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preview of 14th week of the Saudi League: Al-Shabab seeks to snatch the lead from Al-Hilal and a balanced confrontation on the first day

Today, Tuesday, the fourteenth week of the Saudi Professional League Championship begins, which is the penultimate round of the first round of the 2020/2021 sports season, and the 14th round will be held over a period of two days, as the first day witnesses 5 confrontations, which are reviewed by the following report:

Al-Raed VS Al-Ittifaq

The King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Buraidah hosts the first of the 14th week’s confrontations between Al-Raed and Al-Itifaq teams, as Al-Raed team seeks to break out of the relegation circle in which it fell last week by losing to Al-Nassr on the same stadium, Al-Ettifaq match, and Al-Raed is ranked 14th on the rankings with 13 points.

While Al-Ettifaq team seeks to achieve its first victory in the league championship in three rounds, and it was about to achieve victory in the last round at the expense of Al-Batin, but the latter won a tie point thanks to a penalty kick in the last minute, and Al-Ettifaq ranks eighth in the ranking table 18 points away from the square Golden is only 3 points difference.

The confrontation of the two teams at the same stadium last season ended in favor of Al-Raed with three goals to two, and the confrontation was in the first round as well.

Al-Ain VS Al-Ittihad

The Al-Ittihad team descends a heavy guest on the newcomer to the Professional League Team Al-Ain in the meeting hosted by the King Saud Sports City Stadium in Al-Baha City, in a meeting in which the Al-Ittihad team seeks to return to the path of victories and made its way to the fore after the sudden loss in the last round at its stadium in front of the team Abha with a goal in the deadly time, and Al-Ittihad ranks fifth behind Al-Taawon with the same balance of points (21 points), but Al-Taawon is superior to the goal difference, and Al-Ittihad lives a distinguished season and Al-Ittihad got a balance of points that it did not reach at this stage for five seasons.

While Al Ain team seeks to get out of the relegation zone and is the one who occupies the fifteenth and penultimate position with 10 points and enters this round from three consecutive losses as the worst team entering this round without achieving even a point in the last three rounds.

Al-Ittihad and Al-Ain did not meet before in the professional league, as it is the first season ever for Al Ain in the professional league, but the team met friendly before the start of the current season and Al-Ittihad prevailed with two goals to one.

Al-Qadisiyah VS Al-Fath

Al-Qadisiyah team receives its counterpart Al-Fateh team at Prince Saud bin Jalawi Sports City Stadium in Rakah. Al-Qadisiyah enters the meeting with a thrilling draw at Al-Faisali Stadium in the last round, and Al-Qadisiyah is ranked 9th with 18 points, and it aspires to achieve its sixth victory this season to further penetrate the safety zone.

While Al-Fateh team seeks to achieve the result of a victory over its host Al-Qadisiyah, which will ensure that it surpasses its host in the ranking table, as Al-Fateh is ranked 11th with 17 points, and it is coming from a loss in the last round in front of Al-Taawon team in the meeting that was held in Al-Ahsa.

It is noteworthy that the last time the two teams met at Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium was in the first week of the 2018/2019 season, and the confrontation ended with a goalless draw.

Al Shabab VS Al Faisaly

 In one of the strongest confrontations of the awaited round, the youth team receives at its home the Al-Faisaly team, and Al Shabab team seeks to continue the positive results that brought it closer to the top by just one point from the Al-Hilal team, and Al Shabab enters the meeting coming from two victories in the last two rounds that put him in the runner up with 25 points while he is trying To snatch the lead, even temporarily, in the solution to the victory over its guest Al Faisaly.

While Al Faisalyi team tries to restore the tone of the victories that have been absent from it for five rounds, even if it is at the expense of Al Shabab team and in its hospitality, Al-Faisali, who proves every season that he is a black horse decides the fate of some teams crowning the title, this season is experiencing a great crisis on the level of results, as it retreats The team is one point ahead of the relegation centers, and Al-Faisaly is ranked 12th with 14 points.

The last confrontation between the two teams at the Al Shabab Stadium in the League Championship was in the second week of last season’s matches, and the match ended in a goalless draw after the current Al-Shabab professional Christian Joanca missed a penalty kick in that match.

Al-Ahli VS Abha

Al-Ahli team is feeling the way back to victories after it has missed them in the past three rounds when Abha team receives the distinguished results this season at the reserve stadium of King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah. Al-Ahli has not been able to win any match in the professional ring in the current year 2021 and is seeking through Hosting seeks to achieve its first victory in the new year and get rid of the effects of the negative results, and Al-Ahli ranks third with 23 points, 3 points ahead of the leader Hilal, who tied with him in the last round.

While the Abha team enters the meeting ecstatic by achieving victories in the last 3 rounds, and it is the only team in the ranking table that enters the next round with three victories – Al-Nassr also won in the last 3 rounds – and it aspires to add Al-Ahli to the list of its victims and grabbing at least one point from Al-Ahli Stadium, which defeated Al-Ittihad team, in the last round, with a goal in the deadly time, made it rise to sixth place with 20 points, only 3 points behind Al-Ahli (host), who ranked third.

Last season’s meeting between the two teams at Al-Ahly Club Stadium saw the Jeddah team beat Abha by three goals to one.

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