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Al-Ittihad will be visiting Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium on Friday for the Professional League clash with home side Al-Ettifaq.
Our Al-Ettifaq v Al-Ittihad predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Al-Ettifaq go into this game coming off the back of a 0-0 Professional League drawn game vs Al-Fayha.
In that game, Al-Ettifaq had 48% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Al-Fayha had 15 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
Al-Ettifaq have found it difficult to unlock defences of late. Their goals record stands at just 4 against opponents over the course of their previous 6 outings. In those meetings, Al-Ettifaq have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 5.
Al-Ittihad will go into the clash following a 4-2 Professional League win to defeat Abha in their previous game.
In that game, Al-Ittihad managed 52% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Al-Ittihad, the scorers were Karim Benzema (38', 67', 69') and Coronado (54'). On the other side, Abha got 16 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Karl Toko Ekambi (51') scored for Abha.
Looking at their form, and Al-Ittihad have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals overall. In defence, Al-Ittihad could really do with shoring things up. Let’s see if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Team News: Al-Ittihad
Due to a fully injury-free group to pick from, the Al-Ittihad boss has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
Here, we’re thinking that Al-Ettifaq could well find it tough to see themselves scoring against this Al-Ittihad side who we think might end up scoring and staying ahead.
Our tip is therefore for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 win for Al-Ittihad at the end of this game.
Little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium (26,000)
Captain: Mohammed Al-Kuwaykibi
Chairman: Samer Al-Misehal
Manager: Steven Gerrard
Competitions: Professional League position 7