Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the Saudi Pro League match between Al-Wehda and Al Akhdoud. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
Despite their unconvincing form, Al-Wehda stand a good chance of adding three more points to their account in round 16. They face Al Akhdoud this coming Saturday, and they’ll be disappointed to miss out on a win at King Abdul Aziz Stadium.
Al-Wehda are tenth in the rankings with 19 points after 15 matches played, whereas Al Akhdoud rank 15th in the Saudi Pro League on 13 points.
Team form: Al-Wehda vs Al Akhdoud
It is all or nothing with Al-Wehda presently. They first went down 3-1 in an encounter with Al Nassr FC, to which they replied by beating Al Khaleej3-1. Their latest encounter once again had them on the losing side, when they lost 2-0 against Al-Raed. Al-Wehda won three of their previous six matches at King Abdul Aziz Stadium in the Saudi Pro League. They drew one and suffered two defeats, scoring 15 goals to ten against.
Al Akhdoud Form
Their past three matches saw Al Akhdoud beating Al Hazem 2-1, losing 3-0 against Al Nassr FC, and beating Al-Ettifaq by 1-0. Al Akhdoud 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 ten goals conceded and five scored.
Betting facts for Al-Wehda and Al Akhdoud
Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Al-Wehda and Al Akhdoud played across all tournaments.
- In 12 of the last 14 Al-Wehda matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 9 of the last 11 matches Al-Wehda played, both teams scored
- Al-Wehda have conceded in 16 of the last 17 home matches
- Al-Wehda have conceded in 16 of the last 18 matches
- In 7 of the last 8 Al-Wehda home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 12 of the last 13 Al Akhdoud matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Al Akhdoud have conceded in 13 of the last 15 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Al Akhdoud matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 6 of the last 7 Al Akhdoud away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Al Akhdoud have lost the last 3 away matches in a row
Players under-the-radar: Al-Wehda vs Al Akhdoud
Leandre Tawamba Kana shows decent form right now for Al Akhdoud, 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-Wehda, who are strong favourites on Saturday. Siding with Odion Ighalo also look a nice prospect as he scored three goals in his last six Saudi Pro League matches.
Popular betting markets: Al-Wehda vs Al Akhdoud
In their last 10 matches at King Abdul Aziz Stadium across all tournaments Al-Wehda won four times, drew one and lost five times. Al Akhdoud claimed two wins, one draw and four defeats in their last 10 games away.
Both teams to score
Amazingly, Al-Wehda scored the first goal of the match in just three out of the last ten games at home. Curiously, Al Akhdoud only scored the opening goal of the match in three of the last seven away games. Both teams have scored in the last 4 consecutive home games Al-Wehda played. Both teams have been quite terrible at keeping their opponents at bay in recent matches. While Al-Wehda managed to keep a clean sheet in one of the last 10 games, Al Akhdoud kept their opponent from scoring in one of their last 10 matches.
In their previous ten matches across all tournaments Al-Wehda saw over 2.5 goals scored eight times, and they scored 1.9 goals on average during this run. In the last ten games for Al Akhdoud, six of them had more than 2.5 goals, and they scored an average of 0.8 times goals per game themselves. Al-Wehda conceded a goal in their 8 most recent matches.
Betting tip: Al-Wehda vs Al Akhdoud
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Al-Wehda and Al Akhdoud 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.