Al Ahli vs Al Khaleej prediction, odds & betting tips 29/12/2023

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Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Ahli Jeddah - Al Khaleej Saihat

Saudi Arabia Premier League - King Abdullah Sports City

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Al Ahli will be hoping to close the gap on both Al Nassr and Al Hilal this week. The hosts take on mid-table Al Khaleej on Friday and head into the game as the clear favourite to win with all bookmakers.

Al Ahli vs Al Khaleej prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Over 3.5 Goals

  • Four of the last five meetings between these two clubs have produced over 3.5 goals.
  • At least four goals have been scored in four of Al Ahli's last league games.

Another reason that we have backed over 3.5 goals as our main prediction is that three of Al Khaleej's last six matches have produced over 3.5 goals.

Latest odds

Head to Head

17/08/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

sa

Al Ahli Jeddah

1

3

04/03/17

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

sa

Al Ahli Jeddah

2

2

29/10/16

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

sa

Al Ahli Jeddah

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

4

1

05/02/16

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

sa

Al Ahli Jeddah

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

1

1

27/08/15

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

sa

Al Ahli Jeddah

0

4

Last Five - Al Ahli Jeddah

16/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Akhdoud

Al Akhdoud

sa

Al Ahli Jeddah

3

2

L

01/02/24

World Club Friendlies World

Al Nasr SC

Al Nasr SC

sa

Al Ahli Jeddah

2

2

D

28/01/24

World Club Friendlies World

El Zamalek

El Zamalek

sa

Al Ahli Jeddah

3

0

L

27/01/24

Dubai Cup Dubai

Wuhan Three Towns

Wuhan Three Towns

sa

Al Ahli Jeddah

1

3

W

29/12/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

sa

Al Ahli Jeddah

0

1

W

Last Five - Al Khaleej Saihat

15/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

2

0

L

29/12/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

sa

Al Ahli Jeddah

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

1

0

L

21/12/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Feiha

Al Feiha

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

0

3

W

16/12/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

sa

Al Riyadh

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

0

1

W

11/12/23

Saudi Arabia Cup Saudi

Abha

Abha

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

1

2

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 21/50 (1,42) – 70.4%
  • DRAW: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%
  • AWAY: 13/2 (7.50) – 13.3%

Al Ahli are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 70.4%, and we can't argue with the bookmakers on that pick. For more football betting tips on this match, check out the Both Teams to Score market.

If you want to back BTTS in this game, like us, the odds stand at 20/23 (1.87) which has a probability of 53.5%, or you could go the other way and back BTTS – No at 1/1 (2.00) with a probability of 50%.

Al Ahli vs Al Khaleej prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 3-1

  • Al Ahli won 3-1 the last time they took on Al Khaleej back in August.
  • Al Khaleej have scored in each of their last six matches in all competitions.

Riyad Mahrez to Score Anytime

  • Mahrez top scores for Al Ahli with eight league goals so far this season.
  • The Algerian international is in great form right now with three goals in his last four appearances.

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Al Ahli vs Al Khaleej team news

Al Ahli

Al Ahli cruised to all three points away at Al Hazm last time out. Top scorer Riyad Mahrez broke the deadlock in first-half stoppage-time and Gabri Veiga made it 2-0 shortly before the hour mark. Feras Al Brikan scored a third goal for the visitors nine minutes from time and in stoppage time, Turkish international Merih Demiral made it 4-0.

Rayan Hamidou picked up a knock in that game and looks set to be replaced by Demiral in the starting lineup for the Al Khaleej game.

Predicted Lineup: Mendy (GK), Ibañez, Majrashi, Yaslam, Demiral, Késsié, Al Majhad, Veiga, Mahrez, Saint-Maximin & Al Brikan

Al Khaleej

Al Khaleej made light work of Al Fayha in their last league game. Jung Woo-Young fired the home side in front after twenty-one minutes and a penalty from Khaled Narey made it 2-0 at the interval. The second half proved much tighter but an own goal from Sami Al Khaibari late on made the final scoreline 3-0 to Al Khaleej.

Al Khaleej have a clean bill of health and no suspended players for the trip to Al Ahli this week.

Predicted Lineup: Šehić (GK), López, Rebocho, Al Khabrani, Al Hamsal, Jung, Hawsawi, Rodrigues, Martins, Narey & Sherif 

Al Ahli Jeddah

sa
4-2-3-1
16
Edouard Mendy
sn
27
Ali Majrashi
sa
46
Rayan Hamed
sa
3
Roger Ibanez
br
31
Saad Yaslam Balobaid
sa
29
Mohamed Al-Majhad
sa
79
Franck Kessie
ci
7
Riyad Mahrez
dz
24
Gabriel Veiga
es
97
Allan Saint-Maximin
fr
20
Feras Al-Buraikan
sa
Substitutes
37
Abdulbasit Mohammed Hindi
sa
40
Ali Al Asmari
sa
19
Fahad Al-Rashidi
sa
28
Merih Demiral
tr
15
Abdullah Alammar
sa
30
Ziyad Al-Johani
sa
1
Abdulrahman Salem Al-Sanbi
sa
8
Sumayhan Dhaidan Al Nabit Al Baqaawi
sa
10
Roberto Firmino
br

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat
4-5-1
23
Ibrahim Sehic
ba
39
Saeed Al-Hamsl
sa
3
Mohammed Al-Khubrani
sa
4
Lisandro Lopez
ar
5
Rebocho
pt
7
Khaled Narey
tg
18
Abdalellah Hawsawi
sa
55
Jung Woo-young
kr
8
Ivo Rodrigues
pt
10
Fabio Martins
pt
9
Mohamed Sherif
eg
18
Abdulelah Abdulelah
sa
Substitutes
27
Fawaz Al-Torais
sa
17
Hassan Al-Majhad
sa
6
Khaled Al Samiri
sa
13
Abdullah Ahmed Al-Shanqiti
sa
96
Marwan Al Haidari
sa
11
Abdullah Al Salem
sa
15
Mansour Hamzi
sa
33
Bandar Al Mutairi
sa
25
Arif Saleh Al-Haydar
sa

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Allan Saint-Maximin

Allan Saint-Maximin didn't produce enough end product during his days in the Premier League with Newcastle but the French winger has been providing plenty of goalscoring opportunities for his Al Ahli teammates.

Saint-Maximin, 26, has chipped in with three league goals so far this season but leads the way when it comes to assists for Al Ahli, setting up eight goals in the Saudi Pro League alone. We're backing the former Newcastle man to impress once again on Friday, helping to guide Al Ahli to yet another three points.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.