Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the Saudi Pro League match between Al Khaleej and Abha. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
Al Khaleej come up against visiting side Abha in a Saudi Pro League fixture on Friday at Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium.
Placed 14th in the table Al Khaleej have amassed 13 points after 15 matches. On 13 points, Abha rank 16th with 15 matches played this season.
Form: Al Khaleej vs Abha
Al Khaleej Form
In their last three matches, Al Khaleej won 3-1 against Al Taee, before losing 3-1 against Al-Wehda and 4-2 to Al Ittihad. Al Khaleej only managed one meagre home win from a possible six at Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium in the Saudi Pro League. They also drew three and lost two of these six encounters, in which they scored six and conceded eight goals.
Abha endured a tough spell in their last three matches, from which they have nothing to show. They were beaten 4-2 by Al Ittihad, before Damac FC ran out 4-2 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Al Ahli, who came out 0-6 winners. Abha came through their last six away games in the Saudi Pro League without a single win. Of those six matches, they drew one and lost five in which, they were outscored by 19 goals to seven.
Betting stats and facts for Al Khaleej and Abha
Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Al Khaleej and Abha. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.
- Al Khaleej have conceded in 14 of the last 16 matches
- Al Khaleej have conceded in 12 of the last 13 home matches
- In 6 of the last 8 home matches Al Khaleej played, both teams scored
- In the last 3 matches in a row Al Khaleej played, both teams scored
- In the last 3 Al Khaleej matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
- Abha have not won the last 17 away matches in a row
- Abha have lost 16 of the last 17 away matches
- Abha have conceded in 29 of the last 30 away matches
- Abha have conceded in 28 of the last 30 matches
- Abha have lost the last 3 matches in a row and the sum of goals was over 5.5
Players to watch: Al Khaleej vs Abha
Fabio Martins scored twice in the six most recent games for Al Khaleej, with Grzegorz Krychowiak providing two goals for Abha in his last six.
Betting markets: Al Khaleej vs Abha
Al Khaleej won three of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, while drawing three and losing four as well. Abha won zero from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew one and lost nine in this run. Astonishingly, Abha failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 13 matches.
Both teams to score
Surprisingly, Al Khaleej only scored the first goal of the match in two out of their last ten games. Curiously, Abha only scored the opening goal of the match in one of the last ten away games. Both teams have scored in the last 4 consecutive away games Abha played. Al Khaleej managed the first goal of the game in only two of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Abha were first on target in two of their last 10 outings.
Over 2.5 goals happened in four of Al Khaleej’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 0.9 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in nine of Abha’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.3 goals in these matches. Al Khaleej conceded a goal in their previous 6 matches in a row. The last five Abha games in the Saudi Pro League offered over 4.5 goals.
Betting suggestion: Al Khaleej vs Abha
The match between Al Khaleej and Abha 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.