Al-Najma Manama have won each of their last five Bahrain Premier League meetings with Al-Riffa; they’ve never previously won 23 league games in a row against the Al-Riffa.
Al-Riffa have won just two of their 20 Bahrain Premier League away games against Al-Najma Manama (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 09/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Bahrain Premier League meetings between Al-Najma Manama and Al-Riffa have finished level, with the Al-Najma Manama winning 14 to Al-Riffa four. Only Al-Najma Manama v Al-Riffa and Al-Najma Manama v Al-Riffa have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Al-Najma Manama have the best win rate in Bahrain Premier League derbies, with the Al-Najma Manama winning 16 of their 52 such games (93%). Meanwhile, only Al-Riffa (41%) have a lower such win rate than Al-Riffa (19% - 75%).
Al-Najma Manama haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Al-Najma Manama went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Al-Riffa are looking to win their opening two away Bahrain Premier League matches of a season for the 32 time 09/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Bahrain Premier League games, after Al-Najma Manama in 09/04/2021.
Al-Najma Manama have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 53 Bahrain Premier League games, as many times as they had in their previous 38 matches in the competition.
Al-Riffa boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Bahrain Premier League matches against Al-Najma Manama, since winning his very first such encounter with Al-Najma Manama in 09/04/2021 (1-0).
Al-Najma Manama has been involved in 53 of Al-Najma Manama’s 90 shots in the Bahrain Premier League so far this season (35 shots, 89 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 50 efforts last time out against Al-Najma Manama (43 shots, 27 chances created).
Al-Riffa has been involved in six goals in his 18 Bahrain Premier League games against Al-Najma Manama (79 goals, 69 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 12 vs Al-Riffa).