Al-Hilal will host its Gulf counterpart, on Saturday evening, at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, “Al-Malaz”, as part of a postponed match from the 16th round of the Saudi Professional League, “Roshan”, and appointed it to reduce the difference with the top-ranking clubs.
Al-Hilal ranks fourth with 39 points from 19 matches, while Al-Khaleej comes in 14th place, after collecting 17 points from 20 matches.
The first round match ended with the victory of the capital team with two goals without a response, scored by Nigerian Odion Ighalo and Mali’s Musa Mariga.
Al-Hilal will miss the services of its star, Salem Al-Dosari, after it was confirmed that he was absent from the team for a period of 10 days, according to what the club announced on his Twitter account, after he was injured in the joint of the foot during the international stoppage, while the team regained the efforts of Argentine Luciano Vito, who participated in the training after recovering from his injury.
Al-Khaleej hopes to restore the tone of victories that it missed in the last four matches, after its draw with Al-Taie and its loss from Al-Batin, Al-Ittihad and Al-Adalah. As for Al-Hilal, it looks forward to continuing its positive results after winning the last two matches against Al-Ettifaq and Al-Taawoun.