Al-Hilal hopes to avoid a surprise when it faces Al-Fayhaa on Thursday in the semi-finals of the Saudi Super Cup in its new format.

Al-Hilal faces the defending champion, Al-Fayhaa, at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, with an advantage on paper for the first, especially in light of its competitor’s thirteenth place in the league with 4 victories in 14 matches, but the latter achieved a historic victory with a penalty shootout over Al-Hilal in the King’s Cup final in last May.

Al-Hilal came out winning with two clean goals when they met last August in the league.

In Al-Fayhaa, his Serbian goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic, Brazilian Paulinho, Nigerian Anthony Nwakaimi, Sami Al-Khaibri and Sultan Mendash stand out.

Although Al-Hilal is still suffering from successive injuries in its ranks, the last of which was Brazilian player Michael Delgado, it is still steadfast and ranks second in the league.

The capital club is awaiting participation in the FIFA Club World Cup on February 4, when it will face Moroccan Wydad Casablanca, as a representative of the Asian continent.

It is expected that the Al-Hilal list will witness the return of its captain, Salman Al-Faraj, and his Nigerian scorer, Odion Ighalo, after they recovered from injury. In the capital team, his Korean defender Hyun-Soo Jang, Colombian Gustavo Cuellar, Peruvian Andre Carrillo, Mali Musa Mariga, Saud Abdel Hamid, Mohamed Kno and Salem Al Dosari stand out in the capital.

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