Ace Football previews the Saudi Pro League round 8 match between Al Hilal and Al Shabab and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Al Hilal go up against Al Shabab at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium on Friday in a thrilling Saudi Pro League match.
Al Hilal are chasing the first place in the Saudi Pro League after collecting 17 points from their initial seven encounters. Al Shabab trail them on eight points after seven rounds, sitting as number 11 in the table.
Form: Al Hilal vs Al Shabab
Al Hilal Form
Al Hilal collected seven points from their last three matches, as they ran out 3-4 and 6-1 winners against Al Ittihad and Al Riyadh, respectively. Against Damac FC, they had to settle for a draw after a 1-1 draw. Al Hilal put four wins on the board in their previous six Saudi Pro League matches at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium. They drew twice while losing none, scored 16 goals while conceding six.
Al Shabab Form
Al Shabab won twice in their last three matches, but began by losing 1-3 against Al Khaleej, before beating Al-Fayha 0-1. Another win followed, this time by 4-1 against Al Hazem. Al Shabab won twice, while also recording zero draws, and four defeats in their last six away matches in the Saudi Pro League. The scoreline from these matches says 12 goals conceded and eight scored.
Betting stats for Al Hilal and Al Shabab
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Al Hilal and Al Shabab. The facts are based on the stats from games played out across all tournaments.
- Al Hilal have scored in 30 of the last 32 home matches
- Al Hilal have not lost the last 11 matches in a row
- Al Hilal have not lost the last 11 home matches in a row
- Al Hilal have scored in the last 11 matches in a row
- In 8 of the last 10 matches Al Hilal played, both teams scored
- Al Shabab have scored in 25 of the last 27 away matches
- Al Shabab have conceded in 16 of the last 17 away matches
- In 10 of the last 12 Al Shabab away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Al Shabab have conceded in 13 of the last 15 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 matches Al Shabab played, both teams scored
In-form players: Al Hilal vs Al Shabab
Ever Banega shows decent form right now for Al Shabab, as he scored two goals in his last six games in the Saudi Pro League. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Al Hilal, who are strong favourites this coming Friday. Siding with Salem Al-Dawsari also look a nice prospect as he scored six goals in his last six Saudi Pro League matches.
Popular markets: Al Hilal vs Al Shabab
Al Hilal won five of their last 10 matches on home soil, while drawing five in a run that saw them avoid defeat in front of their home supporters. Al Shabab won three of their last 10 away games across all tournaments, whilst also drawing one and losing six. Al Hilal are on a fine streak of 9 matches without defeat. Al Hilal are a tough nut to crack currently, with no less than 9 matches without defeat. Al Hilal have not lost to Al Shabab in 8 consecutive home meetings.
Both teams to score
Al Hilal scored the first goal in six out of their last ten games. Al Shabab got the opening goal in five out of their last ten away games. Al Hilal managed to open the scoreline in no less than six of their previous 10 games. Their opponent from Al Shabab performed a similar feat as they scored the opener in six of their last 10 games. Al Hilal have scored in 8 consecutive home meetings with Al Shabab.
Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Al Hilal’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 2.7 goals during this run. In the previous ten matches for Al Shabab, betting on over 2.5 goals turned out to be a winning bet in seven of them. On average, Al Shabab scored 1.5 times goals per game. Al Hilal were on the scoreboard at least once in their previous 9 matches.
Betting prediction: Al Hilal vs Al Shabab
In conclusion, we have a free betting prediction for this game between Al Hilal and Al Shabab. The betting tip was formed based on the abovementioned statements.