Al Ettifaq vs Al Shabab prediction, odds & betting tips – 23/05/2024

Al Ettifaq vs Al Shabab prediction, odds & betting tips – 23/05/2024
An exciting matchup between Al Ettifaq and Al Shabab - Photo by Icon Sport
Al Ettifaq vs Al Shabab prediction
An exciting matchup between Al Ettifaq and Al Shabab – Photo by Icon Sport

Al Ettifaq and Al Shabab will meet in the upcoming Saudi Pro League round on Thursday, 23 May.

Both teams enter this game looking to improve on their standings, but who will emerge victorious? Read our Al Ettifaq vs Al Shabab prediction and preview to learn more about this match.

Al Ettifaq vs Al Shabab prediction: A close match with goals on both sides

Al Ettifaq vs Al Shabab predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot tip

Both teams to score - yes

⚽ Correct score

Al Ettifaq 1-1 Al Shabab

👑 Result

Draw

Key Stats

  • We saw both teams score in 62% of Al Ettifaq's home matches in the league so far.
  • Both teams have scored in three of the last six H2H meetings between these two teams.
  • Al Ettifaq have drawn in three of their last five league matches.
  • Three of the previous five duels between Al Ettifaq and Al Shabab have ended in draws.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Al Ettifaq slightly favoured to win 

  • HOME: 13/10 (2.30) – 43.50%
  • DRAW: 9/5 (2.80) – 35.70%
  • AWAY: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.80%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

It's obvious from these Al Ettifaq vs Al Shabab odds that the bookies can see this being a close game, although the hosts are still considered to be the expected winners.

Given that the difference between these two teams in the standings is only four points in favour of Al Ettifaq, it's understandable that the outcome of this game is not that certain.

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: Plenty of draws in recent years

Saudi Arabia Pro League 07/12/23

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

0
Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

0

Saudi Arabia Pro League 14/05/23

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

1
Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

0

Saudi Arabia Pro League 10/05/23

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

0
Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

0

Saudi Arabia Pro League 30/12/22

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

3
Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

0

Saudi Arabia Pro League 14/01/22

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

2
Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

2

Three of the last five H2H meetings between Al Ettifaq and Al Shabab have ended without a winner, with the teams splitting the remaining two matches. When it comes to the overall H2H record between these teams, Al Shabab have the advantage: 16-12-6.

Al Ettifaq preview: In solid form for the season's finish

With just one loss in the last six games, Al Ettifaq have done well recently. That being said, they also drew in three of the remaining five matches, so this recent run didn't bring them as many points as it could. In any case, Steven Gerrard's team are sixth in the standings and they'll finish the season thereabout since only two matches remain to be played.

When it comes to team news, Demarai Gray remains out with an injury, while Moussa Dembele is a doubt. Furthermore, Mohammed Yousef is suspended ahead of this game.

Predicted LineupVictor – Al-Oteibi, Hendry, Madu, Khateeb – Fofana, Medran, Wijnaldum – Toko Ekambi, Khaibri, Camara

Saudi Arabia Pro League 27/05/24

L

Al Taawon Buraidah

Al Taawon Buraidah

1

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

0

Saudi Arabia Pro League 23/05/24

W

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

0

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

1

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

Al Shabab preview: Hoping to avoid another loss

After a great run of four wins and a draw, Al Shabab have suffered a couple of losses in the last two rounds of the Saudi Pro League. Granted, the losses came against teams ahead of them in the standings. Overall, Al Shabab are having a solid season as they are currently ninth in the league table and could move a few positions up if they do well in their final two games of the season.

Meanwhile, Abdullah Al-Jawaey, Seung-gyu Kim, and Hattan Bahebri are on the team's injury list at the moment.

Predicted Lineup: Malaika – Sharari, Santos, Saiss – Al Yami, Ajuwayr, Cuellar, Al-Harbi – Al-Monassar, Carrasco – Diallo

Europe Friendlies 16/07/24

L

FK Qarabag

FK Qarabag

5

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

2

Saudi Arabia Pro League 27/05/24

W

Al Fateh SC

Al Fateh SC

2

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

3

Saudi Arabia Pro League 23/05/24

L

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

1

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

0

Saudi Arabia Pro League 18/05/24

L

Al Taawon Buraidah

Al Taawon Buraidah

1

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

0

Saudi Arabia Pro League 11/05/24

L

Al Ahli Jeddah

Al Ahli Jeddah

2

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

1

Player to watch: Karl Toko Ekambi

With six goals in 13 games since joining Al Ettifaq, Toko Ekambi proved that he's been a good signing, especially since he also scored five goals in the first half of the season while he was at Abha.

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

Can Toko Ekambi score multiple goals?

We saw Toko Ekambi score more than one goal only once this season in the Saudi Pro League, but that was a couple of games ago, so might we see him do it against Al Shabab as well?


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