Saudi Pro League Preview: Al Hilal vs. Al Khaleej Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 20)
- We won’t see Neymar score his first-ever goal in the Saudi Pro League. this coming Friday
- Al Hilal is sitting in the No. 1 spot in the SPL standings with zero losses in the 2023 season.
- Al Khaleej is doing okay this season, but these guys are just nowhere near as good as Al Hilal.
Believe it or not, Brazilian superstar Neymar who’s got a $61.3 million annual salary at Al Hilal still hasn’t scored a single goal in the Saudi Pro League. Will he do it on October 20 against Al Khaleej? Nope.
The thing is that Neymar picked up an injury while with the Brazil national team just three days before the Al Hilal vs. Al Khaleej Saudi Pro League game. Unfortunately for Al Hilal fans, he’s not the only one who will miss this match. Will this have an impact on the performance of the Blue Waves? Let’s find out!
How to Watch
- When: Friday, October 20, 2023, at 2:00 p.m ET
- Where: King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- How to Watch: fuboTV
Even though Neymar has been disappointing since joining Al Hilal, his teammates have been the exact opposite. The result is that this team is sitting at the very top of the 2023 Saudi Pro League table with a 7-2-0 record.
The Blue Ways are the only team in Saudi Arabia’s top tier that’s still without a single loss. This shouldn’t surprise you much as this team’s roster is packed with elite players. In addition to Neymar, Al Hilal also has such superstars as Bono, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Ruben Neves, Malcom, and Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Some of these guys might miss the Al Hilal vs. Al Khaleej SPL game on October 20, as coach Jorge Jesus might decide to give them a day off to let them rest from international duty. However, even if some of them are left out, Al Hilal should still be able to do well against Al Khaleej.
The obvious reason for this is that Al Khaleej just doesn’t have too many elite players on its roster. Former Benfica defender Lisandro Lopez is their biggest star, but even he hasn’t been too impressive.
Al Hilal vs. Al Khaleej Prediction
The Al Hilal vs. Al Khaleej odds are heavily in favor of the home team. This shouldn’t surprise you much as Al Hilal has much better players than Al Khaleej. Some of them might miss the October 20 game, but the Blue Waves should be able to grab all three points.