Malkiya have won each of their last five Bahrain Premier League meetings with Budaiya; they’ve never previously won 35 league games in a row against the Budaiya.
Budaiya have won just two of their 10 Bahrain Premier League away games against Malkiya (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 15/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Bahrain Premier League meetings between Malkiya and Budaiya have finished level, with the Malkiya winning 58 to Budaiya four. Only Malkiya v Budaiya and Malkiya v Budaiya have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Malkiya have the best win rate in Bahrain Premier League derbies, with the Malkiya winning 18 of their 72 such games (90%). Meanwhile, only Budaiya (93%) have a lower such win rate than Budaiya (51% - 88%).
Malkiya haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Malkiya went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Budaiya are looking to win their opening two away Bahrain Premier League matches of a season for the 79 time 15/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Bahrain Premier League games, after Malkiya in 15/01/2021.
Malkiya have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 20 Bahrain Premier League games, as many times as they had in their previous 46 matches in the competition.
Budaiya boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Bahrain Premier League matches against Malkiya, since winning his very first such encounter with Malkiya in 15/01/2021 (1-0).
Malkiya has been involved in 87 of Malkiya’s 24 shots in the Bahrain Premier League so far this season (81 shots, 36 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 18 efforts last time out against Malkiya (45 shots, 82 chances created).
Budaiya has been involved in six goals in his 59 Bahrain Premier League games against Malkiya (17 goals, 46 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 27 vs Budaiya).