Branko Ivankovic says Al Wahda are in a must-win situation; Al Jazira will be missing six players who are on international duty; Baniyas face a major obstacle.
Etisalat Cup previews: Branko Ivankovic says Wahda in must-win scenario
Dubai v Wahda
"This is our final group match and we need to win the three points to have any chance of going beyond the group stage," the Croatian said. His team are a point behind the leaders Al Ain but have played one game more.
"We may not take first place from our group but we can finish second and hope we will be the best second-placed team to qualify for the semi-finals."
Jazira v Kalba
Al Jazira will be without six players who are on international duty but Paulo Bonamigo, the coach, is confident they have the ability to win three points from Kalba in the Group B clash at the Mohammed bin Zayed stadium.
"Certainly, our ambition is to top our group and if we can win three points, which we are confident of, from this game it will be a big step forward to achieve our objective," the Brazilian said.
Baniyas v Wasl
The Abu Dhabi side are second in Group B, a point behind Al Jazira.
"We are left with two games but we must win this game and then see what's left for us," Jozef Chovanec, the Baniyas coach said.
Wasl have lost their last three games but would want to go out on a high by winning their final group game in the competition.
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