Al Ittihad vs Al Shabab prediction, odds & betting tips – 26/04/2024

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Al Ittihad vs Al Shabab prediction
Can Al Ittihad get important points against Al Shabab? – Photo by Icon Sport

Al Ittihad will host Al Shabab in the next Saudi Pro League round on Friday, 26 April.

Will Al Ittihad show why they're the favourites in this game or will Al Shabab cause an upset? Find that out and more by reading our Al Ittihad vs Al Shabab prediction and preview below.

Al Ittihad vs Al Shabab prediction: Al Ittihad to win and both teams to score

Al Ittihad vs Al Shabab predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Al Ittihad to win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Al Ittihad 2-1 Al Shabab

💥 Both teams to score prediction

Yes

Key Stats

  • Al Ittihad are in good form with four wins in their last six games in the league.
  • Al Shabab have struggled away from home this season, with just three wins in 14 away games in the Saudi Pro League.
  • Both teams have scored in 71% of all Al Ittihad's home games in the league so far (10/14).
  • We saw both teams score in seven of the last 10 H2H duels between these two teams.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Al Ittihad the more likely winners 

  • HOME: 8/11 (1.73) – 57.90%
  • DRAW: 3/1 (4.00) – 25.00%
  • AWAY: 10/3 (4.33) – 23.10%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

We can see from the Al Ittihad vs Al Shabab odds that the home team are the expected winners, but the guests aren't without a chance in this match, especially since they've done well lately with three wins in their last five games.

However, Al Ittihad are still the defending champions and one of the best teams in the league on paper, despite their struggles this season. On top of that, they are hosting the game, so it makes sense that they're the favourites.

Meanwhile, if you enjoyed our predictions for this match and want to see more, check out our top betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: A close matchup in recent years

Saudi Arabia Pro League 03/11/23

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

1
Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

0

Saudi Arabia Pro League 01/11/23

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

0
Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

0

Saudi Arabia Pro League 27/04/23

Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

2
Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

1

Saudi Arabia Pro League 09/01/23

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

1
Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

1

Saudi Arabia Cup 22/12/22

Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

1 (4)
Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

1 (3)

In the last five meetings between these two teams, we saw two Al Ittihad wins, one Al Shabab win, and a couple of draws. When it comes to their overall H2H record, Al Ittihad have a slight advantage: 17-11-12.

Al Ittihad preview: Still chasing the AFC Champions League spot

Despite their struggles in the last round, an own goal by Al Hazem's goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen in the 96th minute secured the three points for Al Ittihad. This was their fourth win in the last six games in the Saudi Pro League and the defending champions are keeping up pace with Al Ahli, who are currently two points ahead with a game in hand.

One of these two teams will finish third and get the last place in the AFC Champions League for next season. Obviously, Al Ahli have a nice advantage, but there are six rounds left until the end of the season.

However, Al Ittihad are missing some key players through injuries, like Fabinho and Luiz Felipe, while N'Golo Kante is also doubtful for this match.

Predicted Lineup – Al Muaiouf – Al Sagour, Hegazy, Al-Mousa, Al Olayan – Romarinho, Kadesh, Al-Shamrani, Al Jamaan – Benzema, Hamadallah

Saudi Arabia Pro League 27/05/24

L

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

4

Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

2

Saudi Arabia Pro League 23/05/24

W

Damac FC

Damac FC

1

Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

4

Saudi Arabia Pro League 16/05/24

D

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

1

Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

1

Saudi Arabia Pro League 10/05/24

L

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

5

Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

0

Saudi Arabia Pro League 03/05/24

L

Abha

Abha

3

Al Ittihad Jeddah

Al Ittihad Jeddah

1

Al Shabab preview: Top-half finish the most they can hope for

With 35 points from 28 games, Al Shabab currently sit right in the middle of the standings and they're pretty much just seeing the season out at this point. Still, the lack of any pressure seems to suit them as they've been in solid form recently, with three wins, one draw, and one loss in the last five games in the league.

When it comes to team news, Ivan Rakitic remains out with an injury, along with Vitinho, who's on loan from Al Ettifaq.

Predicted Lineup: Malayekah – Al Sharari, Santos, Saiss – Al Yami, Sharahilli, Aljuwayr, Al-Harbi – Al-Sadi, Carrasco – Diallo

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

Saudi Arabia Pro League 04/05/24

W

Al Raed

Al Raed

0

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

2

Player to watch: Karim Benzema

The former Ballon d'Or winner is having a solid season with nine goals and seven assists in the Saudi Pro League, although that's far from what was expected from him and Al Ittihad.

Karim Benzema
Benzema gunning his 10th goal of the season in the league – Photo by Icon Sport

Can Benzema score the first goal?

The nine goals that Benzema scored in the league so far came in seven matches and five times the French forward was the first goalscorer in the game.


Vladimir’s dreams of becoming a professional basketball player ended a long time ago, but his other dream of becoming a writer came true as he combined his love of writing and sports to become a professional content writer who covers multiple sports, including football, basketball, and tennis.