Al-Sadd had catastrophic results with only two victories after 7 league rounds, despite the quality players in their ranks. Today, the first round of Ooredoo Cup Group A will be played at Hamad Bin Khalifa Stadium, where Al-Sailiya will be their guests. They entered the match missing many key players, most notably the Qatari internationals who are away with the national team for the friendly matches against Canada and Chile in Austria. In addition, Andre Ayew (7/2) and Jung Woo-young (7/0) have been called up to represent their countries in the current international break, while Brazilian midfielder Guillerme (7/2) is injured. Coach Juanma will give a chance to many young players to prove their quality. Al Sailiya opened the season with 5 defeats after 7 league rounds, but in their last match, they took a big point away to title candidates Al Duhail. Expect to use these absences in the home side, and win the match.