Our prediction for this match:
David faces Goliath at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia played out a 2-2 draw with Bolivia in their last friendly game, but they face an uphill task in Friday’s football match against the star-studded Brazilians. Tite’s men, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a heart-breaking loss to Belgium in the 2018 FIFA World Cup knockout stages, with the team rolling over the likes of USA and El Salvador in previous two warm-up games. Brazil are seen as hot favourites to win the friendly against Saudi Arabia and seeing that coach Tite will count on his key players once again, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the South American giants. As always, a man to watch in the away team will be Neymar, who has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions of late.
Highlighted Player (Salem Al-Dawsari):
Salem Al-Dawsari is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays on loan at Villarreal. The Al-Hilal footballer was born on August 19, 1991 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and his main position is winger. Salem Al-Dawsari scored 21 goals in 114 appearances for Al-Hilal in the national championship.
Speaking of his career at Villarreal, the Saudi footballer made his debut for the Yellow Submarine against Real Madrid in the 2017/2018 season finale. Al-Dawsari substituted Javi Fuego in 57th minute of the match and it has to be noted that he was shown a yellow card in the stoppage time. The Saudi Arabian footballer scored his first goal for the national team against Australia back in 2012.
In May 2018 Al-Dawsari was named in Saudi Arabia’s preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. As previously mentioned, his main position is winger, but the 171-cm-tall footballer can be used as a secondary striker as well.
Highlighted Team (Brazil):
One of the most decorated teams in world football, Selecao have also been regarded as one of the most attractive and exciting teams with glowing reputation preceding them. Members of the CONMEBOL confederation, Brazil have played their first international in 1914 losing to bitter rivals Argentina with a comfortable 3-0 margin.
Brazil is the most successful nation in the FIFA World Cup with five championship title to their name. However, Selecao failed to advance past the quarter-finals of the last two tournaments last winning their World Cup in 2002. Their last title was the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the star-studded team will be looking to get back to winning ways at this year’s historic Copa America Centenario in the United States.
Legendary Pele is Brazil’s top scorer with 77 goals to his name, while the team’s biggest star of the modern era Barcelona forward Neymar is sitting in fifth place having so far netted 46.