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AL ITTIHAD VS AL HILAL: EXPERTS PREDICTION

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Al-Ittihad will face Al-Hilal on March 12, 2024, at 19:00 UTC at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

This match is part of the AFC Champions League Knockout stage. For more details, visit AFC Champions League, Knockout stage.

Al Ittihad vs Al Hilal: Head-to-Head and Key Stats

This match marks the 157th encounter between the two teams, known as the Saudi El Clasico. Al Hilal leads in victories with a 69-51 record, while 36 matches have resulted in draws.

Al Hilal has dominated recent meetings, remaining undefeated in the last eight clashes and securing victories in all three encounters this season.

Al Ittihad has been impressive at home, boasting a four-game winning streak across all competitions with a consistent two-goal average per game.

Al Hilal has been formidable on the road this season, maintaining an unbeaten record and triumphing in their last 12 away matches, including keeping nine clean sheets.

Al Ittihad has shown strength in home games in the Champions League, with an unbeaten run of 10 matches and eight wins in this period.

Al Hilal's away form in the Champions League has also been commendable, with just one loss in their last 14 matches on the road, securing 12 victories.

Al Ittihad vs Al Hilal Prediction

Prediction: Al Ittihad 1-3 Al Hilal

Abdullah Al-Mayouf, Hassan Kadesh, Zakaria Hawsawi, and Karim Benzema were absent from their league clash with Al Akhdoud due to injuries, casting doubt on their availability for the upcoming match.

N'Golo Kanté received a red card in the previous leg and will be serving a suspension.

Al-Za'eem are currently on a remarkable 27-game winning streak in all competitions.

They have netted three goals in five out of their last seven matches in 2024, suggesting a potential high-scoring performance in the upcoming game.

Additionally, they have only conceded three goals in their previous 12 away fixtures.

Salem Al Dawsari was rested in the league fixture against Al Riyadh due to a knee injury and awaits a last-minute fitness evaluation.

Considering the impressive form of the visitors and their recent dominance in this matchup, Al Hilal is likely to secure a narrow victory.