We at Proleaguefootballsaudi analyzed Al-shabab fc and Al-Hazem fc standings from the data in hand to compare one of the table toppers of last year- Al Shabab and Al Hazem, considering their high score game last week. Al-Shabab FC have not performed well in this season of Saudi Pro League, winning only 2 games of their 7 matches in Saudi Professional League. They are currently in 11th place in the table, with just 8 points. Al-Shabab FC has scored 9 goals and conceded 13.
Al-Hazem FC as well has performed very poorly this year. They have lost all 7 of their matches in the Saudi Professional League and are currently in 18th place in Saudi Pro League standing, with 3 points. Al-Hazem FC has scored 5 goals and conceded 16, which is the worst defensive record in the league.
Overall, Al-Shabab FC has performed a bit better than Al-Hazem FC this year. As of date neither of the teams looks to be ranking top of the Saudi Pro League standings and Al-Hazem FC is struggling to avoid relegation.
Here is a more detailed comparison of the two teams’ performances this year:
It is important to note that the Saudi Professional League is still in its early stages, and both teams could still improve or decline in their performances
Here is a more detailed elaboration of Al-Shabab FC and Al-Hazem FC’s performances during the last season of the Saudi Pro League:
Last year, Al-Shabab FC had a fantastic season and earned 54 points to place fourth in the league. They were only six points behind Al-Hilal SFC, the champions. Al-Shabab FC was one of the league’s most reliable teams, dropping just 6 games all season. With 56 goals scored, they were also among the league’s most productive teams.
Al-Shabab FC had a sluggish start to the season, winning just two of their first five games. They were able to turn things around, though, and they won 7 of their following 8 games. As a result, they were positioned in the top four of the table, where they remained for the remainder of the campaign.
The key players for Al-Shabab FC in last season:
• Ever Banega (Argentina): Banega served as the team’s captain and talisman. With 12 assists, he was the league’s best assist producer.
• Odion Ighalo (Nigeria): With 19 goals, Ighalo led the team in scoring. Behind Abderrazak Hamdallah, he was the league’s second-leading scorer.
• Abdullah Otayf (Saudi Arabia): Otayf was a reliable player in the midfield. With 8 goals last season, he was also a proficient goal scorer.
Al-Hazem FC had a mediocre year in 2022, ending with 17 points in 16th place in the league. They were at the bottom of the table. Al-Hazem FC was one of the league’s most erratic clubs, winning just 4 games all season. With just 23 goals of 30 matches, they were also among the league’s most vulnerable teams.
Al-Hazem FC had a very bad start to the season, winning only one of their first 10 games. They were relegated as a result of this. They were able to turn things around, though, and they won 4 games by the end of the season.
They had to play Al-Riyadh FC in the relegation play-off as a result. Al-Hazem FC was able to prevail in the play-off and maintain its position at the top.
Al-Hazem FC’s key players last season were:
- Rodrigo Souza (Brazil): With 10 goals, Souza led the team in scoring. He also served as the team’s leader.
- Mohammed Al-Kuwaykibi (Saudi Arabia) put in a strong performance in the middle of the field. With 7 goals last season, he was also a proficient goal scorer.
- Waleed Bakshween (Saudi Arabia) was an excellent all-around athlete. He could play in both midfield and defense.
Al-Shabab FC, in general, had a significantly better season than Al-Hazem FC had the previous year. Al-Shabab FC was one of the league’s most reliable clubs and earned a spot in the AFC Champions League. Al-Hazem FC, on the other hand, was one of the league’s most unreliable teams and was forced to participate in a play-off for relegation.
While this season is just warming up and a lot of games to be played, we wish both the team the best and look for some exciting games.