The fans of the Saudi League in general and the fans of Jeddah city, in particular, are looking forward to the most famous derby match in the west of the Kingdom, which brings together Al-Ahli and Al-Ittihad, which is a confrontation that is renewed every year at least twice, but the second league confrontation comes for the current season 2020/2021 and has special importance with the intense competition between the two clubs Next to Al Hilal and Al Shabab for the professional league title.
Al-Ahli, the host, enters the meeting in the 18th round of the Professional League and is in third place with 33 points, two points ahead of the leader Al-Shabab team, while Al-Ittihad enters the confrontation in fourth place with 28 points.
The upcoming confrontation between Al-Ahli and Al-Ittihad is scheduled to start on Thursday 11/2/2021 at exactly 7:20 pm, Mecca time.
Al-Ahli and Al-Ittihad had previously met in February in the Professional League Championship since its launch in 2008 in 3 matches (Al-Ittihad won 1, Al-Ahli won 1, a draw 1), while there was a single confrontation between the two teams on February 11th, dating back to 1985. In the King’s Cup
The following report reviews Al-Ahly and Al-Ittihad’s confrontations in the Professional League Championship in February:
Saturday 4/2/2018 (week 20 season, 2017/2018) Saudi premier league
Al-Ittihad 0 VS Al-Ahli 0
It is the last confrontation between the two teams in the professional league in February and the confrontation ended in a 0-0 draw, which is the second goalless draw in the Jeddah derby in the Saudi Professional League after the first negative draw, which was in October 2013.
Al-Ahli team entered the derby with 33 points and was a fierce competitor for the league title at the time, which lost it by a point in favor of Al-Hilal, while Al-Ittihad’s suffering was strong in the middle of the standings as this meeting entered its collection with 27 points, but the match ended with a goalless draw.
Friday 3/2/2017 (week 17, season 2016/2017) The Saudi Abdul Latif Jameel Professional League
Al Ittihad 1 VS Al Ahly 4
Al-Ittihad team entered the meeting with 35 points, while Al-Ahli started the match with a score of 37 points, which was a foreshadowing of a fiery encounter, which was what was actually where the meeting witnessed the scoring of five goals, as Al-Ittihad scored in the second minute through Fahd Al-Muwaled in the second minute before To answer the guests, Al-Ahli team, in a quadruple it was recorded by (Ioannis Fetfatzidis, Muhannad Asiri, Abdel Fattah Asiri, Saeed Al-Muwaled).
Thursday 24/2/2011 (week 18, season 2010/2012) Zain Saudi Professional League
Al-Ittihad 2 VS Al-Ahly 0
Al-Ittihad team at Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium received its counterpart in the Derby in the 18th week, Al-Ittihad team had 33 points, while Al-Ahli’s balance before the confrontation was 23 points, and the match ended in favor of Al-Ittihad with two goals to nil. the first goal for Al-Ittihad scored by Abdulmalik Ziyaya in the first half, while the Portuguese professional Paolo George scored the second goal for Al-Ittihad before Al-Ittihad wasted a penalty by Hamad Al-Montashri in the last minute of the match.
The February 11 confrontation
Coincidentally, after 36 years, Al-Ahli and Al-Ittihad will accept on the same date in February, as a previous confrontation between Al-Ahli and Al-Ittihad was collected on February 11, and the confrontation was on Monday in the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup and the confrontation ended with a clean goal scored by the young Al-Ahly player at that time “Hussam Abu Daoud: “In the second half of the match, to lead Al-Ahli to the semi-finals of that year, before Al-Ahli lost in front of Al-Ittifaq in the semi-final with a penalty shootout.