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Al Hilal, the only unbeaten team in the Saudi Pro League will take on 14th-placed Al Akhdoud in what can be described as a mismatched clash. A win for the Neymar-led side would take them to the top spot.
Al Hilal have won six of the eight league games so far this year, and have drawn the other two, whereas Al Akhdoud has won just two. This Saturday, the game will be played in the Prince Hathloul Bin Abdul Aziz Sport City Stadium and kick off at 4 pm UK time.
How to watch in the UK
Al Hilal has a few former Premier League stars, including Ruben Neves and Alexander Mitrovic, which means they are one of the more popular Saudi Pro League teams in the UK.
Unfortunately, this game falls within the UK TV blackout time, which is between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm on Saturdays. The UK TV blackout prevents any football games from being broadcast live on TV within that following window. This includes domestic and international matches, such as the Bundesliga, La Liga or the Saudi Pro League.
Fans can however watch the highlights of the game on the official YouTube channel of the SSC, which will be available after the game.
Al Akhdoud vs Al Hilal TV coverage and live streaming: International options
The recent surge of star power has seen the Saudi Pro League pushed up in the broadcasting preference lists, with interest coming from all over the world. This clash between Al Hilal and Al Akhdoud will involve stars like Neymar and Sergej Milinković-Savić, which means there is a global appeal for this game. Naturally, there are multiple broadcasters across the globe who will be covering this game to match that appeal.
— AlHilal Saudi Club (@Alhilal_EN) October 6, 2023
Fox Sports is the broadcaster of the Saudi Pro League in the United States. Fans in the US can enjoy the game on TV via Fox Sports 2 or stream the game through Foxsports.com and the Fox Sports App. Fox Deportes will be broadcasting the game in Spanish as well, which will kick off at 8 AM Los Angeles time.
Nigerian fans can watch the game on live TV through Startimes Sports Premium, which is one of the channels of StarTime Sports, a chain that operates in sub-Saharan Africa. They can also stream the game on the StarTimes App. The match will start at 4 pm Nigerian time, which is the same as British Summer Time (BST).
The StarTimes Sports network also covers Kenya as a country of operation thus people in Kenya will also be able to follow this SPL game between Al Hilal and Al Akhdoud on Startimes Sports Premium TV channel and StarTimes App. The local kick-off time in Kenya is Saturday at 6 pm.
Sony Sports Network is the official broadcaster of the Saudi Pro League in India, therefore Indian fans can watch the SPL games easily on the Sony Sports channels. The game will start at 8.30 pm Indian Standard Time on a Saturday, so it is convenient for watching as well.
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