Al-Ahli vs. Al Tai
Full time Update: Al-Ahli 2-0. Al Tai
Saudi Pro League Game: Al-Ahli vs. Al Tai | Date: August 29th 2023 | Time: 23:30 Hrs. | Location: Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah
When Al Tai visits Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium on Tuesday, Al-Ahli will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the 2023 Saudi Pro League season.
The visiting team, on the other hand, travels to Jeddah determined to prevent a third consecutive defeat this season.
With a 1-0 victory over Al Akhdoud on Thursday, Al-Ahli made it three wins in a row.
With the scores equal heading into second-half stoppage time, Franck Kessie scored a late winner for Matthias Jaissle’s men.
As a result, the Royals stay second in the Saudi Pro League rankings, trailing only Al Ittihad on goal difference.
The challenge of an opposing team that has been defeated in the last five editions of this fixture in all competitions is next on the horizon.
Tuesday’s hosts are heavy favorites to win this game after winning five straight at home by a cumulative score of 10-1.
Al Tai were defeated 3-0 by Al Wahda in a match played at the Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa’ed Stadium on Thursday afternoon.
Faycal Fajr’s opener put Kresimir Rezic’s men down, but second-half goals from Saeed Al Muwallad and Odion Ighalo clinched the deal.
Since opening their league campaign with a victory, the Knights of the North have failed to pick even a single point, dropping them to 12th in the rankings.
After losing their last six away games, the visitors prepare for what is sure to be another difficult road trip on Tuesday.
Al-Ahli vs. Al Tai TEAM NEWS
Ziyad Al Johani of Al-Ahli is a huge worry after suffering an injury scare late in the first half of last week’s triumph over Al Akhdoud.
This might see midfielder Mohammed Al Majhad in the starting lineup for the first time this season.
Kresimir Rezic may consider making changes to his attacking unit to counteract his team’s recent struggles in reaching the back of the net.
Summer commitment Virgil Misidjan has struggled in his first three games for his new club, and the 30-year-old could be among those who lose their starting spots here.
Al-Ahli’s possible starting lineup:
Mendy; Al Hurayji, Demiral, Ibanez, Alioski; Al Majhad, Kessie; Mahrez, Alnabit, Saint-Maximin; Firmino
Al Tai’s possible starting lineup:
Braga; Al Quamiri, Bauer, Roco, Qasim; Semedo, Al Harabi, Mensah; Al Toiawy, Shamlan, Misidjan
Al-Ahli have been brilliant at both ends of the pitch, and it is difficult to see them losing here. We predict the home team to easily overcome the threat posed by their visitors and secure maximum points in the end.
Score UPDATE: Al-Ahli vs. Al Tai 29th August 2023
Al-Ahli 2-0. Al Tai
Al-Ahli : Riyad Mahrez 39′ | Franck Kessie 59′