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Game Preview: Al-Hilal vs. Al Ettifaq – Prediction, H2H, Lineups

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Game: Al-Hilal vs. Al Ettifaq Date: 28th August 2023 Time: 23:30 Hrs. Location: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh

On Monday evening, Al-Hilal will host Al Ettifaq at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in round four of the 2023 Saudi Pro League season.

Both sides have a near-perfect record into this match, and their clash in Riyadh has all the makings of a high-scoring battle.

When the clubs met at the King Abdullah Stadium on Thursday, Al-Hilal had much too much quality for Al Raed, winning 4-0.

Aleksandar Mitrovic opened the scoring for Jorge Jesus’ side three minutes before halftime, before a Salem Al Dawsari second-half double and Abdullah Al Hamdan’s strike secured the deal.

As a result, the Blue Waves have risen to third place in the Saudi Pro League table, two points behind leaders Al Ittihad and Al Ahli SC.

Next up is a match against a team that has gone winless in the last 13 iterations of this fixture across all competitions, losing 12 of them.

Upcoming Saudi Pro League Game: Al-Hilal vs. Al Ettifaq

Monday’s hosts will be looking to set the tone with a commanding performance ahead of a crucial match against Al Ittihad four days later.

Al Ettifaq had to settle for a point against Al Khaleej at the Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium on Thursday, which finished in a 1-1 draw.

Fabio Martins’ opener gave Steven Gerrard’s team the lead just shy of the half-hour mark, but Vitinho equalised five minutes later.

The Knights of Ad-Dahna are fourth in the rankings, level on points with their next opponents, with seven points from three games so far.

With three straight road victories coming into Monday’s game, the visitors will be confident of repeating their success away from home.

Team News

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of Al-Hilal is suspended for this one after receiving his marching orders in the previous match against Al Raed.

Abdullah Al Hamdan came off the bench in the aforementioned game and scored for the second time in as many games, making him a player to watch.

Neymar is still unavailable for his new club due to injury, but the Brazilian is getting closer to returning to action.

Vitinho has scored in three of his past four outings for Al Ettifaq, and he will be hoping to make it four in this encounter.

Mohammed Mahzari, 21, will be pushing for a starting spot, as he has yet to make his entire debut since joining from Al-Shoalah.

Al-Hilal possible starting lineup:

Bono; Al Shahrani, Al Bulayhi, Jahfali, Abdulhamid; Neves, Kanno; Al Dawsari, Malcolm, Michael; Mitrovic

Al Ettifaq possible starting lineup:

Victor; Al Hawsawi, Tisserand, Hendry, Khateeb; Henderson, Ozdemir, Hazzazi; Quaison, Dembele, Vitinho

UPDATE: Half Time Score

Saudi pro League 2023-24 Al Hilal v Al Ettifaq Score update

Al Hilal 2-0 Al Ettifaq

Goals:

Al Hilal: Malcom 24′

Salem Aldawsari 41′

UPDATE: Final Score

Saudi pro League 2023-24 Al Hilal v Al Ettifaq Score update

Al Hilal 2-0 Al Ettifaq

Goals:

Al Hilal: Malcom 24′

Salem Aldawsari 41′

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