Betting preview: Al Ittihad faced with a tough challenge when Al Hilal visits

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Competition: Saudi Arabia Pro League
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 17:50 (UTC)
Venue: King Abdullah Sports City (62345 seats)

A key match in Pro League as both teams are battling for the top positions. With Al Ittihad in 3rd position and Al Hilal placed 1st, this promises to be an exciting meeting. Read on to find out more!

Insights:
  • Al Ittihad have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (6) in Pro League
  • Al Hilal is in the best form (5-0-1)

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 900 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

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Al Ittihad form and stats

Al Ittihad have collected 21 points from their Pro League home games so far after 6-3-3. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at King Abdullah Sports City.

An away draw last time out for Ittihad, facing Al Raed in a game that ended 1-1. Ahead of that match, Ittihad lost 1-2 at home to Al Fateh (after extra-time).

A painful moment in the game against Al Raed was the missed penalty kick from Romarinho in the 45th minute. A goal there would obviously have changed the match and probably the outcome.

A decent goal production from Al Ittihad in their home games so far, with 18 goals from 12 league matches. On the other hand, Al Ittihad have conceded 12 goals. It's worth mentioning that 6 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Al Hilal form and stats

Playing away, Al Hilal, who have the the best goal difference (+25) in Pro League, have won 6 games, drawn 4 and suffered 2 defeats in the Pro League this season. The fact that Hilal have won four matches in a row should scare the hosts and makes this contest more interesting. It could be a hat trick of victories away for Hilal, as they have won on their previous two travels.

Al Hilal won their last game, 1-0 versus Al Quadisiya played at home. Preceding that game was the away victory against Al Wahda with the score of 4-2.

Al Hilal have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 24 goals from 12 away matches. Al Hilal are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 11 times in 12 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Al Hilal - Ittihad 1-1. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's zero Ittihad victories, four draws and six Al Hilal wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, six matches with two goals or less.

Al Ittihad missing players

Al Hilal missing players

Al Ittihad Al Hilal
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
24 12 3 Played P 1 12 24
11 6 1 Won W 0 6 14
9 3 2 Drew D 0 4 6
4 3 0 Lost L 1 2 4
37 18 4 Scored S 0 24 45
26 12 3 Conceded C 1 11 20
96% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 96%
83% 67% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 67% 75%
46% 42% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 42% 42%
21% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 42% 29%
12% 17% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 17%
75% 58% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 50%
17% 33% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 42%
12% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 25% 12%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 1.7 2.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 6 1.8 1.8
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
9.8 7.8 6.3 Shots (avg) S ( 3 8.9 9.8
4 2.9 2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 5.2 5.1
39% 51% 67% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 38% 37%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • Al Hilal have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Al Hilal have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (11) in Pro League
  • Al Hilal have the fewest matches over the total-line (7) in Pro League
  • Al Hilal have the most matches under the total-line (15) in Pro League
  • Al Hilal have the most points (22) away in Pro League
  • Al Hilal have the the best goal difference (+13) away in Pro League
  • Al Hilal have the the best goal difference (+25) in Pro League
  • Al Hilal is in the best form (5-0-1)
  • Al Ittihad have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (6) in Pro League

  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 Hilal 24 14 6 4 45 20 12 8 2 2 21 9 12 6 4 2 24 11 25 48
2 Al Shabab 24 13 6 5 47 31 12 7 3 2 21 12 12 6 3 3 26 19 16 45
3 Al Ittihad 24 11 9 4 37 26 12 6 3 3 18 12 12 5 6 1 19 14 11 42
4 Al Taawon 24 10 8 6 30 20 11 5 4 2 15 9 13 5 4 4 15 11 10 38
5 Al Nassr 24 10 6 8 40 30 12 6 3 3 27 15 12 4 3 5 13 15 10 36
6 Al Ittifaq 24 10 5 9 37 37 12 5 2 5 17 19 12 5 3 4 20 18 0 35
7 Al Ahli Jeddah 24 10 5 9 36 41 12 4 5 3 15 15 12 6 0 6 21 26 -5 35
8 Al Quadisiya 24 7 10 7 36 38 12 5 4 3 20 20 12 2 6 4 16 18 -2 31
9 Al Fateh 24 9 4 11 40 44 12 3 2 7 21 28 12 6 2 4 19 16 -4 31
10 Abha 25 9 4 12 37 44 12 4 3 5 17 20 13 5 1 7 20 24 -7 31
11 Al Faisaly 24 7 9 8 30 30 12 3 5 4 15 18 12 4 4 4 15 12 0 30
12 Al Raed 24 8 5 11 35 35 13 3 3 7 20 22 11 5 2 4 15 13 0 29
13 Al Batin 24 7 7 10 34 43 12 4 3 5 17 16 12 3 4 5 17 27 -9 28
14 Al Wahda 25 8 3 14 35 52 12 3 1 8 18 29 13 5 2 6 17 23 -17 27
15 Dhamk 24 6 6 12 33 43 12 4 4 4 16 16 12 2 2 8 17 27 -10 24
16 Al-Ain 24 5 5 14 30 48 13 4 2 7 18 26 11 1 3 7 12 22 -18 20