Shahr Khodrou welcomes Sepahan at Samen Al-A’meh Stadium in Mashhad in their attempt to increase their hopes for survival in the Persian Gulf Pro League. They are at the bottom of standing with only 3 points after 12 rounds, and only 3 goals score. After this match they host Persepolis and goes away against Foolad. Coach Seyed Abbasi has a lot of problems with suspensions and injuries. Out of the squad are Mohammad Reza Fallahian, Mohsen Rabiekhah, Abolfazl Akasheh, Sadegh Sadeghi, Milad Farahani and Saeed Jalaliarad. After three defeats in a row, Sepahan has 6 points less from the 1st placed Esteghlal and must come back on the winning way in order to keep their chances for the title.