Saudi Pro League Game: Al Hilal v Al Riyadh | Date: September 15, 2023 | Time: 23:30 Hrs. | Location: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Al Hilal v Al Riyadh: Preview
Al-Hilal is presently in first place in the Saudi Pro League after winning four of their first five games, scoring 14 goals and allowing only five. Al-Riyadh, a recently promoted team, is in 15th position, having lost three, tied one, and won one of their five games while scoring just three and allowing ten.
Before the international break, the two teams will square off for the first time this season as Al Hilal defeated Al-Ittihad in a dramatic match. They intend to build on that performance on Friday to maintain their winning streak in this year’s competition. Neymar Jr., their prize acquisition, is scheduled to make his debut in this contest.
Al Hilal v Al Riyadh: H2H
Al Hilal (Saudi Pro League): W-D-W-W-W
Al Riyadh (Saudi Pro League): W-D-L-L-L
Total Matches – 10
Al Hilal wins – 5
Al Riyadh wins – 0
Draws – 5
Players to Watch
Al Hilal- Neymar
On September 15, 2023, Neymar is anticipated to make his Al Hilal debut against Al Riyadh in the Saudi Pro League. He has been out with a slight ankle ailment since August 20, 2023. Neymar’s comeback will significantly help Al Hilal. He is one of the top players in the world and will provide their offense a lot of originality and firepower. If he can stay healthy, he might make a difference in whether Al Hilal wins the Saudi Pro League championship this year or not.
AL Riyadh- Knowledge Musona
Musona, an accomplished striker with experience from both the Belgian Pro League and the Bundesliga, adds a plethora of knowledge and talent to the Al Riyadh assault. He has scored one goal and provided an assist in each of the three goals that Al Riyadh has managed to score during the first five games of the season. In their opening game of the year, they defeated Al Wehda 1-0 thanks to his game-winning goal.
With Mitrovic and Malcom doing incredibly well up to this point and the addition of Neymar to this side, Al Hilal has more attacking options in this match. Neymar was a question mark for this game, but his world-record goals for Brazil in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers have given the Al-Hilal supporters who have been waiting for the Brazilian star to perform a glimmer of hope.
Al Abbas, a striker for Al Riyadh, is expected to add to the attack once more as he is in terrific form after scoring a brace. Knowledge Musona will help Al Abbas score goals against the top team in the Saudi Pro League by adding breadth to the attack from the left wing.
Al-Hilal possible starting lineup:
Yassine Bounou; Mohammed Al-Burayk, Mohammed Jahfali, Ali Al-Bulayhi, Nasser Al-Dawsari; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Ruben Neves; Michael Oliveira, Salem Al-Dawsari, Malcom Oliveira; Neymar
Al-Riyadh possible starting lineup:
Martin Campana; Alin Tosca, Ahmed Asiri, Dino Arslanagic; Abdulelah Al-Khaibari, Didier Ndong, Birama Toure, Amiri Kurdi; Juan Miguel Jimenez López, Knowledge Musona, Fahad Al-Rashidi