Saudi Pro League Preview: Damac Club vs. Al Hilal Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Sep 21)
- Neymar will play his third game in Al Hilal shirt on Thursday.
- Al Hilal is sitting at the top of the 2023 Saudi Pro League table.
- Damac Club is one of the worst teams in the Saudi top flight.
Brazilian superstar Neymar made his Al Hilal debut last Friday playing roughly half an hour. On Monday, however, we saw him spend 90 minutes on the field. However, in neither of those games did Neymar show he’s worth his $300-million-a-year contract. Maybe the third time is the charm in his case? Maybe he’ll explode in his third game for Al Hilal?
The match in question is on the program on Thursday, September 21, when Neymar & Co. travel to Abha to take on Damac Club, one of the biggest underperformers in the 2023 Saudi Pro League.
How to Watch
- When: Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 11:00 a.m ET
- Where: Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium, Abha, Saudi Arabia
- How to Watch: Fubo
Along with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr and Karim Benzema’s Al Ittihad, Neymar’s new club is one of the top candidates for the 2023 Saudi Pro League title. Right now, Al Hilal is sitting top of the table with a 5-1-0 record. Further, these guys also have the best score difference in the league, having scored 20 goals and conceded just six.
Neymar is their biggest star, but this team isn’t a one-man army. On the contrary, Al Nassr’s 2023 roster is packed with superstars – Aleksandar Mitrovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Ruben Neves, Kalidou Koulibaly, Bono, and others.
In fact, this team is so good that it probably wouldn’t have any problems beating some teams from the big European leagues. So, why did it fail to beat Uzbekistani team Navbahor in the first round of the AFC Asia Champions League on Monday?
The main reason is that at the moment, Al Hilal’s top priority is the Saudi Pro League, not the continental competition. Further, the 1-1 draw with Navbahor was the first time Neymar played from the start for Al Hilal. It took him time to get used to his new teammates, meaning that his performances can only go up from there.
Damac vs. Al Hilal Prediction
Damac is one of the worst teams in the 2023 Saudi Pro League, so even if Neymar underperforms on Thursday, his team should be able to record another win. Al Hilal is the superior side and these guys will show it by scoring at least a couple of goals.
- Al Hilal to win & over 2.5 goals