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Al Hilal vs Al Jazira free betting predictions and latest odds
The FIFA Club World Cup 2nd Round gets underway this weekend as Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia go up against Al Jazira of the UAE at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium. Al Jazira had things all their own way against AS Pirae in the 1st Round but will be expecting a much, much tougher test against an Al Hilal side that includes some household names.
Al Hilal & BTTS
Al Hilal have met Al Jazira four times since 2011 and have picked up three wins and a draw during that period. Both teams have scored in three of those encounters and we're predicting another win for Al Hilal and for both teams to score on Sunday. Both teams have found the back of the net in five of Al Hilal's and all of Al Jazira's last six matches in all competitions. Al Hilali have won three of their last five outings and have the better of the two squads on paper.
Over 3.5 Goals
This is a game that has the potential to produce plenty of goals as we have seen in the past with two of the pair's last four head-to-heads producing over 3.5 goals. At least four goals have also been scored in five of Al Hilal's last six matches as well as in two of Al Jazira's last three outings, so you can see why we're predicting goals on Sunday.
Everything you need to know about Al Hilal vs Al Jazira
Al Jazira the underdogs in this Club World Cup 2nd Round tie
Al Hilal's last outing was away at Al Batin in the Saudi Arabian Pro League where a goal from Abreu put the home side in from just after the half-hour mark. However, the veteran forward Gomis, once of Swansea, converted a 54th-minute penalty and the game ended all square. Al Hilal have a selection of household names in their squad such as Odion Ighalo, Matheus Pereira, Moussa Marega and André Carrillo, which is one of the big things that separates them from Al Jazira.
Al Hilal Predicted Lineup – Abdullah Al Maiouf, Mohammed Jahfali, Yasir Al Shahrani, Ali Al Bulaihi, Hamad Al Yami, Cuéllar, Carrillo, Salem Al Dawsari, Mohammed Kanno, Matheus Pereira & Marega
Al Jazira might have the advantage of being in their home country for this tournament and the fact they already have one game and one win under their belt but it is still going to be very hard to progress any further in the FIFA Club World Cup this season. Al Jazira ran out 4-1 winners against AS Pirae of Tahiti in the 1st Round, thanks to goals from Al Ameri, Al Hashmi, Kosanovic and Diaby, but it was great to see the underdogs get a goal even if it was an own goal from Rabii.
Al Jazira Predicted Lineup – Ali Khaseif, Kosanović, Abdullah Idrees, Khalifa Al Hammadi, Rabii, Serero, Mohammed Jamal, João Victor, Diaby, Ahmed Al Hashmi & Zayed Al Ameri
Al Hilal: Abdullah Al-Mayouf, Mohammed Al-Breik, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Gustavo Cuéllar, Salman Al-Faraj, Abdullah Otayf, Odion Ighalo, Saleh Al-Shehri, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Abdulrahman Al-Obaid, Abdullah Al-Hamdan, Matheus Pereira, Nasser Al-Dawsari, Moussa Marega, André Carrillo, Jang Hyun-soo, Mohammed Al-Owais, Abdulellah Al-Malki, Mohamed Kanno, Salem Al-Dawsari, Muteb Al-Mufarrij, Abdullah Al-Jadaani, Musab Al-Juwayr, Abdullah Radif, Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Ahmed Al-Jubaya, Saud Abdulhamid, Mohammed Jahfali, Hamad Al-Yami and Michael.
Al Jazira: Abdulrahman Al Ameri, Abdulla Idrees, Miloš Kosanović, Khalifa Al Hammadi, Mohammed Al Attas, Ali Mabkhout, Mamadou Coulibaly, Zayed Al-Ameri, Khalfan Mubarak, Abdullah Ramadan, Salem Rashid, Mohammed Rabii, Ahmed Fawzi, Thulani Serero, Oumar Traore, Abdoulay Diaby, Mohammed Jamal, Saif Khalfan, Zayed Sultan, Hazza Subait, Abdullah Fadaaq, Yousef Ayman, João Victor, Mohammed Jalal, Saeed Al-Abdouli, Hamdan Abdulrahman, Nawaf Dhawi, Abdullah Al-Hammadi, Ali Khasif, Rakan Al-Menhali, Ahmed Al-Attas, Bruno, Ali Al-Memari and Ahmed Al-Junaibi.
Q&A – Al Hilal vs Al Jazira
- Who are the favourites to win? – Al Hilal are the favourites.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Al Hilal 1-0 Al Jazira, 06/04/16.
- What time is kick-off? – 16:30 GMT, 17:30 CET.