Al Taawon vs Al-Ain match preview

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Competition: Saudi Arabia Pro League
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz City

Only a win will satisfy the Al Taawon supporters in this King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz City clash with Al-Ain, having a healthy lead on the opposition in the Pro League table.

Insights:
  • Al Taawon have the fewest scored goals in the second half (15) in Pro League
  • Al-Ain have the the worst goal difference (-18) in Pro League

Al Taawon and Al-Ain should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

It's quite the trip for Al-Ain when visiting Taawon as the cities are 900 kilometers apart.

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Al Taawon form and stats

Al Taawon have collected 19 points from their Pro League home games so far after 5-4-2.

In the preceding match a 3-1 victory visiting Al Shabab.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Taawon matches with similar probabilities have ended with two wins, zero draws and one defeat (from three games).

Taawon has scored 15 league goals at home this season, in 11 matches. From these home matches, Taawon have conceded only 9 goals.

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Al-Ain form and stats

There's been little loot from Al-Ain's travels as they have only collected 6 points from 11 away games in the Pro League. Al-Ain, who have the the worst goal difference (-18) in Pro League, only have 1 win to counter their 7 defeats and 3 draws.

A. Moutari, Mohammad Fouad, Faisal Al Jamaan and P. N'Diaye scored in Al-Ain's previous match, the home game against Al Wahda that ended 4-0.

As you can tell from the results above, Al-Ain was very dominant against Al Wahda, winning the match with a scoreline that even the finest fortune teller couldn't predict. 4-0 (!) with A. Moutari, Mohammad Fouad, Faisal Al Jamaan and P. N'Diaye providing the goals.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and Al-Ain playing away, we found one game. Results were zero away wins, zero draws and one home win.

Al-Ain are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 12 away goals from 11 games (in the league). The Al-Ain manager P. Machín Díez has some worries about the defense as 22 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Al-Ain - Taawon 1-0. Head-2-head stats last two meetings: one - zero - one (Taawon wins - draws - Al-Ain wins). As for goals, zero matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two had two or less.

Al Taawon missing players

Al-Ain missing players

Al Taawon Al-Ain
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
24 11 5 Played P 2 11 24
10 5 2 Won W 0 1 5
8 4 3 Drew D 0 3 5
6 2 0 Lost L 2 7 14
30 15 7 Scored S 0 12 30
20 9 4 Conceded C 4 22 48
88% 91% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 64% 60% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 91% 83%
38% 36% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 64% 62%
17% 27% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 27% 33%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 18% 25%
38% 45% 60% BTTS BTTS 0% 64% 58%
42% 45% 40% Clean Sheets C S 0% 9% 21%
33% 18% 20% Failed to Score F T 100% 27% 21%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.5 2.3 2.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.4 2.1
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
10 9.7 9.8 Shots (avg) S ( 3 7.6 8.4
3.7 3.7 4.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.5 3.5 3.8
34% 37% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 31% 33%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • Al Taawon have the fewest scored goals in the second half (15) in Pro League
  • Al-Ain have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Al-Ain have the fewest points (6) away in Pro League
  • Al-Ain have the fewest points from losing position (1) in Pro League
  • Al-Ain have the fewest scored goals (12) away in Pro League
  • Al-Ain have the most dropped points from leading position (20) in Pro League
  • Al-Ain have the the worst goal difference (-18) in Pro League
  • Al-Ain haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  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