Al Hilal vs Abha prediction, odds & betting tips 21/12/2023

Al Hilal Riyadh
21/12/23 - 18:00

Finished

7

-

0

Abha

Al Hilal Riyadh - Abha

Saudi Arabia Premier League - King Fahd International Stadium

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

Al Hilal top the Saudi Pro League by ten points and next up for the Champions-elect is a home game against struggling Abha, a team Al Hilal have beaten on each of the last four meetings.

Al Hilal vs Abha prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Aleksandar Mitrovic to Score First

  • Mitrovic top scores for Al Hilal this season with 15 goals, putting him one behind the league's top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • The Serbia international striker has scored ten goals in his last ten Saudi Pro League appearances.

Another reason that we have backed Mitrovic to Score First as our main prediction is that the Al Hilal striker has scored the first goal in seven league games so far this season, more than any other Al Hilal player.

Latest odds

Head to Head

14/08/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Abha

Abha

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

1

3

27/05/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Abha

Abha

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

0

3

22/01/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

Abha

Abha

2

1

29/05/22

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

Abha

Abha

2

0

28/11/21

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Abha

Abha

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

1

1

Last Five - Al Hilal Riyadh

01/03/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

1

3

W

26/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

0

2

W

22/02/24

AFC Champions League ACL

Sepahan

Sepahan

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

1

3

W

18/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Raed

Al Raed

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

1

3

W

15/02/24

AFC Champions League ACL

Sepahan

Sepahan

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

1

3

W

Last Five - Abha

01/03/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Taee

Al Taee

Abha

Abha

0

2

W

25/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Feiha

Al Feiha

Abha

Abha

3

2

L

15/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Taawon Buraidah

Al Taawon Buraidah

Abha

Abha

1

1

D

29/12/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Raed

Al Raed

Abha

Abha

4

3

L

21/12/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

Abha

Abha

7

0

L

Win probability

  • HOME: 1/12 (1.08) – 92.3%
  • DRAW: 11/1 (12.00) – 8.3%
  • AWAY: 25/1 (26.00) – 3.8%

Al Hilal are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 92.3%, so the bookmakers have made the home side overwhelming favourites to clinch all three points. For more football betting tips on this game, check out the Both Teams to Score market.

If, like us, you want to back BTTS – No the odds stand at 4/6 (1.67) which has a probability of 60%, but you could go the other way and bet on BTTS at 11/8 (2.38) with a probability of 42.1%.

Al Hilal vs Abha prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 3-0

  • Al Hilal have won each of their last four games against Abha, scoring exactly three goals in their last two encounters.
  • Abha have conceded three or more goals in four of their last six matches.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in four of the last six meetings between Al Hilal and Abha.
  • Four of Al Hilal's and five of Abha's last six fixtures have ended with at least three goals being scored.

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Al Hilal vs Abha team news

Al Hilal

Al Hilal played host to Al Wehda last Friday, running out comfortable 2-0 winners in the end. Saud Abdulhamid opened the scoring in the 20th minute and Mitrovic continued his fine run in front of goal with Al Hilal's second goal of the game ten minutes from the end.

The hosts have no fresh injury concerns or suspended players ahead of the game against Abha this week.

Predicted Lineup: Bounou (GK), Koulibaly, Al Burayk, Al Bulayhi, Abdulhamid, Al Dawsari, Neves, Milinković-Savić, Michael & Mitrović & Malcom 

Abha

Abha would have been hoping to pick up three points from their last game against bottom-of-the-table Al Hazm but had to settle for a share of the spoils in the end. A tight and tense first half ended goalless but Al Hazm took the lead against the run of play shortly after the hour mark. Abha needed a response and they got one 11 minutes from time when Grzegorz Krychowiak equalised.

Ziyad Al Sahafi picked up an injury in that game and had to be replaced by Saad Natiq before the break, so could miss the trip to Al Hilal this week.

Predicted Lineup: Tătărușanu (GK), Al Qumayzi, Noguera, Natiq, Naji, Matić, Krychowiak, Al Sudani, Bguir, Toko Ekambi & Kamano

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh
4-2-3-1
37
Bono
ma
66
Saud Abdulhamid
sa
3
Kalidou Koulibaly
sn
5
Ali Al Bulayhi
sa
12
Yasir Al Shahrani
sa
8
Ruben Neves
pt
22
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
rs
96
Michael
br
77
Malcom
br
29
Salem Al Dawsari
sa
9
Aleksandar Mitrovic
rs
Substitutes
16
Nasser Al-Dawsari
sa
31
Habib Al Wutaian
sa
2
Mohammed Alburayk
sa
87
Hassan Al Tambakti
sa
14
Abdullah Al Hamdan
sa
11
Saleh Al-Shehri
sa
26
Abdulelah Al Malki
sa
56
Mohammed Al-Qahtani
sa
28
Mohamed Kanno
sa

Abha

Abha
4-2-3-1
16
Ciprian Tatarusanu
ro
17
Saleh Al Qumayzi
sa
4
Saad Natiq
iq
18
Fabian Noguera
ar
3
Mohammed Naji
sa
21
Zakaria Sami Al Sudani
sa
8
Uros Matic
rs
10
Saad Bguir
tn
5
Grzegorz Krychowiak
pl
11
Francois Kamano
gn
7
Karl Toko Ekambi
cm
Substitutes
90
Omar Al-Ruwaili
sa
29
Mohammed Saad Al-Qahtani
sa
9
Hassan Hashim Al Ali
sa
13
Mohammed Al-Konaideri
sa
6
Ahmad Al-Hbeab
sa
71
Ahmed Abdo Jaber
sa
88
Saad Alselouli
sa
80
Abdullah Al Shammari
sa
12
Abdulrhman Waleed Abdul Rahman Al Bouq
sa

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Malcom

Mitrovic would be the obvious choice for player to watch in this game but we have decided to go with his Brazilian teammate Malcom.

Malcom has scored nine goals in the Saudi Pro League this season, making him the club's second-highest scorer behind Mitrovic. The Brazilian is the main playmaker in this side with five assists to his name, so we are expecting the former Barcelona man to be involved in any goals scored against Abha, whether that be scoring them or setting them up.


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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.