Al-Raed vs Al-Ittihad predicted lineup – Ballon D´or on the pitch

Al-Raed vs Al-Ittihad Predicted Lineup
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The current Saudi Professional League champions begin their quest to defend their title with new reinforcements.  Karim Benzema made his debut in the cup, where they were eliminated in the quarter-finals; they will strive to avenge themselves in their next encounter.

Al-Raed vs Al-Ittihad Predicted Lineups and News

On Monday, the eye-catching Arab league will bring together the Al-Raed vs Al-Ittihad head-to-head which will take place at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium at 16:00.

Team News: Al-Raed

Croatian coach Igor Jovicevic will be in charge of a modest team in a competition where many teams have been bolstered with world-class players. The fresh acquisitions to Al-Raed do not compare to those of the league’s top teams.

The team finished tenth last season, with fewer than half the points of the champions and only six points above the relegation zone. Mohamed Fouzair led the team in scoring with 11 goals and six assists.

Al-Raed played only one friendly match during the pre-season, losing 4-0 to Al-Khaleej, one of the teams that narrowly avoided relegation. This loss cast doubt on the team’s prospects in a tournament that will be more difficult than last year.

Al-Raed Predicted Lineup: 4-4-2

Moreira – Al Jayzani, Al Rajeh, Santos, Sunbul – Loum, Sayoud, Al Farhad, Al Beshe – Tavares, Mitrita

Team News: Al-Ittihad

Clubs in Saudi Arabia have been strengthened with quality players in preparation for the forthcoming season. The current champions did not trail behind and made some excellent additions to their roster in order to defend their championship.

Karim Benzema, the latest Golden Ball winner, is arguably the most essential signing. The striker has already appeared in four games for the club and scored three goals. As a result, we believe he will be one of the league’s top scorers this season.

The midfield will also be strengthened by the signing of another Frenchman, N’Golo Lante, who does not have the golden ball but is a world champion. In addition, Fabinh joined from Liverpool for 46 million euros.

Al-Ittihad Predicted Lineup: 4-4-2

Grohe – Bamsaud, Sharahili, Hawsawi, Shanqeeti – Fabinho, Kante, Al Farhan, Jota – Benzema, Romarinho

Will Karim Benzema Play Today?

Al-Raed vs Al-Ittihad Predicted Lineup
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The entrance of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Arab League last season created quite a stir. Everyone was watching to see what the Portuguese could do. With the addition of Karim Benzema and other talents to the league, the focus will no longer be solely on one team.

The Frenchman rapidly adapted to the team and scored in his cup debut. He will now make his league debut, as a member of the squad that finished first in the previous edition. The French player will lead the team and so will not miss the next Al-Raed vs Al-Ittihad head to head.

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