Al Ittihad vs. Al Fateh - Match preview, prediction, team news, lineups
Coming off a triumphant start to their new AFC Champions League campaign, Al Ittihad is gearing up to face Al Fateh in the seventh round of the Saudi Professional League this Thursday.

With a record of not securing a victory against their opponents in their last five encounters since March 2021, the Role Model squad is determined to turn the tide as they head to the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, aiming for their third consecutive win.

Al Ittihad vs. Al Fateh - Match preview, prediction, team news, lineups

Al Ittihad is still missing the services of Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazy, who has been sidelined since suffering a cruciate ligament injury in May.

Joining him on the club's injury list is 32-year-old goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Jadani, who remains out of action due to an ACL injury. Moroccan international Abderrazak Hamdallah sustained an injury just before halftime during the match against AGMK on Monday and is uncertain for the upcoming game for the Tigers

Romarinho has been a standout player for Al Ittihad this season, contributing to six goals in his last five matches, making him a player to watch.

On the other side, Al Fateh will have to do without Al-Nassr loanee Ali Mukhtar, who is suspended for one game after receiving a red card in the previous match against Al-Khaleej. In Ali Mukhtar's absence, veteran midfielder Mohammed Al-Fuhaid is vying for his first start of the season, likely forming the midfield trio with Sofiane Bendebka and 23-year-old Abbas Sadiq Alhassan.


Al Ittihad possible starting lineup:
Al-Mayouf; Shanqeeti, Hawsawi, Sharahili, Kadesh, Bamasud; Kante, Fabinho; Romarinho; Al-Amri, Camara

Al Fateh possible starting lineup:
Rinne; Buhumaid, Denayer, Saadane, Baattia; Bendebka, Alhassan, Al-Fuhaid; Zelarayan, Tello, Batna

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