Where: Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai Time: 10pm Summary: Al Ain looks to reprise the dynamic attack it showed against Dubai while tightening up a defence that was porous in a 4-3 victory. The Argentinian striker Jose Sand was sharp in the opener, with two goals. Ibrahim Keita, the Ivorian midfielder acquired only last week, is out with injury. Nasr hopes to bounce back from a 3-0 beating at the hands of Al Jazira.
Where: Police Officers Club Stadium, Dubai Time: 10pm Summary: This is the sort of match newly promoted Dubai must win if it hopes to keep its place in the Pro League. Shabab lost at home in its opener and looks vulnerable. Dubai banged in three goals against Al Ain, with the French forward Michael N'dri accounting for two of them. Shabab could use some spark from Carlos Villanueva, the Chilean international, and Lamine Diarra, the Sengalese striker.