Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
King Abdullah Sports City will host Thursday’s World Cup qualifier between Saudi Arabia and Oman. Herve Renard’s troops are enjoying WC qualifiers to remember, with the team leading Group B after six rounds. Saudi Arabia have been impressive at the back in the final stage, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Thursday’s clash. Saleh AL Shehri, who scored the winner against Vietnam, is widely expected to lead the line for the home side.
Oman, on the other hand, failed to shock Japan in their last qualifier, and seeing that Saudi Arabia are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match. When the two teams met in Muscat earlier in the process Saudi Arabia defeated Oman thanks to Al Shehri’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Yahya Al-Shehri):
Yahya Al-Shehri is a Saudi football player who began his career at Ettifaq. The 164-cm-tall winger continued to play for the club at senior level and he scored seven goals in 87 appearances for the Commandos in the Saudi Arabia national championship. Yahya Al-Shehri moved to Al-Nassr in 2013, where he made 114 appearances in the league.
In 2018 he joined Leganes on loan, but he has yet to make his debut for the capital club in La Liga. Al-Shehri was born in Dammam on June 26, 1990 and he made his debut for the Saudi Arabia national team in October 2009 against Tunisia.
It has to be noted that he played for Saudi Arabia youth teams as well. Yahya Al-Shehri won Saudi Professional League on two occasions (2013/2014, 2014/2015). The Saudi footballer won the Saudi Crown Prince Cup with Al Nassr as well in the 2013/2014 season. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well.