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In the Saudi Pro League, Al Ittihad faces Al Fateh at the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium this Thursday. Ittihad, in impressive form with only one loss in seven matches, ranks second behind leaders Al Hilal. Fateh, currently seventh, lags behind Al Nassr, led by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Al Ittihad vs Al Fateh Predicted Lineups and News
In a Saudi Pro League showdown, Al Ittihad is gearing up to face Al Fateh at the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium this Thursday.
Ittihad has been riding a wave of good form, with just one loss in their last seven matches, placing them second in the league standings, right behind the leaders, Al Hilal. Meanwhile, Fateh finds themselves in the seventh spot, trailing behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr.\
— Ittihad Club (@ittihad_en) September 21, 2023
Ittihad is eager to maintain the pressure on their top competitors at the league’s summit, and they enter this mid-week fixture with confidence following their recent 3-0 triumph over AGMK in the AFC Champions League group stage.
Fateh, despite a rocky start to the season, has managed to string together two consecutive wins, including a convincing 5-1 victory over Al Ahli and a solid 3-1 win against Al Khaleej. They are heading into this match with newfound confidence.
Team News: Al Ittihad
Al-Ittihad faces a setback as they will be missing the services of Ahmed Hegazy, Abdullah Al-Jadani, and Aseel Abed, all sidelined due to injuries.
Leading the attack, Karim Benzema will take the helm, while Coronado and Romarinho will be there to offer their support. Nuno Espirito Santo is anticipated to stick with his preferred 4-3-3 formation for this match.
Al Ittihad Predicted Lineups
Grohe; Bamsaud, Sharahili, Hawsawi, Alolayan; Fabinho, Kante, Hamdallah; Romarinho, Benzema, Coronado
Team News: Al Fateh
Al Fateh can count their lucky stars as they head into the match with a squad in full fitness. However, there’s a setback as they’ll be missing their pivotal player Mukhtar Ali, who’s serving a suspension following a red card in their last outing.
— AlFateh Saudi club (@EnFatehclub) September 21, 2023
In his absence, keep an eye out for Cristian Tello or Feras Albrikan, who are poised to step up in the attacking department. Sofiane Bendebka will be the one pulling the strings in midfield, providing that much-needed creative support.
Al Fateh Predicted Lineups
Rinne; Buhimed, Denayer, Saadane, Baattia; Zelarayan, Al-Hassan, C.Tello, Bendebka, Batna; Feras Albrikan
Will Christian Tello Play Today?
With Mukhtar Ali serving a suspension, the spotlight is now on Christian Tello, who is poised to step up and make his mark in the Al Fateh lineup. This presents a golden opportunity for Tello to showcase his skills and provide a much-needed offensive boost to the team.
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