The Jeddah Federation seeks to take an additional step towards winning the Mohammed bin Salman Professional League title, when it meets Al-Fateh, on Friday, in the 26th round of the competition, at Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Sports City.
Al-Hilal had suffered a defeat against Al-Fayhaa with a goal on Tuesday in a match postponed from the nineteenth stage, so the difference between it and the leaders Al-Ittihad froze at 11 points, knowing that it had played 24 matches against 25 for Al-Ittihad, which is coming to the eighth conquest on Friday at Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Sports City Stadium in Al-Ahsa On Saturday, Al Hilal will visit Damak the fifth in the 26th stage competitions.
And if Al-Ittihad succeeds in achieving the victory, it will raise its score to 63 points and is closer to winning its ninth title in its history and the first since 2009.
Al-Ittihad continued its brilliance, succeeding in overcoming its loss against Al-Hilal by overcoming Al-Shabab and then Al-Hazm. He took advantage of the downtime to rehabilitate some of the injured, and to play three friendlies against Abha, Al Hazm and Al Wahda.
Although his Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazy and international Fahd Al-Mawlid are missing, he includes a group of distinguished names, led by Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe and his compatriots Romarinho, Bruno Henrique and Igor Coronado, and Moroccan striker Abdel Razzaq Hamdallah.
On the other hand, after his strong return in the past rounds and scoring four victories and a draw, Al-Fateh lost its last match against Al-Faisaly, and is looking forward to restoring its balance and returning to the track of victories to establish its feet in the warm region.
During the break, Al-Fateh played two friendlies against second-level clubs, winning Al-Adala 1-0 and Al-Qadisiyah 3-1. He enters the match with full ranks, with a desire to rehabilitate the two first-leg losses in the league and then in the King’s Cup.
Al-Fateh has distinguished names, in all its lines, such as Moroccan defender Marouane Saadane, his compatriot Mourad Patna, Algerian Sofiane Bendabke, Peruvian Christian Cueva and Brazilian Petros Matthews.