x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Pro League previews: Al Nasr look to consolidate

Walter Zenga warns his side must remain focused after Dubai's win over Al Wahda last week.

Al Nasr head coach Walter Zenga.
Al Nasr head coach Walter Zenga.

Dubai v Al Nasr

Al Nasr will aim to consolidate their position at the top of the Pro League table when they travel to Dubai tonight.

"Our goal would be to win three points from this game," Walter Zenga, above, the Al Nasr coach, said.

"We will take this game as we do against any opposition, very serious and focused of a win.  Dubai are after an excellent win over Al Wahda and we would expect a strong game for sure."

Nasr have scored 14 goals this season with Giuseppe Mascara (4) the Italian forward and Nashat Akram (3) the Iraq international accounting for half of them.

Kick off time: 9pm

 

Al Wasl v Al Dhafra

Dzemal Hadziabdic, the Al Dhafra coach, believes the Al Wasl players will be "extra motivated" to play well and pay tribute to Bruno Metsu, who stepped down as manager on Friday due to illness, when the sides meet tonight.

"This is a much tough game for us because the Wasl players will want to extract revenge for the 4-0 defeat to us in the Etisalat Cup and more importantly they will want to win for [Metsu] who is in hospital," he said.

"I am not trying to be diplomatic but Wasl are traditionally strong team with a lot of good resources."

Kick off time: 6.25pm