Al Ittihad vs Al Wehda prediction, odds & betting tips – 26/02/2024

Karim Benzema
JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – FEBRUARY 18: Karim Benzema of Al-Ittihad in possession during the Saudi Pro League match between Al-Ittihad and Al-Riyadh at Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium on February 18, 2024 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Khalid Alhaj/MB Media)
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With their most prized player returning recently, Al Ittihad is looking to reinvigorate their season in the second part after a lackluster opening phase of the campaign.

Al Ittihad vs Al Wehda predictions: Benzema leading the charge once again

Al Ittihad vs Al Wehda predictions
Our pick

🔥Both Teams to Score prediction

No

⚽ First Half Total Goals prediction

Over 1.5 Goals

Result & BTTS prediction

Al Ittihad & BTTS - No

Al Ittihad is aiming for a third straight victory and a second in a row after the return of Karim Benzema.

Pre-game odds and win probability: The host is the favorite

  • HOME: 4/11 (1.36) – 73.3%
  • DRAW: 5/1 (5.00) – 20%
  • AWAY: 7/1 (7.00) – 14.3%

Al Ittihad will try and take their chance of winning this match to the bank.

Last five H2Hs: Al Ittihad is on a five-match winning streak

Al Wehda vs Al Ittihad 0-3
Al Wehda vs Al Ittihad 1-2
Al Ittihad vs Al Wehda 1-0
Al Ittihad vs Al Wehda 4-2
Al Wehda vs Al Ittihad 0-3

Al Ittihad hasn't lost to Al Wehda in the past six games, with all of them being wins.

Team news and form guide

Al Ittihad: Benzema looking to get back on goalscoring track

Karim Benzema was out of the squad for some time for personal reasons, but the most expensive-ever signing for Al Ittihad is back in the team. Abdullah Al-Jadani, Luiz Felipe, Ahmed Sharahili, Omar Hawsawi, Ahmed Bamasud, and Muhannad Shanqeeti are injured.

Predicted Lineup: Al-Mayouf – Kadesh, Hegazy, Al-Mousa, Al-Sqoor – Kante, F. Al-Ghamdi, Fabinho – A. Al-Ghamdi – Hamdallah, Benzema.

Al Ittihad vs Navbahor 2-1
Al Ittihad vs Al Riyadh 2-0
Navbahor vs Al Ittihard 0-0
Al Tai vs Al Ittihad 0-3
Al Faisaly vs Al Ittihad 0-4

Al Wehda: Hoping to end the losing streak

Al Wehda has been waiting to beat Al Ittihad for four years. Hussain Al-Eisa is out through injury.

Predicted Lineup: Mohamedi – Al-Bukhari, El Yamiq, Al-Hafith, Makki – Bakshween, Fajr – Al-Hajji – Naji, van Crooij – Ighalo.

Al Wehda vs Al Tai 1-1
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Al Shabab vs Al Wehda 1-0
Al Wehda vs Al Riyadh 3-1
Al Hilal vs Al Wehda 2-0

Here are our best picks: Al Ittihad vying for a third victory in a row

Al Ittihad is the expected winner in this matchup according to the current crop of Al Ittihad vs Al Wehda odds provided by the bookies. The probability of Al Ittihad's victory is at 73 percent.

There is a plethora of options concerning this match, check those out on our football predictions today page. These are a few options for this game: Al Ittihad wins alongside Under 3.5 Goals could get you odds of 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5% and an Al Ittihad victory with a score of 2-0 is valued at 6/1 (6.00) – 16.7%.

Hot tip: Both Teams to Score – No

  • Al Ittihad has played four negative BTTS games in the past five matches.
  • Three out of the previous five h2h duels had at least one team failing to score.

Other tips

Over 1.5 First-Half Goals

  • Al Ittihad covered the bet in question twice in a five-match span.
  • Al Wehda stayed under the line in five straight games.

Al Ittihad & BTTS – No

  • Al Ittihad won the match without conceding a goal in three out of the past five encounters.
  • Al Wehda lost twice in the final five games, on both occasions they failed to score.

Player to Watch: Karim Benzema

The former French national team player cost a fortune in salary when arriving at Al Ittihad last summer. He has scored nine league goals and added five assists in 16 appearances, but his time at the Saudi club has been mired with disciplinary issues. He was recently said to be close to leaving the club before returning to practice.

Benzema has a contract until 2026 and with his age and massive salary it is highly doubtful that there will be a team out there willing to take the chance. For now, however, he is back in the Al Ittihad squad and the supporters are hoping that the Frenchman will give them many more happy memories.


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