Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Kuwait SC Threat Ensures No Title Shoo In For Qadsia

1 - Qadsia 20 17 2 1 66-10 53
2 - Kuwait SC 19 14 4 1 42-12 46
3 - Al Salmiya 19 14 3 2 43-18 45

With the Kuwait Premier League returning after a two week we are now in the final run in and it is difficult to see anyone other than Qadsia lifting the shield come the end of April. If they are crowned champions it will their 17th success, a record, putting them one ahead of Al Arabi in the history books.

The best teams are those that dominate in all the categories and Qadsia definitely do that. Most wins, most goals scored, least goals conceded, they sit seven points clear of reigning champions Kuwait SC though the holders do have a game in hand. But Qadsia don't necessarily have an easy run in.

02/04 Qadsia v Kazma
09/04 Khaitan v Qadsia
16/04 Qadsia v Kuwait SC
TBC  Qadsia v Al Jahra

On their day Kazma are capable of scoring against anyone, their 43 goals this campaign is second only to Qadsia and they are unbeaten in their last five games. They also went to Kuwait Sports Stadium and defeated the champions 1-0, no mean achievement. Of course the leaders are on a run of their own, winning their last 10 straight!

Khaitan are a fair to middling side that should present little in the way of a challenge but the biggie as far as Qadsia is concerned is the game against Kuwait SC and it is fair to see the team from Kaifan have the advantage in the recent past. While Qadsia have the flair there is something relentless about Kuwait SC and the way they just grind out results, not least in their recent Emir Cup tie when they edged Qadsia 1-0.

That was just the latest in a long line of successes for Kuwait SC. On New Years Eve they won 3-1. They won the Super Cup 3-1. And last season they whitewashed Qadsia, winning b oth league games, their meeting in the Crown Prince Cup and the Super Cup. With Kuwait SC having a game in hand this game will be pivotal in deciding where the Premier League will go and you can be sure for Qadsia fans it will be squeaky bum time in Hawally.

Their final game of the season sees them go up against Al Jahra, a team with a troubled season that has seen them banned from playing games at their home stadium after an unseemly incident involving club and match officials and then losing 10-0 against Qadsia.

31/03 Al Fahaheel v Kuwait SC
09/04 Kuwait SC v Al Shabab
16/04 Qadsia v Kuwait SC
23/04 Kuwait SC v Al Sulaibhikat
TBC  Khaitan v Kuwait SC

Apart from the Qadsia game Kuwait SC do appear to have the gentler run in although they do have the small matter of the Emir Cup Final on 5th April against Al Arabi to contend with. Their last two games have been disappointing, albeit against strong opposition. Draws with Al Salmiya and Al Arabi have left them somewhat off the pace but they do have that game in hand and should they win at Qadsia, as history shows they usually do in recent years, that could put them a point behind the leaders.

Oh yes. A couple of banana skins lie in wait for Qadsia before they can be crowned champions and I for one am looking forward  to their game with Kazma on Saturday!

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