adding to Al Ain’s strength during this crucial phase.

The expected Al Ain lineup includes Khaled Issa in goal, with a defensive line-up of Bandar Al-Ahbabi, Khaled Al-Hashemi, Kwame Otton, and Eric Menezes. In midfield, Yahya Nader, Park Young-woo, and Alejandro Romero will play, while the offensive line consists of Omar Atzeli, Laba Kodjo, and Sofiane Rahimi.

On the other side, Ajman will field Ali Al-Hosani in goal, with a defensive line-up of Saud Saeed, Abdul Rahman Rakan, Milos Kosanovic, and Muhammad Ismail. The midfield will feature Issam Fayez, Dodo, and Bilal Al-Raisi, with Gianluca Muniz, Heikal Al-Sheikhawi, and Walid Azaro up front.

As both teams look to secure a victory and improve their standing in the league rankings, the match between Al Ain and Ajman promises to be a fiercely competitive affair. With qualification spots for continental championships on the line, this encounter represents a crucial opportunity for both clubs to make a statement in the Emirati football scene.

Meghnad Iyer

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