Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the Saudi Pro League game between Al Ittihad and Al Khaleej.
Al Ittihad come up against visiting side Al Khaleej in a Saudi Pro League fixture this coming Thursday at Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal.
Al Ittihad are placed fourth with 25 points after 14 matches. Al Khaleej occupy a position as 14th in the league on 13 points.
Team form: Al Ittihad vs Al Khaleej
Al Ittihad Form
In their last three matches, Al Ittihad lost 1-0 against Al Shabab, won 4-2 against Abha, before drawing 1-1 against Al-Ettifaq. In their last six Saudi Pro League home matches, Al Ittihad have three wins, while they’ve drawn one and lost two. They scored 13 and conceded ten goals.
Al Khaleej Form
It is all or nothing with Al Khaleej, who only triumphed once in their previous three outings. They were defeated 2-0 against Al Nassr FC, before beating Al Taee 3-1. Unable to build on that, they lost 3-1 against Al-Wehda. Al Khaleej 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 eight goals conceded and six scored.
Betting stats and facts for Al Ittihad and Al Khaleej
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Al Ittihad and Al Khaleej played across all tournaments.
- Al Ittihad have not lost 15 of the last 17 home matches
- In 11 of the last 13 Al Ittihad matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Al Ittihad have scored in 15 of the last 17 home matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Al Ittihad matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Al Ittihad have conceded in 7 of the last 8 matches
- Al Khaleej have conceded in 13 of the last 15 matches
- Al Khaleej have lost the last 3 away matches in a row while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- In 6 of the last 8 Al Khaleej matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Al Khaleej have lost the last 3 away matches in a row
- Al Khaleej have not won 6 of the last 7 matches
Players to watch: Al Ittihad vs Al Khaleej
Fabio Martins shows decent form right now for Al Khaleej, 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 Ittihad, who are strong favourites this coming Thursday. Siding with Karim Benzema also look a nice prospect as he scored five goals in his last six Saudi Pro League matches.
Popular markets: Al Ittihad vs Al Khaleej
Al Ittihad won seven of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, while drawing one and losing two as well. Al Khaleej won three from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew three and lost four in this run. Al Ittihad have not lost to Al Khaleej in 4 consecutive home meetings.
Both teams to score
Al Ittihad scored the first goal of the match in five of their previous ten games. Al Khaleej got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. Both teams have been quite terrible at keeping their opponents at bay in recent matches. While Al Ittihad managed to keep a clean sheet in two of the last 10 games, Al Khaleej kept their opponent from scoring in two of their last 10 matches. Al Ittihad have scored in 8 consecutive league meetings with Al Khaleej.
In their last ten matches across all tournaments, Al Ittihad saw four of them finish with more than 2.5 goals, with themselves scoring an average of 1.4 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Al Khaleej, who managed to score one time in those matches. Al Ittihad conceded a goal in their previous 6 matches in a row.
Recommended tip: Al Ittihad vs Al Khaleej
The match between Al Ittihad and Al Khaleej should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this Saudi Pro League game.