Al Ettifaq vs Al Akhdoud prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/05/2024

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Al Ettifaq vs Al Akhdoud prediction
Can Al Akhdoud surprise Al Ettifaq again? – Photo by Icon Sport

Al Ettifaq will host Al Akhdoud in the upcoming Saudi Pro League round on Friday, 17 May.

Will Al Akhdoud get the points they desperately need in their fight for survival or will Al Ettifaq push them closer to relegation? Read our Al Ettifaq vs Al Akhdoud prediction and preview to find out.

Al Ettifaq vs Al Akhdoud prediction: A confident win for the hosts

Al Ettifaq vs Al Akhdoud predictions
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Al Ettifaq 2-0 Al Akhdoud

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals prediction

No

Key Stats

  • Al Akhdoud have lost nine of their 15 matches away from home in the Saudi Pro League this season.
  • Al Ettifaq enter this match after a 5-0 thrashing of Al Ittihad, the defending champions.
  • Al Akhdoud have averaged 2.55 total goals per game, while Al Ettifaq have averaged 2.35 total goals per game this season, which are two of the three lowest averages in the league.
  • In the first duel between these two teams earlier this season, we only saw one goal.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Al Ettifaq backed by the bookies 

  • HOME: 4/9 (1.44) – 69.20%
  • DRAW: 18/5 (4.60) – 21.70%
  • AWAY: 11/2 (6.50) – 28.60%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Looking at these Al Ettifaq vs Al Akhdoud odds, we can see that the hosts are the expected winners, which is not surprising given that Al Ettifaq are 16 points ahead of Al Akhdoud in the standings.

On top of that, Al Ettifaq have been in better form than Al Akhdoud lately, even though they've been inconsistent. However, the guests will have a stronger motive in this match since they're in the midst of the battle against relegation, while Al Ettifaq are bound for a top-half finish.

Meanwhile, if you liked our predictions for this duel, make sure to also check out some of our favourite betting tips for today too.

Last five H2Hs: Only their second H2H meeting

The duel between Al Ettifaq and Al Akhdoud in the first half of this season was the first time ever that these two teams met each other. Al Akhdoud have won that game 1-0.

Al Ettifaq preview: On a high after an impressive win

While Al Ittihad have entered their duel with Al Ettifaq in the last round of the Saudi Pro League with a lot of problems, especially with injuries, Al Ettifaq's 5-0 win over the defending champions still deserves some praise. Overall, Al Ettifaq have been solid this season and they're currently sixth in the standings, though they don't really have much room to move up the table.

Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard's team enter this match without Demarai Gray, who got injured in that duel with Al Ittihad.

Predicted LineupVictor – Al Shamrani, Madu, Hendry, Al Otaibi – Wijnaldum, Medran, Fofana – Gray, Dembele, Toko Ekambi

Saudi Arabia Pro League 17/05/24

D

Al Akhdoud

Al Akhdoud

1

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

1

Saudi Arabia Pro League 10/05/24

W

Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

0

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

5

Saudi Arabia Pro League 03/05/24

L

Al Fayha

Al Fayha

2

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

1

Saudi Arabia Pro League 27/04/24

D

Al Raed

Al Raed

2

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

2

Saudi Arabia Pro League 20/04/24

D

Al Wehda Mecca

Al Wehda Mecca

0

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

0

Al Akhdoud preview: Hoping to escape the relegation zone

With one win in their last ten games in the league, Al Akhdoud have struggled and now they find themselves in the relegation zone. On the bright side, they are just one point behind Abha and two behind Al Riyadh, the first two teams in the safe zone. With thee games left in the season, Al Akhdoud still have a chance to secure their place in the Saudi Pro League for next season.

When it comes to team news, Andrei Burca is currently out with an injury.

Predicted Lineup: Vitor – Faraj, Kvirkvelia, Al-Rubaie, Al-Mansour – Al-Habib – Al Zubaidi, Pedroza, Collado, Godwin – Tawamba

Saudi Arabia Pro League 17/05/24

D

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

1

Al Akhdoud

Al Akhdoud

1

Saudi Arabia Pro League 09/05/24

L

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

3

Al Akhdoud

Al Akhdoud

2

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D

Al Hazm

Al Hazm

0

Al Akhdoud

Al Akhdoud

0

Saudi Arabia Pro League 27/04/24

W

Abha

Abha

0

Al Akhdoud

Al Akhdoud

4

Saudi Arabia Pro League 20/04/24

L

Damac FC

Damac FC

2

Al Akhdoud

Al Akhdoud

1

Player to watch: Karl Toko Ekambi

After joining Al Ettifaq in January, the experienced Cameroonian forward has done very well, scoring six goals in 12 games. Along with his five goals for Abha in the first half of the season, Toko Ekambi has 11 goals in the league so far.

Karl Toko Ekambi
Toko Ekambi looking for his 12th goal in Saudi Pro League – Photo by Icon Sport

Can Toko Ekambi score more than once?

This season in the Saudi Pro League, Toko Ekambi has scored more than one goal in a game just once. However, that was in the last round against Al Ittihad, when he scored a hat-trick. Can he carry that form into this match?


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