Al Najoom vs Al Jabalain: Match guide and preview

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Competition: Saudi Arabia Division 1
Competition: Thu 25.February
Match begins: 12:40 (UTC)
Venue: Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Sports City Stadium (20000 seats)

The visiting Al Jabalain side should be favourites in this visit to Al Najoom, as the away team holds a 30 point advantage from their 22 league games this season.

Insights:
  • Al Najoom has the most conceded goals (38) in Division 1
  • Al Jabalain have scored at least twice as many goals away as Al Najoom have scored home.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Al Najoom form and stats

With {1 Division 1 wins}, 4 draws and 5 defeats from their home games, Al Najoom, who have the most conceded goals (38) in Division 1, are certainly not brimming with confidence.

Najoom are returning here after visiting Al Adalh in a Division 1 game and winning with a 1-0 scoreline. Heartbreak before that as Najoom lost 1-2 at Al Khaleej's place.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Al Najoom here at Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Sports City Stadium in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (7 from 10 games). Najoom have conceded 14 in these home matches.

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Al Jabalain form and stats

Al Jabalain have an excellent away record in the Division 1 so far with 8-1-2 from 11 games. Jabalain have won three away matches in a row now and will not be intimidated by being the visitors in this fixture.

It's the second away game in a row for Jabalain, but there's smiles all around after the 1-0 victory versus Al Nahdha (placed 12th) in the Division 1 last time out. Before that, Al Jabalain secured a home win against Jeddah with the score 3-1.

Jabalain are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 17 times in 11 away games so far. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (10 so far). There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Al Jabalain - Najoom 4-0 played earlier this season. Head-to-head totals (for the last five meetings): Al Najoom won zero games, one match ended with a draw and Al Jabalain has four wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: three / two

Al Najoom missing players

Al Jabalain missing players

Al Najoom Al Jabalain
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
22 10 2 Played P 4 11 22
3 1 0 Won W 3 8 13
5 4 1 Drew D 0 1 5
14 5 1 Lost L 1 2 4
16 7 2 Scored S 7 17 31
38 14 4 Conceded C 5 10 17
91% 80% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 86%
68% 60% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 64% 59%
50% 40% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 45% 45%
32% 30% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 27% 23%
5% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 9% 5%
59% 60% 100% BTTS BTTS 75% 55% 50%
18% 30% 0% Clean Sheets C S 25% 36% 41%
32% 30% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 9% 23%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1 0.7 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 1 1.3
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
3.4 3.7 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 0 2.8
1.8 2.3 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 0 1
67% 43% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 83%
Key stats in Division 1 this season:
  • Al Jabalain have scored at least twice as many goals away as Al Najoom have scored home.
  • Al Jabalain haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Al Najoom has the most conceded goals (38) in Division 1
  • Al Najoom has the the worst goal difference (-22) in Division 1
  • Al Najoom have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Al Hazm 22 18 2 2 51 18 11 8 1 2 23 8 11 10 1 0 28 10 33 56
2 Al Feiha 22 13 5 4 39 16 10 8 1 1 19 6 12 5 4 3 20 10 23 44
3 Al Jabalain 22 13 5 4 31 17 11 5 4 2 14 7 11 8 1 2 17 10 14 44
4 Al Ta'ee 22 11 5 6 28 21 11 5 3 3 13 11 11 6 2 3 15 10 7 38
5 Al Khaleej 22 9 9 4 28 19 10 5 3 2 15 10 12 4 6 2 13 9 9 36
6 Hajer 22 10 5 7 28 21 12 6 3 3 20 12 10 4 2 4 8 9 7 35
7 Al Draih 22 9 6 7 22 18 12 3 4 5 12 13 10 6 2 2 10 5 4 33
8 Al Adalh 22 8 8 6 31 20 12 5 4 3 16 8 10 3 4 3 15 12 11 32
9 Ohod 22 8 7 7 23 29 11 6 4 1 12 9 11 2 3 6 11 20 -6 31
10 Najran 22 7 6 9 27 29 11 5 1 5 16 16 11 2 5 4 11 13 -2 27
11 Al Jeel 22 7 6 9 21 29 12 4 2 6 13 20 10 3 4 3 8 9 -8 27
12 Al Nahdha 22 6 8 8 18 21 12 4 4 4 11 10 10 2 4 4 7 11 -3 26
13 Al Shoalah 22 6 8 8 16 20 11 3 4 4 6 8 11 3 4 4 10 12 -4 26
14 Al-Kawkab 22 6 7 9 21 27 11 3 3 5 12 13 11 3 4 4 9 14 -6 25
15 Al-Thuqbah 22 6 5 11 27 33 11 4 2 5 18 18 11 2 3 6 9 15 -6 23
16 Jeddah 21 6 5 10 24 33 10 1 4 5 10 14 11 5 1 5 14 19 -9 23
17 Al Sahel 21 4 10 7 13 23 9 2 6 1 3 2 12 2 4 6 10 21 -10 22
18 Al Bukayriyah 22 5 5 12 13 27 11 4 2 5 8 12 11 1 3 7 5 15 -14 20
19 Arar 22 3 5 14 19 37 11 2 2 7 14 23 11 1 3 7 5 14 -18 14
20 Al Najoom 22 3 5 14 16 38 10 1 4 5 7 14 12 2 1 9 9 24 -22 14