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Al Wehda vs. Al Ittihad: Game Preview- Prediction, H2H, Lineups

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Saudi pro League 2023-24 Game: Al Wehda vs. Al Ittihad Date: 28th August 2023. Time: 23:30 Hr. Location: King Abdulaziz Sports City Stadium, Mecca

Table-topping Al Ittihad face Al Wehda in Monday’s Saudi Pro League match at the King Abdul Aziz Stadium, looking to maintain their unblemished start to the season.

The Red Giant might draw level on points with the visitors, while the visitors could keep their perfect league record this season.

A 1-0 loss against Al Riyadh in the first round of games proved to be a fluke for Al Wehda, who responded with two consecutive league victories.

Defeating Al Shabab and Al Tai has earned Giorgos Donis’ squad six points, with six goals and one conceded in the last 180 minutes.

Interestingly, the Red Giant’s victories have featured six different goal scorers, a fact that can be read favorably or badly.

On the one hand, it demonstrates that the hosts are not dependent on any single player; on the other hand, it may leave them without a player willing to take responsibility when they are in a bind.

It remains to be seen how Al Wehda fare in game week four, but three consecutive league wins have a satisfying ring to them.

Al Ittihad is unbeaten in three league games this season, defeating Al Raed, Al Tai, and Al Riyadh without allowing a goal.

They have scored nine goals in their first three league games, with Karim Benzema scoring his first for the club in a 4-0 win over Al Riyadh.

The Frenchman has assisted two goals in the first three games, bringing his season total to three, making the former Real Madrid superstar the go-to attacker for Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad.

The highest-scoring Tigers are the odds-on favorites to win the third round, with nine goals making them the league’s most prolific side, and they remain the only team to keep clean sheets in every game.

Nuno‘s men may concede in game four, but they appear to be on track to remain unblemished.

Team News

Odion Ighalo might make his debut for Al Wehda on Monday, with the Nigerian coming off the bench to make his debut against Al Tai.

Abdulquddus Atiah’s goalkeeping expertise should boost the home team’s chances on Monday — the shot-stopper saved a penalty in gameweek two’s 3-1 victory over Al Shabab.

Donis has used a back four all season and should not modify his strategy on Monday.

Benzema is Al Ittihad’s finest player, and despite allegations of a spat with his boss, the Frenchman might excel when they travel to Al Wehda.

Nuno might also rely on N’Golo Kante and Fabinho in the middle of the pitch, with the former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielders bringing their experience to the away side’s midfield.

Abderrazak Hamdallah has scored in every league game this season, including four goals in three games, and the Moroccan should start as he looks to find the back of the net once more.

To prevent Al Ittihad from conceding against Al Riyadh, Marcelo Grohe saved Saleh Al Abbas’ 89th-minute penalty, and the custodian could face another difficult outing as he attempts to retain another clean sheet.

Al Wehda’s possible starting lineup:

Atiah; Al Muwallad, El Yamiq, Al-Hafith, Hawsawi; Noor, Al-Hejji, Fajr, Al Issa; Anselmo, Ighalo

Al Ittihad’s possible starting lineup:

Grohe; Al-Olayan, Hawsawi, Sharahili, Alshanqeeti; Kante, Fabinho; Romarinho, Hamdallah, Coronado; Benzema

Al Wehda vs. Al Ittihad: Winning chances

Benzema and company should have enough firepower to help Al Ittihad defeat Al Wehda on Monday, with the hosts unable to deal with the visitors’ attacking threat.

UPDATE: Half Time Score

Saudi pro League 2023-24 Al Wehda vs. Al Ittihad Score update

Al Wehda 0-0 Al Ittihad

UPDATE: Final Score

Saudi pro League 2023-24 Al Wehda vs. Al Ittihad Score update

Al Wehda 0-3 Al Ittihad

Goals: Romarinho 63′ | Jota 67′ | Igor Coronado73′

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