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

Published at :May 8, 2024 at 11:30 PM
Modified at :May 8, 2024 at 11:30 PM
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Both teams come into this match after defeats in previous games

Al Ittihad are preparing to take on a top-half team in the Saudi Pro League. Following a loss to Abha in their previous league encounter, they currently occupy the fifth spot in the league standings with 50 points. However, after their journey in the Kings Champions Cup ended, they will end the season without a trophy.

Al Ettifaq are experiencing a varied season, currently occupying eighth place in the Saudi Pro League standings. In their recent three matches, they haven’t managed to secure a victory, they have drawn two and lost one. Their last defeat came against Al Feiha, a team that is level on points them but have a minus goal difference.

Kick-off:

Friday, 10 May 2024 at 6:00 PM GMT (11:30 PM IST)

Location: King Abdullah Sport City

Form:

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

Al Ettifaq (all competition): L-W-D-D-L

Players to watch out

Romarinho (Al Ittihad)

Romarinho is a versatile player who excels in multiple positions such as striker, winger, and attacking midfielder. He is widely recognized for his outstanding dribbling abilities and possesses a sharp eye for finding and capitalizing on available spaces, which greatly troubles opposing teams. This season, he has contributed 5 goals and 3 assists for the club in the Saudi Pro League.

Moussa Dembele (Al Ettifaq) 

Moussa Dembele has emerged as the top scorer for the team this season, netting a total of 11 goals. With experience playing for several prestigious clubs across Europe, he adds a composed presence up front, showcasing adept holdup skills and the knack for involving teammates effectively. His proficiency inside the penalty area is evident through his instinctive poaching ability, rendering him a potent threat for the team.

Match Facts

  • Al Ittihad are ranked 4 in goals scored per match.
  • Al Ettifaq have scored 4 goals in their last 5 matches.
  • Al Ittihad haven’t kept a clean sheet in 6 matches.

Abha vs Al Ittihad: Betting tips and odds

  • Tip 1: Al Ittihad to win this match – 17/20 with SkyBet
  • Tip 2: Moussa Dembele to open the scoring – 6/1 with bet365
  • Tip 3: Both teams to score goals – 6/10 with PaddyPower

Injury & team news

Abdullah Al Jadani, Ahmed Bamsaud, and Ahmed Mohammed Sharahili are sidelined with cruciate ligament injuries, each facing different recovery periods. Meanwhile, uncertainties surround the availability of Fabinho, Karim Benzema, Luiz Felipe, Sultan Al Farhan, and Zakaria Al Hawsawi due to muscle injuries or unspecified ailments.

Steven Gerrard’s team boasts a fully healthy squad and aims to conclude the season on a better note.

Head to Head

Total Matches – 34

Al Ittihad – 28

Al Ettifaq – 6

Draw – 10

Predicted lineup for Al Ittihad vs Al Ettifaq

Al Ittihad predicted lineup (4-3-3)

Maiouf; Al Yami, Al Mosa, Kadesh, Al Jaadi; Al Ghamdi, Kante, A.Al Ghamdi; Al Amri, Romarinho, Jota

Al Ettifaq Predicted lineup (4-3-3): 

Victor; Yousef, Hendry, Madu, Otaibi; Wijnaldum, Medran, Fofana; Camara, Dembele, Ekambi

Match prediction for Al Ittihad vs Al Ettifaq

The upcoming match between both the teams promises to be an exciting spectacle. Al Ittihad currently holds a higher position than Ettifaq in the standings and will be eager to maintain it by securing more points. Despite their recent winless streak in league fixtures, Ittihad’s strong season performance suggests they are capable of clinching a victory in this match.

Prediction: Al Ittihad 2-1 Al Ettifaq

Telecast

India – Sony Liv, Sony Sports Network

UK – Sky Sports

US –  ESPN

Nigeria –  Sporty TV

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