Ace Football team offers a betting preview for Al Shabab and Al-Ettifaq who will clash on Thursday. The betting preview includes the latest fixture stats, facts and a free betting tip with the best odds from our recommended bookmakers.
Al Shabab are 12th in the rankings with 16 points after 15 matches played, whereas Al-Ettifaq rank seventh in the Saudi Pro League on 23 points.
Form: Al Shabab vs Al-Ettifaq
Al Shabab Form
A solitary draw point prevents Al Shabab from having nothing to show for their previous three games. They came up short in a 2-1 defeat against Al-Raed, before drawing 0-0 with Al Ahli. They came up empty-handed once again when Al-Taawoun ran out as 1-2 winners. Al Shabab claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six matches on home soil in the Saudi Pro League. They also drew one and lost two, as they scored ten and conceded seven goals.
In their last three matches, Al-Ettifaq drew 0-0 with Al-Fayha, drew 1-1 with Al Ittihad and lost 1-0 against Al Akhdoud. In their last six away matches in the Saudi Pro League, Al-Ettifaq won twice, while also recording two draws. They endured two defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying five goals conceded and six scored.
Betting stats and facts for Al Shabab and Al-Ettifaq
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Al Shabab and Al-Ettifaq. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- Al Shabab have scored in 14 of the last 16 home matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Al Shabab home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 6 Al Shabab matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 5 of the last 7 home matches Al Shabab played, both teams scored
- Al Shabab have scored in 9 of the last 11 matches
- In 23 of the last 25 Al-Ettifaq away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 4 of the last 5 Al-Ettifaq away matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In 7 of the last 9 Al-Ettifaq away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 7 of the last 8 Al-Ettifaq matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 4 Al-Ettifaq matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
In-form players: Al Shabab vs Al-Ettifaq
Having scored just once lately in the Saudi Pro League, Romain Saiss will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Al-Ettifaq hope Georginio Wijnaldum can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of three Saudi Pro League goals in his last six Saudi Pro League games.
Betting markets: Al Shabab vs Al-Ettifaq
Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium witnessed Al Shabab winning four times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing two and losing four as well. Al-Ettifaq claimed four wins, two draw and four defeats in their last 10 games away. Al Shabab have not lost to Al-Ettifaq in 14 consecutive home meetings.
Both teams to score
Al Shabab scored first in six of their last ten home games. Al-Ettifaq scored the opening goal in five of a possible ten games. Of the previous 10 outings, Al Shabab scored the opening goal five times, whereas their opponents were first on target in five of their last 10 games. Al Shabab have scored in 7 consecutive home meetings with Al-Ettifaq.
Al Shabab saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.3 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Al-Ettifaq’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.2 goals in these matches.
Suggested bet: Al Shabab vs Al-Ettifaq
The match between Al Shabab and Al-Ettifaq 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.