President of Justice: Football manipulates our nerves and may fail those who serve it
The fans of the three clubs, Al-Fayhaa, Al-Wahda and Al-Adalah, will live a difficult and heavy night, as they await the fate of their clubs in the struggle to escape from the specter of relegation to the Saudi First Division.
The 29th round of the Saudi Roshan League Championship may witness the determination of the second team accompanying Al-Batin towards the First Division, through 4 matches for the teams in the danger circle.
Engineer Abdulaziz Al-Mudhahi, President of Al-Adalah Club, said that his team, which defeated Al-Hilal in the last round, must beware of the difficulty of the remaining two matches against Al-Batin and then Al-Ettifaq, as winning both of them is the only guarantee of survival if the “worst possibilities” are taken into account in the results. competitors.
Al-Mudhahi told Asharq Al-Awsat that “football remains as we knew it, manipulating nerves and serving those who serve it, and it may fail even what offers the best in it, and this means the importance of caution and making all possible efforts in order to obtain the remaining points.”
Al-Mudhah stressed that there is no underestimation in facing Al-Batin, even if it is officially relegated, because it will not be resigned to losing, and therefore we must give the match its importance and value.
For his part, Engineer Alaa al-Hamel, the head of the Gulf, told Asharq Al-Awsat: “Our situation is excellent, and we seek to cling to hope and fight to the last breath.”
The Al-Fayhaa match against Al-Ittihad will be the “most important” in the league this season for both teams, since the winner with the three points will achieve his goal, especially the Al-Ittihad team, which will definitely settle its affairs and crown the Saudi Roshan League championship, unless the Saudi Arbitration Center takes a decision regarding awarding Al-Nasr two points after protesting against The participation of the player Mohamed Kno with his team Al-Hilal, and this also requires victory over Al-Ettifaq in order for the chances of victory to continue until the last round.
As for Al-Fayhaa’s victory, it will give him certain survival in the event of a loss or tie for one of the three teams (Al-Wahda, Al-Adalah and Al-Khaleej) in the same round, after raising his score to 33 points, which is the number that at least two of the three teams will not be able to reach at that time.
Al-Faihawi fear that their team will go through the same setback that it experienced in the 2020 season, after the team needed a point in front of Al-Taawoun in order to survive, and it succeeded in running that match in the same direction until the last moments, from which the only goal of Al-Taawoun came from the scorer Muhammad Al-Sahlawi, who thus saved Aim his team from relegation and bring survival to cooperate.
Al-Fayhaa will play its last match against Al-Wahda, and that match may be the last chance to survive, but holding the match in Makkah Al-Mukarramah in front of a direct competitor reduces its chances, and this is what will make it seek to settle its affairs today, or at least benefit from the competitors’ stumbling.
And in the event that Al-Fayhaa enters the relegation calculations with a point tie with Al-Khaleej and Al-Adalah in particular, then it will be the one relegated based on direct confrontations with these teams, and this is what makes it in a complicated situation in the event that its competitors lose and win in this round.
As for Al-Wahda, who suffered a resounding defeat at home and in the midst of its fans against the Gulf in the last round, it fears that it will be the closest to relegation in the last round in the event of a loss from its host Al-Ta’i in the match that will be held in Hail.
Al-Wahda suffered a lot this season, although it surprised everyone by reaching the final of the King’s Cup and lost with great difficulty and by penalty kicks to Al-Hilal, but at the league level its performance was less than expected, although it achieved important victories in the last rounds against its rival Al-Adala in Al-Ahsa and then Al-Shabab in Riyadh, but His loss from the Gulf put him in danger with the weak technical solutions of Coach Sierra and with the players reaching the stage of physical exhaustion in the absence of many options, given that Al-Wehda is one of the clubs that was prevented from registering in the last winter period as a result of not obtaining a certificate of financial competence.
Al-Wahda will guarantee survival in the event of its victory over Al-Tai in exchange for Al-Adala or Al-Khaleej stumbling, but if it loses or even draws, and the competitors win, it means that he will enter the accounts until the last round and play the survival match against Al-Fayhaa.
It is not excluded that the last match between Al-Wahda and Al-Fayhaa is the one that determines the second party in relegation, based on the technical data of the teams fighting for survival.
The match of justice against Al-Batin will be a good opportunity in order to enhance the chances of survival, as winning may mean ensuring survival officially in the event that the Gulf loses specifically to Al-Raed, but in the event of a tie or loss and the victory of other competitors, it will be the least likely to survive, but it is certain that it will not be relegated to Today’s round, whatever the results of the other teams, will wait until the last round when it hosts Al-Itifaq in Al-Ahsa.
Al-Adalah outperforms Al-Fayhaa and Al-Khaleej in the event of entering relegation accounts and direct confrontations through equality in points, but it does not outperform Al-Wahda, and therefore seeks not to enter into these accounts and resolve its affairs by itself through winning over the subcontractors and then agreeing.
Al-Adalah rose strongly in the previous two rounds by defeating Al-Fateh, then Al-Hilal, after suffering a sudden loss from its rival Al-Wahda in Al-Ahsa, but it returned strongly and proved its determination to survive.
The Gulf seeks to continue its journey of survival by winning the confrontation that will bring it together against Al-Raed in Buraidah.
The Gulf team impressed the observers in many matches in the league this season, most notably against Al-Nasr when it imposed a tie on it in the “First Park” stadium two rounds ago, but then lost at home in the face of Al-Taawoun before regaining its fortunes with a strong victory over Al-Wahda in Makkah Al-Mukarramah with four goals. to aim.
And Al-Khaleej reaped more than three points from the last victory, which is superiority over a competing team for the second time, which is more likely in the event that he and other teams resort to point calculations in direct confrontations between them at the end of the league, and he has also proven that he is able to overcome difficulties and clings to the hope of survival.
Al-Khaleej is equal to Al-Adalah, his companion, in ascending with the same point balance, as each of them has 27, and the two teams scored 10 points each in the last five matches, which reflects the size of the closeness between them.
Al-Wehda is ahead with 29 points, ahead of Al-Fayhaa with 30 points.
Although there are teams that mathematically appear to be among those threatened with relegation, such as Al-Ettifaq, Abha, and even Al-Raed, which each have 33 points, their official departure from all accounts will be certain after this round in the event that Al-Wahda, Al-Adala, or Al-Khaleej falter.