Al-Taawoun FC takes on Al-Fayha during Match Day 16 of the Saudi Pro League on December 8th. It promises to be a spectacle for the African football as the Gambian star left-winger Musa Barrow faces off against the Zambian center-forward Fashion Sakala.
Barrow, who made headlines with his high-profile €8 million transfer from Bologna FC 1909 this year, will be donning the colors of Al-Taawoun FC. On the opposing side, Fashion Sakala, the promising talent from Zambia, joined Al-Fayha after a notable transfer from Rangers FC, commanding a fee of €4,7 million.
As the teams currently find themselves in the middle of the table, both Al-Taawoun FC and Al-Fayha are eager to secure a pivotal victory to boost their standings. Al-Taawoun FC, with 28 points, is in a fierce battle for a top-three spot, sharing the same point tally as Al-Ittihad Club. The teams currently occupy the 4th and 5th places, trailing Al-Ahli by a mere two points. In a recent weekend fixture, Al-Taawoun FC broke a five-game winless streak by clinching a victory against Al-Shabab.
Meanwhile, Al-Fayha, trailing their opponents by 9 points, is determined to narrow the gap. Despite facing challenges this season with only four victories, the team maintains its position in the middle of the table and remains optimistic about turning the tide in their favor.
The upcoming clash is expected to be a goal-laden affair, as both teams have displayed a penchant for attacking play. In the previous 15 rounds, Al-Taawoun FC netted an impressive 24 goals, while Al-Fayha recorded 18 goals. With skilled attackers on both sides and a relatively balanced defensive performance, the stage is set for an exhilarating encounter with good prospects for success.
Football enthusiasts can also engage in the excitement through betting, with odds of 3.10 for a goal by Musa Barrow from Al-Taawoun FC and 3.55 for a goal by Fashion Sakala from Al-Fayha according to 1xBet.