Al Akhdoud - Al Ittifaq Dammam
Saudi Arabia Premier League - Prince Hathloul Stadium
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change
Al Ittifaq will be hoping to end their four-game winless run in all competitions this weekend when they make the trip to struggling Al Akhdooud who sit third from bottom in the Saudi Pro League with just ten points from their opening fourteen matches.
Al Akhdoud vs Al Ittifaq prediction – Betting tips & odds
Hot Tip – Under 2.5 Goals
- Under 2.5 Goals have been produced in five of Al Ittifaq's last six matches in all competitions.
- Al Ittifaq have failed to score in four of their last six matches.
Another reason why we're backing this bet over any other Al Akhdoud vs Al Ittifaq betting tips is that Al Akhdoud have failed to score in three of their last six outings in the Saudi Pro League.
- HOME: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
- DRAW: 27/10 (3.70) – 27%
- AWAY: 1/1 (2.00) – 50%
Al Ittifaq are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 50%, and we tend to agree with the bookmarks on this one given how the two teams have performed so far this season. for more football betting tips on this game, check out the Team to Score First market. If you want to back Al Akhdoud to score first the odds stand at 6/4 (2.50) with a probability of 40%, while a bet on Al Ittifaq to find the back of the net first is priced at 7/10 (1.70) which has a probability of 58.8%.
Al Akhdoud vs Al Ittifaq prediction – Other tips
Correct Score: 1-1
- Each of Al Ittifaq's last three league games have ended in draws.
- Each of those Al Ittifaq stalemates have produced under 2.5 goals.
Both Teams to Score
- Both teams have scored in three of Al Akhdoud's last five outings in the Saudi Pro League.
- The hosts have failed to keep a single clean sheet in any of their last ten fixtures.
Al Akhdoud vs Al Ittifaq team news
Al Akhdoud made the tricky trip to Al Nassr last time out where true to form, the home side ran out comfortable 3-0 winners. Jorge Mendonça's side didn't pick up any fresh injuries during the ninety minutes and could go with the same starting eleven against Al Ittifaq this weekend.
Predicted Lineup: Vítor (GK), Kvirkvelia, Burcă, Al Rubaie, Al Zabdani, Khamis, Tănase, Collado, Pedroza, Tawamba & Godwin
Al Ittifaq faced a tough game at home to Al Ittihad on Friday but managed to come away with a share of the spoils. Former Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum fired Steven Gerrard's men in front in the first half but the visitors equalised early in the second and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Jordan Henderson and Demarai Gray played the entire ninety minutes for Al Ittifaq, while former Liverpool midfielder Fabinho and ex-Real Madrid star Karim Benzema played the entire game for Al Ittihad.
Predicted Lineup: Victor (GK), Tisserand, Hendry, Al Shamrani, Khateeb, Abdulrahman, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Hazzazi, Quaison & Gray
*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off
Player to Watch: Jordan Henderson
Al Ittifaq midfielder Jordan Henderson has played a crucial role for Steven Gerrard's side this season.
Not only has Henderson used his experience to control many games from the center of the pitch, the England international has also provided more assists than any other Al Ittifaq player this season (4).
In what we are expecting to be a tight and tense ninety minutes between these two clubs, we're backing Henderson to put in another captain's performance.