Al-Ittihad vs Al-Ahli: 26th Round Showdown in Saudi Arabia Division 1 League

Anticipation Builds for the Jeddah Derby: Al-Ahli vs Al-Ittihad – Lineup Predictions and Match Insights

Football fans are eagerly anticipating the Jeddah derby tonight, where Al-Ahli Club will clash with its perennial rival, Al-Ittihad, in the Saudi Roshen League’s 26th round.

The anticipated Al-Ittihad lineup will feature Marcelo Grohe in goal, with Ahmed Bamasoud, Hassan Kadish, Luiz Filipe, and Madallah Al-Olayan forming the defense. In midfield, Fabinho, N’Golo Kante, will hold the fort, while Romarinho, Abdel Razzaq Hamdallah, and Karim Benzema will lead the attack.

Unfortunately, Al-Ittihad will be without Faisal Al-Ghamdi and Ahmed Al-Ghamdi due to injuries. However, Ahmed Bamasoud returns to the squad after missing the last match, and Karim Benzema is expected to support Abdel Razzaq Hamdallah as a second striker.

Meanwhile, Al-Ahli is expected to field Edouard Mendy in goal, with Ali Majrashi, Roger Ibañez, Abdel Basset Hindi, and Abdullah Al-Ammar forming the defense. In midfield, Mohamed Al-Majhid, Franck Kessieh, and Gabri Vega will control the play, while Riyad Mahrez, Roberto Firmino, and Firas Al-Braikan lead the attack.

Al-Ahli will have to cope without Haitham Asiri, Ziad Al-Juhani, Rayan Hamed, and Abdel-Rahman Al-Sanabi due to injuries, but Gabri Vega returns to the squad after missing the last match. Riyad Mahrez is expected to operate as a right winger, while Roberto Firmino will spearhead the attack as a striker.

The Jeddah derby holds significant importance in the Saudi League, as fans from both camps eagerly anticipate the outcome of this fierce encounter. Each team will be vying for victory, adding another chapter to the historic rivalry between Al-Ahli and Al-Ittihad.

Mohamed Suez

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