Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Al-Ittihad will be facing visiting rivals Al-Fateh at King Abdullah Sports City in the Professional League fixture on Thursday.
Our Al-Ittihad v Al-Fateh predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Al-Ittihad, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 3-0 AFC Champions League triumph over AGMK.
Their most recent results highlight the fact that much solidity has been shown by the Al-Ittihad defence. Al-Ittihad have been mean at the back, seeing the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past 6 matches standing at 4. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, though.
Al-Fateh come into this meeting following a 1-3 Professional League win with the downing of Al-Khaleej in their most recent match.
The only name on the scoresheet from Al-Fateh was Sofiane Bendebka (66').
Al-Fateh have had no problems opening up opposition defences of late, having scored 14 goals in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Al-Fateh have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same matches.
Team News: Al-Fateh
With a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Al-Fateh boss has no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
We’re of the opinion that Al-Ittihad will probably get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
Conversely, Al-Fateh may well struggle to break down their defence but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be getting enough chances to score, too.
Therefore, we are anticipating a 3-1 margin for Al-Ittihad at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: King Abdullah Sports City (62,345)
Captain: Marcelo Grohe
Chairman: Anmar Al Haily
Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo
Competitions: Professional League position 2