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Saudi Pro League: Abha vs Al Ahli – Betting preview

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Ace Football previews the Saudi Pro League round 15 match between Abha and Al Ahli and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.

Abha welcome Al Ahli this coming Thursday in the Saudi Pro League, with the host motivated by the possibility of closing the gap in the table on the visitors. On the other hand, the latter could distance themselves even further with a win in this exciting round 15 match.

Placed 15th in the table Abha have amassed 13 points after 14 matches. On 27 points, Al Ahli rank threeth with 14 matches played this season.


Form: Abha vs Al Ahli

Abha Form

Abha have been a bit bleak in their last three matches, although it opened with a 3-2 victory against Al Akhdoud. Unable to follow that up, they went down 4-2 against Al Ittihad, before handing over all three points in a 4-2 defeat against Damac FC. It has been a bit hit-and-miss for Abha but at least mostly hit, as they put four wins on the board in their previous six Saudi Pro League matches. They didn’t draw any matches, but lost twice, scoring nine goals while conceding eight.

Al Ahli Form

In their previous three outings, Al Ahli won by 3-0 against Al Riyadh, drew 2-2 with Damac FC, before also drawing 0-0 against Al Shabab. Al Ahli claimed two wins against one draw and three defeats in their last six away matches in the Saudi Pro League. The scoreline from these matches reads 15 goals conceded and 11 scored.

Betting stats for Abha and Al Ahli

Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Abha and Al Ahli played across all tournaments.

  • Abha have conceded in 27 of the last 29 matches
  • In the last 6 matches in a row Abha played, both teams scored
  • Abha have scored in 16 of the last 18 home matches
  • In 8 of the last 9 Abha matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In the last 3 Abha matches the sum of goals was over 4.5
  • In 8 of the last 10 away matches Al Ahli played, both teams scored
  • Al Ahli have scored in 12 of the last 14 matches
  • Al Ahli have scored in 12 of the last 14 away matches
  • In 5 of the last 6 Al Ahli away matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
  • Al Ahli have not won 9 of the last 11 away matches

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Full-time result

Abha won six of their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while losing four times. Al Ahli won two of their last 10 games away from home, with four draws and four defeats as well. Abha have not lost to Al Ahli in 4 consecutive home meetings.

Both teams to score

Surprisingly, Abha only scored the first goal of the match in two out of their last ten games. Al Ahli scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Both teams have scored in last 6 consecutive Abha games Abha managed the first goal of the game in only two of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Al Ahli were first on target in six of their last 10 outings. Abha have scored in 3 consecutive home meetings with Al Ahli.

Total goals

Abha saw over 2.5 goals in eight of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.3 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the last ten games for Al Ahli, who scored 1.7 times on average in these matches. The last 3 Saudi Pro League matches for Abha has over 4.5 goals.

Suggested bet: Abha vs Al Ahli

To sum up, the upcoming match between Abha and Al Ahli seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Saudi Pro League game.

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