Saudi Pro League Game : Preview Al Fateh vs Al Hilal | Date: November 3, 2023 | Time: 20:30 Hrs. | Location: Prince Abdullah Bin Jalawi Stadium, Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia
As game week 12 commences, we, Proleaguefootballsaudi.com share preview of Al Fateh vs Al Hilal scheduled for Nov. 3, 2023 at 20:30 Hrs local time.
Preview: Al Fateh vs Al Hilal
The hosts aim to reduce the six-point difference between them even though the visitors are currently leading the table.
With just two losses in their first 11 games, Al Fateh is among the division’s most reliable teams and has so far made an impression in the Saudi Pro League.
The team is currently in fourth place as a result of their recent winning streak, but they will be entering this game fresh off a loss.
Even though Cristian Tello had given his team the lead in the 24th minute, Al-Shabab eliminated Slaven Bilic’s team from the King Cup of Champions midweek.
After a 2-1 overtime period, Al-Shabab emerged victorious; however, Al Fateh’s attention will now shift back to league football, where they have excelled at home.
They have scored 15 goals in their home games, making them one of the division’s best offensive teams, and they will be hoping to add more in this match.
Bilic should be careful though, since his team hasn’t played the best defense this season, giving up 17 goals. This will be put to the test against Al-Hilal, who are currently the second-best attacking team in the league.
The visitors have demonstrated their attacking prowess by scoring 30 goals in just 11 games, but that does not imply that their defense has suffered.
The fact that Jorge Jesus’s team currently has the best defensive record in the division has helped them to an undefeated start to the season.
In their midweek King Cup of Champions triumph over Al-Hazm, Al-Hilal displayed every facet of their game as they prevailed 3-0 thanks to goals from Ruben Neves and Aleksander Mitrovic.
The team will be aware that, despite their early-season dominance, they only have a four-point advantage at the top of the table, so they will be looking to extend their run to give themselves even more breathing room.
Lucas Zelarayan, who has already scored three goals in the league this season, is anticipated to continue leading Al Fateh’s line, with Tello and Mourad Batna providing width on either side of him.
Given the caliber of their opponents, the hosts’ defensive scheme will be crucial in this match, and Jason Denayer’s experience will probably be crucial.
After scoring eight goals in nine league games and a brace in midweek, Mitrovic—a former Fulham striker—is anticipated to start at the front of the line for the visiting team.
Nonetheless, Neymar, a major star who is expected to miss until next year due to a cruciate ligament tear, will remain absent for Al-Hilal.
Possible Line-up: Al Fateh vs Al Hilal
Al Fateh possible starting lineup:
Rinne; Baattia, Saadane, Al-Harbi, Denayer; Bendebka, Mukhtar, Alhassan; Batna, Tello, Zelarayan
Al-Hilal possible starting lineup:
Bono; Abdulhamid, Koulibaly, Al Bulaihi, Al-Shahrani; Kanno, Neves, Malcolm, Milinkovic-Savic, Al-Dawsari; Mitrovic
Winning Possibility: Al Fateh vs Al Hilal
We say: Al Fateh 1-3 Al-Hilal
This season, Al Fateh has proven to be a formidable team in the Saudi Pro League, which ought to put their opponents to the test.
But Al-Hilal are currently enjoying a phenomenal run of form, and their attacking capabilities are difficult to ignore.