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Al Ettifaq travel to the Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium for the match against Al Ahli in the Saudi league. The visitors are aiming for four consecutive victories in all competitions, while they are also just two points away from the top spot. Al Ahli are one point behind Al Ettifaq coming into the game.
Al Ahli vs Al Ettifaq Predicted Lineups and News
Al Ahli are sixth in the standings coming into this fixture. The club has been struggling for consistency and positive results away from home. The recent success over Al-Ain in the King’s Cup will be a major boost to the confidence when travelling away from home. However, the results have been spectacular when it comes to matches at the Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium.
Team News: Al Ahli
Abdulbasit Hindi will be unavailable due to the red card picked up in the game against Al Taawon. He is the only player missing due to suspension. Coach Matthias Jaissle comes into the fixture with Abdullah Otayf as the long-term injury problem for the team. Abdullah Otayf is suffering from a cruciate ligament rupture that will keep him out for a long time.
Al Ahli Predicted Lineup
Edouard Mendy, Ali Majrashi, Merih Demiral, Roger Ibanez, Bassam Al Hurayji, Franck Kessie, Mohammed Al Majhad, Gabri Veiga, Roberto Firmino, Allan Saint-Maximin, Riyad Mahrez
Team News: Al Ettifaq
Al Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard will be relieved to have no injury concerns coming into the match. This will allow him to go with changes to the squad that enjoyed a comfortable victory over Jeddah in the midweek action. The King’s Cup victory further enhances the confidence level of the team, which has been on a roll over the last few weeks. Al Ettifaq are just two points away from the top.
Al Ettifaq Predicted Lineup
Paulo Victor, Al Otaibi, Jack Hendry, Marcel Tisserand, Hamdan Al Shamrani, Hazazi, Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Demarai Gray, Robin Quaison, Moussa Dembele
Will Moussa Dembele Play Today?
Moussa Dembele comes into the game having made six appearances in the league so far this season. He has been a major factor behind Al Ettifaq’s recent form which has seen them hit four successive wins in all competitions. The former Celtic and Lyon forward has managed five goals in his last three matches. The 27-year-old did not feature in the midweek King’s Cup match against Jeddah, but Al Ahli vs Al Ettifaq predicted lineups expect the Frenchman to return to the starting line-up.
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