The head coach of Naft M.I.S is still in Tehran on the eve of his team’s match against Esteghlal and the players in Ahvaz are training under the supervision of the assistant coach. The situation in the team is chaotic because the board member wants to terminate his contract, but the main sponsor of the team disagrees. Some players are very upset about what happened and have even asked to leave the club as soon as possible. They have only one win in the last 11 matches (against relegation candidate Fajr Sepasi) and will have a difficult task to escape relegation. Esteghlal is the only undefeated team in the league with a 9-5-0 score and only 5 goals conceed. Away from home theу are the best team and should take advаntage of this situation and keep the leading position on the standings.