The Al-Hilal team will challenge the Al Shabab team in a Matchday 8 Saudi Arabia Pro League in Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium Stadium, Riyadh on Friday, September 29, 2023. For streaming coverage of Al-Hilal vs Al Shabab, preview and how to watch it, see in this article.
Al Hilal is one of the strongest teams in Saudi Arabia, having won 17 league titles and 3 Asian Champions League titles. This season, they are also competing in the Champions League and King’s Cup, so they have to face a busy schedule. However, their main target remains to reclaim the league crown from the hands of Al-Nassr, who won the league last season.
To achieve this goal, Al Hilal does not hesitate to spend money to bring in star players such as Neymar, Malcom, and others. They also still have an experienced coach, Jorge Jesus, who brought them to the Asian Champions League title in 2019.
Currently, Al Hilal is in second place in the standings with 15 points from 7 matches, only 2 points behind the leaders, Al Nassr. They are also still unbeaten in the league, with 4 wins and 3 draws. However, their recent performance has been unsatisfactory, because from the last 3 matches they only won 1 narrow 1-0 win over Al-Jabalain, a team that plays in the first division.
On the other hand, Al Shabab is one of the rising teams in Saudi Arabia, having won 6 league titles and 1 AFC Cup title. This season, they also competed in the Saudi Arabian King’s Cup, where they just qualified for the next round after drawing 1-1 with Al Batin, a team competing in the first division, and winning through goals in the extra round.
Al Shabab is currently in fourth place in the standings with 13 points from 7 matches, only 4 points behind the leaders, Al Nassr. They are also on a streak of 6 matches without defeat in all competitions, with 4 wins and 2 draws. However, keep in mind that the opponents they faced previously were not strong teams.
Talking about meeting records, Al Hilal and Al Shabab have met 40 times in the league, with a record of 21 wins for Al Hilal, 10 wins for Al Shabab, and 9 draws. Of the last 10 meetings between the two teams, Al Hilal is superior with 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat.
The last meeting between the two teams took place last August, in the 2nd week of the league. At that time, Al Hilal won 3-1 at home to Al Shabab. Meanwhile, Al Shabab’s consolation goal was scored by Al Harbi.
Even though Al Hilal’s recent performance has not been good, they are still superior to Al Shabab, because they have squad strength and the advantage of playing at home. Al Hilal also has ambitions to maintain their unbeaten record in the league and catch Al Nassr at the top of the standings.
Meanwhile, Al Shabab will not give up easily, because they also want to continue their series of positive results and get closer to the top four positions. However, they will face a big challenge when they visit Al Hilal headquarters, which is a stronghold that is difficult to penetrate.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Al-Hilal vs Al Shabab match at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium Stadium, Riyadh can be watched live streaming. Saudi Pro League 2023/2024 Matchday 8 match broadcast on Twitch, Shahid starting 14:00 ET.
|Match||Al-Hilal vs. Al Shabab|
|Competition||2023/2024 Saudi Pro League|
|Match day||Matchday 8|
|Venue||Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium Stadium, Riyadh|
|Date||Friday, September 29, 2023|
|Official TV||Twitch, Shahid|
|Streaming Link||Twitch, Shahid|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
|Al-Hilal (4-2-3-1)||Al Shabab (4-3-3)|
|Al Shahrani||Al Harbi|
5 H2H Latest Al-Hilal – Al Shabab
- August 10, 2023 – Al Hilal [3 – 1] Al Shabab (Arab Club Champions Cup)
- April 08, 2023 – Al Shabab [3 – 0] Al Hilal (Saudi Pro League)
- October 11, 2022 – Al Hilal [1 – 1] Al Shabab (Saudi Pro League)
- April 04, 2022 – Al Hilal [E 2 – 1] Al Shabab (Saudi Arabia King’s Cup)
- February 18, 2022 – Al Hilal [5 – 0] Al Shabab (Saudi Pro League)
Al-Hilal – Last 5 Match Results
- September 02, 2023 – Al Ittihad [3 – 4] Al Hilal (Saudi Pro League)
- September 16, 2023 – Al Hilal [6 – 1] Al Riyadh (Saudi Pro League)
- September 19, 2023 – Al Hilal [1 – 1] Navbahor (League)
- September 21, 2023 – Damak [1 – 1] Al Hilal (Saudi Pro League)
- September 25, 2023 – Al Jabalain [0 – 1] Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia King’s Cup)
Al Shabab – Last 5 Match Results
- August 30, 2023 – Al Nassr [4 – 0] Al Shabab (Saudi Pro League)
- September 03, 2023 – Al Shabab [1 – 3] Al Khaleej (Saudi Pro League)
- September 15, 2023 – Al Fayha [0 – 1] Al Shabab (Saudi Pro League)
- September 22, 2023 – Al Shabab [4 – 1] Al Hazm (Saudi Pro League)
- September 25, 2023 – Al Shabab [E 2 – 1] Al Batin (Saudi Arabia King’s Cup)