Al Hilal vs Al Ain prediction, odds & betting tips – 23/04/2024

Al Hilal Riyadh
23/04/24 - 19:00

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AFC Champions League - Kingdom Arena

2nd Round

Al Hilal vs Al Ain prediction
Al-Hilal have a two-goal deficit to overcome in the AFC Champions League semi-finals – Photo by Icon Sport

Al Hilal have a two-goal lead to protect when they take on Al Ain at the Kingdom Arena in the AFC Champions League semi-final second leg on Tuesday, 23 April. Check out our Champions League betting tips for the match below.

Al Hilal vs Al Ain prediction: Al Hilal to mount epic comeback?

Al Hilal vs Al Ain predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Over 2.5 Goals

Correct score prediction

Al Hilal 3-1 Al Ain

⚽ Anytime goalscorer prediction

Malcom

Key Stats

  • Al Ain eased to a 4-2 win over Al Hilal when the teams met in the semi-final first-leg last week, however, Al Hilal had won 36 matches in a row before that loss.
  • All of Al Hilal’s last seven matches in all competitions have featured over 2.5 goals.
  • Six of Al Ain’s last seven fixtures have featured goals at both ends.
  • Malcom has scored seven times in his last five appearances for Al Hilal.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Al Hilal are odds-on favourites

  • HOME: 1/6 (1.17) – 85.7%
  • DRAW: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4%
  • AWAY: 10/1 (11.00) – 9.1%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Al Ain are in command of their semi-final double-header following their superb 4-2 win at Al Ain in last week’s first leg and the UAE outfit will be determined to get over the line on Tuesday. The bookies have given Al Ain just a 9.1%% chance of winning this week however, though our football betting tips are forecasting a competitive tussle.

Al Hilal had won 36 fixtures on the spin before their surprise first-leg loss to Al Ain last week, and they have the quality to mount a rousing comeback in this week’s second encounter between the clubs.

AFC Champions League 17/04/24

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

4
Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

2

AFC Champions League 06/05/19

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

2
Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

0

AFC Champions League 05/03/19

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

0
Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

1

AFC Champions League 02/04/18

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

2
Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

1

AFC Champions League 13/02/18

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

0
Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

0

Al Ain’s first-leg meeting with Al Hilal was the teams’ first encounter in five years. Results between the sides over the past decade have been mixed, though Al Ain have never won as the away side in this fixture.

Al Hilal preview: Hosts have several star players

Al Hilal manager Jorge Jesus likes to set his team up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, so expect to see a similar system this week. Kalidou Koulibaly, Ruben Neves, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Malcom will be the star names in the host's XI. Neymar and Aleksandar Mitrovic are out injured.

Predicted lineup: Al Owais – Abdulhamid, Koulibaly, Al Bulayhi, Al Shahrani – Neves, Milinkovic-Savic, Michael, Malcolm, Al Dawsari – Al Hamddan

Saudi Arabia Pro League 17/05/24

D

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

1

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

1

Saudi Arabia Pro League 11/05/24

W

Al Hazm

Al Hazm

1

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

4

Saudi Arabia Pro League 06/05/24

W

Al Ahli Jeddah

Al Ahli Jeddah

1

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

2

Saudi Arabia Pro League 03/05/24

W

Al Taawon Buraidah

Al Taawon Buraidah

0

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

3

Saudi Arabia Cup 30/04/24

W

Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

1

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

2

Al Ain preview: Visitors could be unchanged

Al Ain boss Hernan Crespo used a 4-4-2 formation in the first leg and he could lean on the same tactical framework on Tuesday. Hattrick hero Soufiane Rahimi will lead the line again. Al Ain scored three penalties in their first-leg triumph.

Predicted lineup: Eisa – Al Ahbabi, Al Hasehmi, Kouadio, Erik – Al Baloushi, Nader, Yong-Woo, Palacios – Romero, Rahimi

UAE Premier League 20/05/24

W

Al Wahda Abu Dhabi

Al Wahda Abu Dhabi

0

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

2

UAE Premier League 16/05/24

L

Al Ittihad Kalba

Al Ittihad Kalba

1

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

0

AFC Champions League 11/05/24

L

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

2

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

1

UAE Premier League 06/05/24

W

Khor Fakkan

Khor Fakkan

0

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

1

UAE Cup 03/05/24

L

Al Wahda Abu Dhabi

Al Wahda Abu Dhabi

1

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

0

Al Hilal vs Al Ain prediction
Malcom could make the difference for Al Hilal this week – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Malcom

Brazilian attacker Malcom scored one of Al Hilal’s two goals in last week’s first-leg defeat, and the talented forward will be determined to make his mark again when the Saudi side attempt to overturn a 4-2 deficit in the semi-final second-leg this week.

Malcom in good form

The 27-year-old Malcom has been in excellent form of late, bagging seven goals in his last six appearances for Al Hilal in all competition. The ex-Barcelona man has notched four times in the AFC Champions League this term, and his nose for the big occasion could be crucial again on Tuesday.


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