Al Shabab vs Al Ittifaq prediction, odds & betting tips 07/12/2023

Al Shabab Riyadh
07/12/23 - 18:00

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Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Shabab Riyadh - Al Ittifaq Dammam

Saudi Arabia Premier League - King Fahd International Stadium

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

Al Shabab look to reduce the gap between themselves and Al Ittifaq on Thursday with a win and the home side should fancy their chances as their guests have failed to win any of their last five matches in all competitions.

Al Shabab vs Al Ittifaq prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Under 2.5 Goals

  • Two of Al Shabab's last four league games have produced under 2.5 goals.
  • Each of Al Ittifaq's last five fixtures have witnessed fewer than three goals.

Another reason that we have backed Under 2.5 Goals as our main Al Shabab vs Al Ittifaq prediction is that the last meeting between these two clubs only produced a single goal.

Latest odds

Head to Head

14/05/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

1

0

10/05/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

0

0

30/12/22

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

3

0

14/01/22

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

2

2

21/08/21

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

3

3

Last Five - Al Shabab Riyadh

25/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

3

2

L

16/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Damac FC

Damac FC

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

0

1

W

07/02/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

ru

Krasnodar

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

1

0

L

24/01/24

Elite Club Friendlies Elite

Roma

Roma

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

2

1

L

30/12/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Wehda Mecca

Al Wehda Mecca

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

0

1

W

Last Five - Al Ittifaq Dammam

26/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

2

0

L

15/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

0

2

W

09/02/24

World Club Friendlies World

DC United

DC United

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

0

2

W

24/01/24

World Club Friendlies World

ae

Al Wahda Abu Dhabi

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

1

1

D

20/01/24

World Club Friendlies World

Umm Salal

Umm Salal

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

1

1

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%
  • AWAY: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%

Al Shabab are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 45.5%, but Al Ittifaq have outperformed their hosts in the Saudi Pro League this season. If you want more football betting tips on this game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market. Junior Carlos is the favourie to score in this game at 13/8 (2.63) which has a probability of 38.1%, but you back the second favourite Habibou Diallo to score at 21/10 (3.10) with a probability of 32.3%.

Al Shabab vs Al Ittifaq prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 1-1

  • Three of Al Ittifaq's last four matches have ended in draws.
  • Both teams have scored in three of the last five meetings between these two clubs.

Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in four of Al Shabab's last six matches in league and cup.
  • Three of the last five encounters between Al Shabab and Al Ittifaq in the Saudi Pro League have seen both teams score.

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Al Shabab vs Al Ittifaq team news

Al Shabab

Al Shabab went down 2-1 in their own backyard against Al Taawon last time out. A penalty from Yannick Carrasco put the home side in front in the thirty-third minute but it only proved to be a false dawn as Al Taawon scored twice in the second half to win the game. Igor Biscan's side avoided any injuries or suspensions in their last game, so the former Liverpool player has almost a full-strength squad to choose from.

Predicted Lineup: Kim (GK), Santos, Al Saqour, Al Sharari, Al Yami, Banega, Cuéllar, Carrasco, Al Qahtani, Júnior & Radif

Al Ittifaq

Al Ittifaq's winless run continued in their last game away at Al Akhdoud. A solitary goal in the seventy-third minute proved enough to down Steven Gerrard's side in the end. Hamdan Al Shamrani was taken off at halftime and could be replaced by Mohammed Al Kuwaykibi in the starting lineup for the trip to Al Shabab on Thursday.

Predicted Lineup: Victor (GK), Tisserand, Hendry, Al Kuwaykibi, Khateeb, Abdulrahman, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Hazzazi, Quaison & Gray

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh
4-4-2
18
Kim Seung Gyu
kr
2
Hamad Al Yami
sa
14
Romain Saiss
ma
49
Abdullah Haji Radf
sa
27
Fawaz Al-Sqoor
sa
23
Yannick Carrasco
be
6
Gustavo Leonardo Cuellar Gallego
co
13
Carlos Carvalho
br
4
Iago Santos
br
10
Ever Banega
ar
15
Hussain A-lqahtani
sa
Substitutes
26
Riyadh Sharahili
sa
21
Nawaf Al-Sadi
sa
16
Hussain Al-Sibyani
sa
50
Mohammed Saleem Al Absi
sa
88
Nader Abdullah Al-Sharari
sa
20
Habib Diallo
sn
12
Majed Kanabah
sa
11
Hattan Bahebri
sa
8
Fahad Al Muwallad
sa

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam
4-4-2
4
Jack Hendry
gb
48
Paulo Victor
br
10
Jordan Henderson
gb
99
Robin Quaison
se
32
Marcel Tisserand
cd
19
Demarai Gray
jm
29
Mohammed Yousef
sa
70
Abdullah Ahmed Khateeb
sa
13
Hamdan Al Shamrani
sa
11
Ali Abdullah Hazazi
sa
25
Georginio Wijnaldum
nl
Substitutes
18
Mohammed Mahzari
sa
17
Meshal Alaeli
sa
15
Ahmed Al-Ghamdi
sa
8
Hamed Alghamdi
sa
61
Radhi Al Otaibi
sa
7
Mohammed Al Kuwaykibi
sa
21
Amin Al Bukhari
sa
9
Moussa Dembele
fr
3
Abdulmuhsen Essa Mohammed Aldosary
sa

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Yannick Carrasco

Carrasco previously left Atletico Madrid to join Chinese side Dalian Pro before returning to the Spanish side after a short period. The 30-year-old left Atletico again in the summer to join Al Shabab in the Saudi Pro League and has already made an impression.

Carrasco has provided four assists in the Saudi Pro League, as well as chipping in with two goals, in just nine appearances. The Belgian international has plenty of quality on the ball as well as an eye for goal and we're backing the former Atletico Madrid man to put in another impressive performance against Al Ittifaq on Thursday.


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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.