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Al-Ittihad against Al-Ahly .. Does Ahmed Hegazy confirm his superiority in the Jeddah derby, or will he receive the first loss?

A strong confrontation that brings together the two teams of Al-Ittihad, who plays among the Egyptian international ranks, Ahmed Hegazy, and Al-Ahly at exactly seven thirty in the evening, Friday, at Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium in the “Jeddah Derby”, within the seventh round of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Professionals Cup.

The Saudi newspaper, "Okaz", revealed in a report about the distinguished numbers of the Egyptian star Ahmed Hegazy in terms of continuing his distinguished numbers against Al-Ahly team, where the former West Brom defender is considered one of the most important players in the Tigers squad.

The newspaper stated that Ahmed Hegazy has a distinguished number in terms of confrontations against Al-Ahly, as he played two matches before this meeting, winning the first meeting and drawing in the second, so does the Egyptian defender confirm his superiority in the Jeddah derby or receive the first loss.

Al-Ittihad enters the match at the top of the Saudi Professional League standings with 13 points collected from winning 4 matches, drawing 1 and losing the same, scoring 15 goals and receiving only 5.

While Al-Ahly is in the twelfth place in the Saudi Professional League table, with 5 points collected from a tie in five matches, one loss, scoring 6 goals and receiving 8 as well.

The two teams meet today for the 27th time in the history of their confrontations in the Saudi Professional League since the 2008-2009 season.

Al-Ahly excels in the number of victories out of 26 matches that brought the two teams together, as it managed to win 11 matches against 7 victories for Al-Ittihad, while they tied in 8 matches.

Al-Ahly players scored 40 goals against 30 for Al-Ittihad, and the two largest results recorded were in favor of Al-Ahly (4/1) and (4/2) in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons.

At the level of the league with all its names, the two teams met 94 times, Al-Ittihad won in 31 matches, compared to 30 for Al-Ahly, and drew 33.

Al-Ahly did not succeed in winning the last two matches against Al-Ittihad last season, as the first leg ended with a federal victory that missed more than 8 seasons, while the return match ended in a 1-1 draw at the reserve Al-Jawhara stadium.