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Competition: Saudi Arabia Pro League
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 13:05 (UTC)
Venue: Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Sports City Stadium

The visiting Al Shabab side should be favourites in this visit to Dhamk, as the away team holds a 24 point advantage from their 20 league games this season.

Insights:
  • Dhamk has the most conceded goals in the first half (21) in Pro League
  • Al Shabab has the most scored goals (42) in Pro League

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

Al Shabab have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 1900 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

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Dhamk form and stats

Dhamk have collected 15 points from their Pro League home games so far after 4-3-3.

Dhamk travelled for their previous game, a trip to Al-Ain that ended 1-1. Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Al Faisaly (0-2).

Mansor Hamzi was able to secure the draw 1-1 in the game against Al-Ain after coming on as a substitute and scoring the final goal. In the starting lineup today?

Dhamk has scored 14 league goals at home this season, in 10 matches. Dhamk's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 13 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Al Shabab form and stats

5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. That’s the product of Al Shabab, who have the most scored goals (42) in Pro League, playing as the away team in the Pro League this season. Long winning streaks away are a rare occurrence in football, which only makes Shabab's record of four away victories in a row even more impressive. They last lost points away in the Al Hilal game.

The supporters enjoyed Shabab's previous game versus Al Ahli (placed 3rd), a Pro League 3-0 win played at home. A loss against Al Fateh was the result prior to that, in a home game.

Shabab have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 23 goals from 10 away matches. Al Shabab's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 16 goals from these trips.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Al Shabab - Dhamk 2-1 entered in the official records. Last three meetings between the teams: Dhamk won zero, Al Shabab won two and one draw. two games with over 2,5 goals, one match with two goals or less.

Dhamk missing players

Al Shabab missing players

Dhamk Al Shabab
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
20 10 2 Played P 4 10 20
4 4 2 Won W 3 5 12
5 3 0 Drew D 1 3 5
11 3 0 Lost L 0 2 3
24 14 5 Scored S 11 23 42
36 13 3 Conceded C 5 16 24
90% 80% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
80% 70% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 90%
55% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 90% 75%
35% 30% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 75% 70% 45%
20% 20% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 20% 15%
60% 50% 50% BTTS BTTS 75% 70% 70%
20% 40% 50% Clean Sheets C S 25% 20% 25%
30% 30% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 10% 5%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 2.2 3.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.8 2.8 2.4
5 2 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
8.8 9.7 10.5 Shots (avg) S ( 10.5 8.2 9.9
3.5 4 6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6.5 5.4 5.5
34% 35% 42% Goal Efficiency G E 42% 43% 38%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • Al Shabab has the most scored goals (23) away in Pro League
  • Al Shabab has the most scored goals (42) in Pro League
  • Al Shabab has the most scored goals in the second half (25) in Pro League
  • Al Shabab have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Al Shabab haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Al Shabab is in the best form (5-0-1)
  • All of Al Shabab's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Dhamk has the most conceded goals in the first half (21) 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 Shabab 20 12 5 3 42 24 10 7 2 1 19 8 10 5 3 2 23 16 18 41
2 Al Hilal 19 10 6 3 33 15 10 6 2 2 18 8 9 4 4 1 15 6 18 36
3 Al Ahli 20 10 5 5 32 30 10 4 5 1 13 10 10 6 0 4 19 20 2 35
4 Al Ittihad 20 8 8 4 26 21 10 4 3 3 12 9 10 4 5 1 14 12 5 32
5 Al Ittifaq 20 9 3 8 34 32 9 4 1 4 15 15 11 5 2 4 19 17 2 30
6 Al Quadisiya 20 7 8 5 31 29 10 5 3 2 16 13 10 2 5 3 15 16 2 29
7 Al Taawon 20 7 7 6 21 17 9 4 3 2 12 7 11 3 4 4 9 10 4 28
8 Al Wahda 20 8 3 9 30 33 10 3 1 6 15 21 10 5 2 3 15 12 -3 27
9 Al Faisaly 20 6 8 6 27 26 10 2 5 3 13 16 10 4 3 3 14 10 1 26
10 Al Nassr 19 7 4 8 28 26 9 4 2 3 17 13 10 3 2 5 10 13 2 25
11 Al Fateh 20 7 4 9 31 36 10 2 2 6 15 22 10 5 2 3 16 14 -5 25
12 Al Batin 20 6 6 8 29 32 10 3 3 4 14 14 10 3 3 4 15 18 -3 24
13 Abha 20 7 3 10 26 35 10 3 3 4 12 15 10 4 0 6 14 20 -9 24
14 Al Raed 20 6 4 10 28 32 11 2 2 7 15 21 9 4 2 3 13 11 -4 22
15 Dhamk 20 4 5 11 24 36 10 4 3 3 14 13 10 0 2 8 10 23 -12 17
16 Al-Ain 20 4 3 13 22 40 11 3 1 7 13 25 9 1 2 6 9 15 -18 15