Al Feiha vs Al Ittihad: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Two top Saudi sides come face to face in Kings Cup Round of 16
Al Feiha will be hoping to bounce back following back to back losses, a 4-1 AFC Champions League defeat to Al Ain in the AFC Champions League and 3-1 loss to Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League. Now they face Al Ittihad in the Kings Cup. Al Feiha have only won 1 of their last 8 home matches in all competitions.
Last season’s Saudi Pro League winners currently sit at the 6th position in the points table, they have had a mixed start to their Saudi Pro League season, out of the 11 matches they have won 6, drawn 3 and lost 2. They were held to 0-0 draw against Al Feiha earlier in the month of September.
Tuesday, 31 October 2023 at 10:45 AM ET (8:15 PM IST)
Location: King Fahd International Stadium
Al Feiha (all competitions): W-D-W-L-L
Al Ittihad (all competitions): D-L-D-W-D
Players to watch
Fashion Sakala (Al Feiha):
Sakala has been in good form for Al Feiha this season, scoring 5 goals and providing one assist this season. The Zambian is a quick and skillful forward who is also a good finisher, he will be hoping to continue his good form in this match by scoring goals and breaking Al Ittihad’s heart, handing them another loss or draw. Al Feiha’s success this season has been purely dependent on him when it comes to scoring goals for the team and making a difference.
Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad):
Karim Benzema has continued to perform at a high level despite moving to Al Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League. Just like every other season, Karim Benzema has produced infront of the goal for his team. In the Saudi League, he has 5 goals and 3 assists in 9 matches proving that he has been a strong hold-up player for Al Ittihad, and he has also been effective in linking up with his teammates.
- In their previous outing in the King’s Cup, both the teams have won one match each.
- Al Feiha FC’s performance of the last 5 matches is better than Al Ittihad’s performance.
- In the last 5 meetings Al Feiha FC won 0, Al Ittihad won 4, 1 draws.
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Injury and team news for Al Feiha vs Al Ittihad:
For the home team, Yahya Majrashi and Al-Abdulmonem will miss the match due ligament and back injury respectively. Majrashi is set to miss the whole season, with his expected return date to be June 2024. Abdulmonem is expected to be back in a few days time.
Al Ittihad have as many as 7 players injured. Fabinho, Jadani are some of the players missing game time due to suffering injuries. Jadani is expected to come in March 2024 and the former Liverpool man in a matter of few days.
Head to Head:
Total Matches – 14
Al Feiha wins – 5
Al Ittihad wins – 8
Draws – 1
Predicted Lineup for Al Feiha vs Al Ittihad:
Al Feiha predicted lineup:
Stojkovic; Konan, Al-Rashidi, Al-Khaibari, Al Baqawi; Ricardo, Cimirot; Onyekuru, Sabiri, Sakala; Nwakaeme
Al Ittihad predicted lineup:
Grohe; Bamsaud, Felipe, Hawsawi, Al-Shanqeeti; Coronado, Al Nashri, Kante, Romarinho; Hamdallah, Benzema
Match Prediction for Al Feiha vs Al Ittihad:
The home team have only lost one match in their last five league games. Al Ittihad have more experience of playing at the highest level than their fellow Saudi club. Al Ittihad also have a better head-to-head record against Al Feiha, based on head-to-head record, Al Ittihad is expected to win the match against Al Feiha but the current form of the home team suggests they will come up with the win.
Prediction: Al Feiha 1-1 Al Ittihad
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