Al Ittihad vs Al Riyadh prediction, odds & betting tips – 18/02/2024

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JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 26: Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr making an attempt on goal during the Saudi Pro League match between Al-Ittihad and Al-Nassr at Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium on December 26, 2023 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Khalid Alhaj/MB Media) – Photo by Icon sport

Al Ittihad started the second part of the season with a win in an earlier postponed match, but the team is far from being in ideal form as they try to come closer to the top three in the league standings.

Al Ittihad vs Al Riyadh predictions: The visiting team aiming to cause a surprise

Al Ittihad vs Al Riyadh predictions
Our pick

⚽ Result and Total Goals prediction

Al Ittihad & Over 2.5 Goals

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction


⚽ Total Goals prediction

Over 3.5 Goals

Al Ittihad was one of the biggest spenders last summer as they tried to build a team to win the title, but those expectations are not being fulfilled.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies trusting Al Ittihad's strength

  • HOME: 2/9 (1.22) – 81.8%
  • DRAW: 6/1 (6.00) – 16.7%
  • AWAY: 10/1 (10.00) – 10%

Al Ittihad won earlier this month to break a three-match losing streak.

Last five H2Hs: Al Ittihad is dominating Al Riyadh

Al Riyadh-Al Ittihad 0-4
Al Ittihad-Al Riyadh 4-0
Al Riyadh-Al Ittihad 1-4
Al Riyadh-Al Ittihad 4-1
Al Ittihad-Al Ryadh 3-0

Al Hilal has a 21-match unbeaten run against Al Raed.

Team news and form guide

Al Ittihad: Trying to build a momentum

The host side is nine points away from the third-placed Al Ahli, but with plenty of season remaining there is hope that the squad can have a strong finish. There are, however, plenty of injury concerns: Abdullah Al-Jadani, Luiz Felipe, Ahmed Sharahili, Omar Hawsawi, Ahmed Bamasud, and Muhannad Shanqeeti are set to miss the game.

Predicted Lineup: Al Muaiouf – Kadesh, Al Olayan, Hegazy, Al Saqour – Kante, Fabinho, Al Ghamdi – Romarinho, Hamdallah, Al Sahafi.

Last Five matches: DWWLL

Al Riyadh: Fighting against relegation

Al Riyadh is just above the relegation zone at the moment and the team is fighting hard for a mere survival in a tough league.

Predicted Lineup: Campana – Al Khaibari, Al Shwirekh, Asiri, Ali Alnowaiqi – Ndong, Toure – Al Abbas, Musona, Al Shehri – Gray.

Last Five matches: WLLLD

Here are our best picks: Al Ittihad has the upper hand

The host side is a significant favorite and the expected winner considering the latest Al Ittihad vs Al Riyadh odds provided by the bookmakers. Al Ittihad has an 82 percent probability chance of taking the victory.

There is a plethora of options available for bettors, you can check them out on our football betting tips today page. Here are a couple of suggestions for this game: Both Halves with Over 1.5 Goals are valued at 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8% while Andre Gray scoring Anytime could award you with odds up to 5/1 (5.00) – 20%.

Hot tip: Al Ittihad & Over 2.5 Goals

  • Al Ittihad covered this bet twice in the past three games.
  • Al Ittihad defeated Al Riyadh and has more than two goals scored in five straight matches.

Other tips

Over 3.5 Goals

  • Al Ittihad crossed the mark in four out of the past five encounters.
  • The last four h2h duels ended with more than three goals in the back of the net.

Romarinho is to Score Anytime

  • The Brazilian scored four league goals this season.
  • Romarinho scored in the club's last Saudi Pro League match.

Player to Watch: Abderrazak Hamdallah

The Morocco international striker has been leading the charge for Al Ittihad this season with ten league goals and added three more in the Asian Champions League. The 33-year-old veteran has been the most consistent performer for his season in a tough campaign.

Hamdallah is in his second season at the club after arriving from rivals Al Nassr on a free transfer. He has been capped 24 times by the Morocco national team scoring six goals.

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