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Al-Ettifaq will be visiting Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Stadium on Thursday for the Professional League clash with home side Al-Khaleej.
Our Al-Khaleej v Al-Ettifaq predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Al-Khaleej will be hoping for a better result following a 1-0 Professional League loss in their previous game against Al-Ahli Saudi.
In that game, Al-Khaleej had 40% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Al-Ahli Saudi got 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. Franck Kessié (90') was the scorer for Al-Ahli Saudi.
Al-Khaleej have celebrated scoring 10 times in their past half-dozen outings. The number of goals that they have conceded in those fixtures amounts to 9.
Last time out, Al-Ettifaq drew 1-1 in the Professional League match with Al-Hazem.
In that game, Al-Ettifaq had 63% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Al-Ettifaq was Demarai Gray (70'). On the other side, Al-Hazem had 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Tozé (90') scored for Al-Hazem.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 clashes featuring Al-Ettifaq, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game in that period comes to just 1.83, with the average goals for Al-Ettifaq standing at 0.5. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Head to head
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Professional League match day 3 on 24/08/2023 and the score finished Al-Ettifaq 1-1 Al-Khaleej.
Team News: Al-Ettifaq
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, the Al-Ettifaq manager doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
Here, we’re thinking that Al-Khaleej will need to push hard to breach the defence of this Al-Ettifaq side who we think might be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore anticipating a highly competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for Al-Ettifaq after 90 minutes.
Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Stadium (10,000)
Captain: Fábio Martins
Chairman: Alaa Al-Heml
Manager: Pedro Emanuel
Competitions: Professional League position 10