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Abha vs Al Ittihad Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast

Published at :May 1, 2024 at 9:42 PM
Modified at :May 1, 2024 at 9:42 PM
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Dhruv Sharma


Al Ittihad will face the bottom of the standings team in the Saudi Pro League

Abha finds themselves in the relegation zone of the Saudi Pro League, currently occupying the 17th position out of the 18 teams competing. Their recent match concluded in a 4-0 defeat against Al Akhdoud, bringing their total points to 25 from 29 league games. As Abha aims to bounce back to winning form and distance themselves from the relegation threat, their next hurdle is the formidable task of facing the Al Ittihad side.

Al Ittihad are gearing up to face Abha in the Saudi Pro League. After suffering a defeat against Al Shabab in their last league match, they currently hold the fifth position in the Saudi Pro League points table with 50 points. However, their path in the Kings Champions Cup also came to an end when they lost to Al Hilal in the semi-finals of the competition.

Kick-off:

Friday, 3 May 2024 at 6:00 PM GMT (11:30 PM IST)

Location: Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Stadium

Form:

Abha (all competitions): D-L-W-L-L

Al Ittihad (all competitions): W-L-W-L-L

Players to watch out

Grzegorz Krychowiak (Abha)

Krychowiak is known for his ability to retain the ball due to his strong passing technique, making him an ideal fit for possession-oriented playing styles. The 34-year-old is a player with experience of playing for top European teams. He has been the top goalscorer for the club this season, he has eight goals and one assist to his name this season in the Saudi Pro League.

Abderrazak Hamdallah (Al Ittihad)

Hamdallah has been exceptional for Al Ittihad this season, netting 19 goals and delivering 3 assists to his teammates. His exceptional finishing skills stand out as one of his key attributes in the final third, complemented by his ability to hold up play and create space for his fellow players. As the upcoming matches approach, Hamdallah is poised to play a pivotal role for his team.

Match Facts

  • Abha haven’t scored in their last 2 matches.
  • Al Ittihad haven’t lost to Abha in their last 6 meetings.
  • Abha haven’t kept a clean sheet in 5 matches

Abha vs Al Ittihad: Betting tips and odds

  • Tip 1: Abha to win this match – 17/4 with bet365
  • Tip 2: Abderrazak Hamdallah to open the scoring – 19/5 with BetUK
  • Tip 3: Both teams to score goals – 8/15 with SkyBet

Injury & team news

Marcel Tisserand and Zakaria Al Sudani are among those nursing muscle injuries for the home team.

Abdullah Al Jadani, Ahmed Bamsaud, and Ahmed Mohammed Sharahili are dealing with cruciate ligament injuries, each with varying return timelines. Uncertainty looms over the availability of Fabinho, Karim Benzema, Luiz Felipe, Sultan Al Farhan, and Zakaria Al Hawsawi due to muscle injuries or unspecified ailments.

Head to Head

Total Matches – 13

Abha wins – 3

Al Ittihad wins – 10

Draws – 0

Predicted Lineup

Abha predicted lineup (4-4-2):

Tatarusanu; Al-Jumayah, Sahafi, Noguera, Zubaidi; Kamano, Matic, Bguir, Al-Mutairi; Krychowiak, Al Ali

Al Ittihad predicted lineup (4-3-3)

Maiouf; Al Yami, Al Mosa, Hegazy, Kadesh; Al Nashri, Kante, Al Ghamdi; A.Al Ghamdi, Hamdallah, Al Sahafi

Match prediction for Abha vs Al Ittihad

Considering the recent outcomes of matches between Abha and Al Ittihad, we foresee a lopsided encounter at the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium. Al Ittihad and Abha have won only one match in their last three matches, Al Ittihad being a technically better team will have a slight upper hand against the second-bottom team in the league.

Prediction: Abha 0-2 Al Ittihad

Telecast

India – Sony Liv, Sony Sports Network

UK – Sky Sports

US –  ESPN

Nigeria –  Sporty TV

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