Saudi Pro League Game: Al Taawoun v Al Raed | Date: September 21, 2023 | Time: 20:30 Hrs. | Location: King Abdullah Sport City Stadium, Buraidah, Saudi Arabia
Al Taawoun Football Club التعاون is going head to head with Al Raed Saudi Football Club نادي الرائد starting on 21 Sept 2023 at 20:30 Hrs . The match is a part of the Saudi Professional League. Currently, Al Taawoun rank 2nd, while Al Raed hold 14th position. Looking to all updates on Al Taawoun and Al Raed, stay connected with Proleaguefootballsaudi.com for all updated news and team details.
Al Taawoun v Al Raed: Preview
Al-Taawoun and Al Raed will square off at the King Abdullah International Stadium on Thursday in round seven of the 2023 Saudi Pro League season.
Both clubs will be trying to win this game to quickly return to winning ways after their respective losses last time out.
Al-Taawoun suffered a 3-2 loss against Al Ahli SC on Sunday as the two clubs squared off at the Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium.
The game was tied after the first goal by Abdulbasit Hindi and the own goal by Waleed Al Ahmad for Pericles Chamusca’s team, but Allan Saint-Maximin’s game-winning goal came three minutes into time.
As a result, the Wolves- Al Taawoun are currently 4th in the Saudi Pro League standings, three points behind Al Hilal, who are currently in first place.
On the other hand, Al Raed has only achieved victory once in the last nine matches between these two teams dating back to 2019.
Al Taawoun has been playing well in front of their supporters and are confident that they can win because they have won six of their last seven games there.
The streak of straight clean sheets for Al Raed came to an end on Sunday as they were defeated 2-1 by Al Nassr.
Back to back goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, and Anderson Talisca, Mohammed Fouzair pulled one back for Igor Jovicevic’s team.
The Buraidah-based team is now 15th in the rankings with four points from its first six league matches, just one goal difference clear of the relegation zone.
Before Thursday’s game, the visitors had lost their last eight away games, so they had a lot of work to do if they were to turn things around.
Musa Barrow scored on his Al-Taawoun debut against Al Ahli SC, and the forward is likely to be given a spot in the starting lineup as a result.
Alvaro Medran was given the boot in the last minutes of the aforementioned game and is therefore ineligible to play any part for the hosts in this match.
Al Raed’s Bander Whaeshi will sit out of this match after receiving a straight red card midway through the team’s loss to Al Nassr the previous time around.
Following back-to-back substitute appearances, Abdullah Al Fahad should make his first appearance in the starting lineup in three games.
Mohammed Fouzair, a 31-year-old Moroccan, is someone to keep an eye on as he has scored each of the visitors’ previous three goals.
Al-Taawoun possible starting lineup:
Mailson; Faqeehi, Al Ahmad, Andrei, Al Ghamdi; Flavio, El Mahdioui, Al Shammari; Pedro, Mateus, Barrow
Al Raed possible starting lineup:
Moreira; Al Dossary, Gonzalez, Al Fahad, Al Yousef; Fouzair, Al Beshe, Normann, Sunbul; Sayoud, Tavares
Al Taawoun v Al Raed: Prediction
Al-Taawoun will be confident of recovering on home soil after being rather unlucky to leave their previous match empty-handed. At the conclusion of the 90 minutes, we anticipate Al Taawoun will earn all possible points.