Ace Football team previews the Saudi Pro League clash between Al-Ettifaq and Al Ittihad and offers the latest team news, stats, and free betting tips with the best odds.
The spotlight is on both Al-Ettifaq and Al Ittihad, as the rivals go looking to boost their points tally. They face each other on Friday in the Saudi Pro League at a neutral venue.
Al-Ettifaq are number 7 in the table on 22 points after 13 matches. Al Ittihad rank as number 5 with 24 points after 13 matches played.
Team form: Al-Ettifaq vs Al Ittihad
The Al-Ettifaq team look in good shape before their match against Al Ittihad, as they seek to remain unbeaten. Firstly, they beat Al-Wehda 2-3, then they held Al-Raed to a 0-0 draw. Their last outing resulted in a hard fought 0-0 draw Al-Fayha. Al-Ettifaq won three of their previous six matches at a neutral venue in the Saudi Pro League. They drew two and suffered one defeats, scoring 11 goals to eight against.
Al Ittihad Form
In their last three matches, Al Ittihad drew 2-2 with Al Hazem, lost 1-0 against Al Shabab and beat Abha 4-2. Al Ittihad managed a decent return of three wins in their last six Saudi Pro League away matches, in which they scored nine while also conceding two times. They also experienced two draws and one defeat.
Betting stats for Al-Ettifaq and Al Ittihad
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Al-Ettifaq and Al Ittihad. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- In 3 of the last 4 Al-Ettifaq matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- Al-Ettifaq have not lost 7 of the last 9 matches
- In 5 of the last 6 Al-Ettifaq matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Al-Ettifaq have not won 5 of the last 6 matches
- In 3 of the last 4 Al-Ettifaq matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 10 of the last 12 Al Ittihad matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 5 of the last 7 Al Ittihad matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Al Ittihad have conceded in 6 of the last 7 matches
- Al Ittihad have not won 5 of the last 7 matches
Players on top: Al-Ettifaq vs Al Ittihad
While Karim Benzema added five strikes to his account in his last six games in the Saudi Pro League, Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice in his last six.
Betting markets: Al-Ettifaq vs Al Ittihad
Al-Ettifaq won five of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, while drawing three and losing two as well. Al Ittihad won six from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew two and lost two in this run. Al Ittihad have not lost to Al-Ettifaq in 4 consecutive meetings.
Both teams to score
Al-Ettifaq scored the first goal of the match in five games from a possible ten. Al Ittihad scored the opening goal in four of a possible ten games. Al-Ettifaq managed the first goal of the game in only four of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Al Ittihad were first on target in four of their last 10 outings.
Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet in five of Al-Ettifaq’s past ten matches across all tournaments. They scored 1.4 goals on average along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Al Ittihad, who managed to score 1.3 times in those matches.
Betting suggestion: Al-Ettifaq vs Al Ittihad
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Al-Ettifaq and Al Ittihad seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Saudi Pro League match.