* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change
Al Shabab will host Al Ittihad in the upcoming round of Saudi Pro League as the defending champions look to end their winless streak. The game will be played on Friday, October 3rd and we have a detailed preview of this match for you, along with some free betting tips.
Our favourite Al Shabab vs Al Ittihad predictions & picks
If you're looking for reliable football betting tips, like our Al Shabab vs Al Ittihad predictions, we can help you out:
Al Ittihad to win
- Al Ittihad beat Al Shabab 3 times in their last 4 H2H meetings
- In Saudi Pro League this season, Al Ittihad has 4 wins and 2 draws in away games
- Al Shabab only won 2 of their 5 games at home in the league
Both teams to score – yes
- Both teams have scored in the last 3 H2H duels between these two teams
- We saw both teams score in 64% of all Al Shabab matches in Saudi Pro League so far
- Both teams have scored in 3 of the last 5 Al Ittihad games in the league
Top odds and key figures for Al Shabab vs Al Ittihad
You don't have to look far for the top Al Shabab vs Al Ittihad odds and stats – we have them all right here:
Al Shabab odds: 10/3 (4.33) – 23.10% probability
Draw odds: 3/1 (4.00) – 25.00% probability
Al Ittihad odds: 3/4 (1.75) – 57.10% probability
It is clear from these odds that Al Ittihad are the expected winners in this game with a 57.10% win probability. On top of this, the main favourite to become the first goalscorer in this duel is Karim Benzema at 7/2 (4.50) odds, which is the same as a 22.20% probability.
Al Shabab – Al Ittihad preview: Team news, form, and possible lineups
Find out the latest news and updates regarding both of these teams here, including our predicted Al Shabab vs Al Ittihad lineups:
With just 3 wins in 11 games in Saudi Pro League this season, Al Shabab have struggled to play as expected from a team that finished last season in the 4th place in the standings. On the bright side, all of their wins have come in the last 6 games, so it's clear that Al Shabab is doing much better lately compared to the start of the season. Meanwhile, Iago Santos will miss the next game through suspension.
Al Shabab predicted lineup:
Kim – S. Al-Yami, Saiss, Al-Sharari, F. Al-Yami – Cuellar, Alqahtani, Banega – Diallo, Carlos, Bahbri
The defending champions of Saudi Arabia have struggled to get any wins recently as they failed to notch a victory in their last 4 matches in the league. That being said, they did only lose 1 of those four games, but they are currently 8 points behind league leaders Al Hilal. When it comes to team news, Abdullah Al-Jadani, Aseel Abed, and Ahmed Hegazi are out with injuries, while Jota remains ineligible at this time.
Al Ittihad predicted lineup:
Grohe – Kadesh, Hawsawi, Felipe – Kante, Al-Shanqeeti, Coronado, Al-Farhan, Bamsaud – Benzema, Al Shammari
Check the starting lineups one hour before the game kicks off.
Player to watch: Karim Benzema
One of the reasons for Al Ittihad's poor run of form is certainly Karim Benzema. Although Benzema scored 5 goals and notched 3 assists in 9 games this season, the expectations are higher from him and Al Ittihad needs the Frenchmen to be at his best if they are to get into the title race, which is why he is our player to watch in this exciting duel.