Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the Saudi Pro League match between Al Akhdoud and Al-Ettifaq. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
Al-Ettifaq travel to Al Akhdoud this coming Saturday, when they pair of them go toe-to-toe at Prince Hathloul bin Abdul Aziz Sport City in a exciting Saudi Pro League encounter.
Al Akhdoud are number 16 in the table on ten points after 14 matches. Al-Ettifaq rank as number 7 with 23 points after 14 matches played.
Team form: Al Akhdoud vs Al-Ettifaq
Al Akhdoud Form
Al Akhdoud are currently performing inconsistently, as they lost against Abha by a 3-2 score, before winning 2-1 against Al Hazem. They were back on the losing side in a 3-0 defeat against Al Nassr FC. Al Akhdoud claimed just a single measly home win from a possible six in the Saudi Pro League, which also saw them drawing zero and losing five matches, in which they scored three and conceded nine goals.
Following three draws in their last three matches, Al-Ettifaq could do with a win again. Against Al-Raed, they shared the points in a 0-0 draw, before splitting the points in a 0-0 with Al-Fayha. Another 1-1 stalemate against Al Ittihad followed. Al-Ettifaq, meanwhile, won twice, while they’ve drawn two and lost two in their last six away in the Saudi Pro League.
Betting facts for Al Akhdoud and Al-Ettifaq
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on the data from the last couple of matches that Al Akhdoud and Al-Ettifaq played across all competitions.
- In 11 of the last 12 Al Akhdoud matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Al Akhdoud have lost 6 of the last 7 home matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- Al Akhdoud have conceded in 13 of the last 14 matches
- In the last 6 Al Akhdoud home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Al Akhdoud have lost 6 of the last 7 home matches
- In 22 of the last 24 Al-Ettifaq away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Al-Ettifaq have not lost 8 of the last 10 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Al-Ettifaq away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 6 of the last 7 Al-Ettifaq matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Al-Ettifaq have drawn the last 3 matches in a row
In-form players: Al Akhdoud vs Al-Ettifaq
Look no further than Leandre Tawamba Kana, when searching for a marksman currently in good shape. He hit the target twice lately for Al Akhdoud in the Saudi Pro League, while Georginio Wijnaldum managed three goals in the last half dozen matches for Al-Ettifaq in this tournament. No doubt, both are looking to add to their total once again.
Betting markets: Al Akhdoud vs Al-Ettifaq
Al Akhdoud racked up one wins in their previous 10 matches on their home ground across all tournaments. They lost six and now face Al-Ettifaq who won four of their previous 10 away matches. They drew two and lost four.
Both teams to score
Surprisingly, Al Akhdoud only scored the first goal of the match in three out of their last ten games. Al-Ettifaq scored the opening goal in five of a possible ten games. Al Akhdoud managed the first goal of the game in only three of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Al-Ettifaq were first on target in five of their last 10 outings.
In Al Akhdoud’s last ten games, there have been over 2.5 goals in six of them. They managed to average 0.8 goals goals per match across all tournaments. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Al-Ettifaq, who managed to score 1.5 times in those matches. Al Akhdoud conceded a goal in their last 9 matches.
Betting prediction: Al Akhdoud vs Al-Ettifaq
To sum up, the upcoming match between Al Akhdoud and Al-Ettifaq 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.