SPL Power Rankings, Week 21: Al Hilal Continue To Display Characteristics Of Champions

SPL Power Rankings, Week 21: Al Hilal Continue To Display Characteristics Of Champions

1

Kept banging on the Fateh door, eventually opened it in the 97th minute. Pulled one of those Fergie time moments which we normally see with Manchester United.
LAST WEEK: 1
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 5
Latest result: Won against Al Fateh 1-0
Next SPL match: Away at Al Raed (6/4)
2

Nassr blew so many opportunities throughout the game. The question is this: Is there any in-between for this team? Or will it always be a feast/famine binary?
LAST WEEK: 2
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 7
Latest result: Won at Al Raed 1-1
Next SPL match: Home against Al Ittihad (7/4)
3

Mostly healthy, and mostly great. Al Ahli has some very obvious high-level foundational pieces along with the fact that Omar Al Somah scoring a goal or two. They have every reason to believe they can finish second. By the way, how about this one toucher from Omar Al Somah for his second.

LAST WEEK: 5
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 6
Latest result: Won at Al Wehda 3-1
Next SPL match: Home against Al Batin 
(7/4)
4

Thoroughly dominated Al Raed and then held on to post their fifteenth win of the season. With spirits high after an inspiring CPC finale win over Al Nassr, the mental status would that be of the invisibles.
LAST WEEK: 6
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 4
Latest result: Won at Al Batin 1-0
Next SPL match: Away at Al Nassr (7/4)
5

Must have learnt by now – No lead is safe. Five points in the last four games.
LAST WEEK: 7
HIGH: 3 | LOW: 14
Latest result: Won at Al Shabab 2-1
Next SPL match: Home against Al Taawon (6/4)
6

Given the form they were in, wouldn’t have expected them to loose the game in the manner which they did. Hearts are strung together still.
LAST WEEK: 3
HIGH: 3 | LOW: 13
Latest result: Lost at Al Khaleej 1-2
Next SPL match: Home against Al Fateh (6/4)
7


They had every chance to at least equalize against Nassr, but no one – not Ismael Bangoura, not Sultan Al Sawadi – seems destined to get Raed out of this rut that, at this point, looks like a season-killer.
LAST WEEK: 4
HIGH: 4 | LOW: 13
Latest result: Lost against Al Nassr 0-1
Next SPL match: Home against Al Hilal (7/4)
8

Fahad Al Shammari stood strong in between the posts which we believe motivated the rest of the squad to put in a strong performance. Paid off as they aim to stick to the 5th position in the league – just like they did last year.
LAST WEEK: 9
HIGH: 5 | LOW: 12
Latest result: Won against Al Ettifaq 1-0
Next SPL match: Away at Al Faisaly (6/4)
9

No draw is safe.
LAST WEEK: 8
HIGH: 5 | LOW: 11
Latest result: Lost against Al Faisaly 1-2
Next SPL match: Away at
 Al Wehda (8/4)
10

Much needed victory and three points from the strongest aspect of their style of play – set pieces. Lucky to have only conceded once.
LAST WEEK: 14
HIGH: 9 | LOW: 14
Latest result: Won against Al Qadasiyah 2-1
Next SPL match: Away at Al Ettifaq (8/4)
11

Had their chances to give Al Ahli the run for their money but just could not convert the chances that Al Ahli had been leaving on the table over the past six weeks.
LAST WEEK: 10
HIGH: 6 | LOW: 14
Latest result: Lost against Al Ahli 1-3
Next SPL match: Home against Al Shabab (8/4)
12

Were hard done by the 97th minute goal especially when only six additional minutes of Extra Time were given.
LAST WEEK: 11
HIGH: 9 | LOW: 14
Latest result: Lost at Al Hilal 0-1
Next SPL match: Away at Al Qadasiyah (6/4)
13

Two points in their last four. They have had a nightmare season with no signs of improvement.
LAST WEEK: 13
HIGH: 7 | LOW: 14
Latest result: Lost against Al Ittihad 0-1
Next SPL match: Away at Al Ahli (7/4)
14


One point in the last five. Find themselves in strong offensive positions but fail to convert. Fight for survival is on.
LAST WEEK: 14
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 14
Latest result: Lost at Al Taawon  0-1
Next SPL match: Home against Al Khaleej (8/4)