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Al Taawoun vs Al Hilal Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :May 1, 2024 at 11:33 PM
Modified at :May 1, 2024 at 11:33 PM
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Dhruv Sharma


A top-four clash in the Saudi Pro League

Al Taawoun have been enjoying a positive streak of form, evidenced by their latest victory on the road against a 10-man Damac side. They remain closely trailed by Al-Ahli, who sit just one point ahead and possess a game in hand, intensifying the competition for higher league standings.

Al Hilal have been showcasing dominant performances throughout the season, their momentum continued with a convincing 3-1 triumph over Al Fateh in the Saudi Pro League, reaffirming their resilience and determination to excel. They recently beat Al Ittihad in the Kings Cup semi-finals with a scoreline of 2-1.

Kick-off:

Friday, 3 May 2024 at 3:00 PM GMT (8:30 PM IST)

Location: King Abdullah Sports City

Form:

Al Taawoun (all competitions): W-W-D-D-W

Al Hilal (all competitions): W-W-W-W-W

Players to watch out

Joao Pedro (Al Taawoun)

The 31-year-old veteran is currently topping the charts for Al Taawoun this season. With ten goals to his name, he played a pivotal role in their recent victory against Damac. Beyond just finding the net, he also utilizes his physical presence to hold up play and win crucial duels, alleviating pressure on the team’s attacking front.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Al Hilal)

Aleksandar Mitrovic embodies the classic archetype of a number 9 striker, characterized by his traditional style and imposing physical presence. He excels at holding up the ball with his back to the goal and adeptly positions himself to capitalize on scoring opportunities within the box. He has 22 goals and 5 assists in the 22 Saudi Pro League matches this season.

Match Facts

  • Al Taawoun are ranked fifth in goals scored per match.
  • Al Hilal have kept the most clean sheets in the competition.
  • Al Taawoun haven’t lost in 6 matches.

Al Taawoun vs Al Hilal: Betting tips and odds

  • Tip 1: Al Nassr to win the match – 4/9 with Bet365
  • Tip 2: Joao Pedro to open the scoring – 21/2 with UniBet
  • Tip 3: Both teams to score – 4/7 with SkyBet

Injury & team news

Musa Barrow is sidelined with a knee injury until mid-May 2024, and has left a notable absence in his team’s lineup. Joining him on the injury list is Rakan Al-Tulayhi, facing a season-ending cruciate ligament injury, further challenging his team’s defensive depth. Waleed Al-Ahmad’s knee injury, is also expected to keep him out until mid-May.

Aleksandar Mitrovic returned in the match against Al Ittihad, Neymar’s season-ending cruciate ligament injury is a significant setback, Salem Al-Dawsari’s muscle injury, expected to sideline him until late May, presents another challenge for his team’s midfield depth and attacking threat.

Head to Head

Total Matches – 31

Al Taawoun wins – 4

Al Hilal wins – 23

Draws – 4

Predicted Lineup

Al Taawoun predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Mailson; Faqeehi, Girotto, Al Saluli, Al Ghamdi; El Mahdioui, Flavio; Mohamed, Bahusayn, Kuwaykibi; Pedro

Al Hilal Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Bounou; Abdulhamid, Koulibaly, Al Bulaihi, Lodi; Neves, Milinkovic-Savic; N. Al-Dawsari, Malcom, Michael; Mitrovic

Match prediction for Al Taawoun vs Al Hilal

Al Hilal’s remarkable season have seen them suffer only one defeat, a 4-2 loss to Al Ain on April 17. Their last draw dates back to September, as they’ve secured victories in every subsequent match. Al Taawoun have maintained an unbeaten streak in their last six matches, with three wins and three draws. Despite their solid form, Al Hilal possesses sufficient attacking danger to win this match.

Prediction: Al Taawoun 1-2 Al Hilal

Telecast

India – Sony Liv, Sony Sports Network

UK – Sky Sports

US –  ESPN

Nigeria –  Sporty TV

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