Al Ettifaq Vs. Al Ittihad Betting Odds, Predictions & Winning Tips (Saudi Pro League 2023/24, November 24)
Al Ettifaq will host Al Ittihad in an exciting clash in the Saudi Pro League this weekend. Both teams aren’t that far away from the top four, and they have a lot to play for. This will be the first game for Marcelo Gallardo as Al Ittihad’s new coach.
Al-Ettifaq vs Al-Ittihad (Saudi Pro League 2023-24) Key Info
Al Ettifaq are currently sitting in 7th place in the Saudi Pro League standings. The Commandos lost to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr in the King Cup Round of 16. Al Ettifaq have been solid defensively this season, but their offense needs to step up for them to compete.
Al Ittihad are currently sitting in third place in the Saudi Pro League standings. The Tigers are doing well in the AFC Champions League, as they are at the top of their group after four rounds. They will also face Al Faysaly in the King Cup quarterfinals after beating Al Feiha earlier.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||Saudi Professional League season 2023-24, Matchday 14|
|🏟️ Venue:||Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia|
|🗓️ Date:||24 November 2023|
|⏰ Time:||3 p.m. GMT on Friday|
Al-Ettifaq vs Al-Ittihad Preview and Stats
Al Ettifaq vs Al Ittihad Odds
According to the latest football odds, Al Ettifaq are the home underdogs at 3.80 (14/5). A draw is offered at 3.60 (13/5), while Al Ittihad are the away favorites at 1.85 (17/20) to beat the Commandos.
Al Ettifaq are coming off a 0-0 away draw with Al Feiha in the Saudi Pro League. This was the second goalless draw in a row for the Commandos. Al Ettifaq have won only once in their last seven games, so they will need to improve, especially offensively.
Al Ittihad are coming off an exciting 4-2 home win over Al Abha in the Saudi Pro League. Karim Benzema scored a hat trick to put himself third in the top scorers race, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Aleksandar Mitrovic. Igor Coronado also scored in that game after recovering from his injury.
Al Ettifaq – Al Ittihad: H2H
Al Ittihad have dominated the Commandos in the last few years. In the last 15 head-to-head games, the Tigers won 10, drew once, and Al Ettifaq won five. Al Ittihad won their last encounter 3-0 as well.
- Al Ettifaq 0-3 Al Ittihad (16 February 2023)
- Al Ittihad 0-0 Al Ettifaq (3 September 2022)
- Al Ettifaq 1-3 Al Ittihad (23 June 2022)
- Al Ittihad 3-2 Al Ettifaq (26 December 2021)
- Al Ettifaq 2-0 Al Ittihad (30 January 2021)
Last Five Games
Al Ettifaq: DDLWL
Al Ittihad: WLLWD
Football Saudi League 2023–24 Transfers & Changes
The Saudi Professional League has been one of the most entertaining leagues, as they have made some big moves in the transfer window, and we have covered them and each team’s chances in our Saudi Pro League tips article.
Al Ittihad have added players like Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Luiz Felipe, Jota, and Fabinho. Al Ettifaq have also signed some stars like Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Moussa Dembele, and Jack Hendry.
Al Ettifaq vs Al Ittihad Predictions
Al Ittihad to Win @ 1.85 (17/20)
Al Ittihad have better offensive and defensive records than the Commandos this season. This will be the first game for Argentine coach Marcelo Gallardo with the Tigers, so the team will have extra motivation under the new manager.
Al Ittihad have won three of their last four away games over the Commandos, while the Tigers have the third-best away form this season as well, so this will be a hard game for Gerrard’s Al Ettifaq.
Total Goals – Over 2.5 @ 1.88 (9/10)
Al Ittihad have been having a lot of high-scoring games lately, as they had 32 goals in their last five matches, which is an average of 3.2 goals per game. Al Ettifaq have gone over the total in four of their last five home games as well.
Karim Benzema to Score @ 2.10 (11/10)
Karim Benzema has scored eight goals and had four assists in 11 games for the Tigers in the league. The French forward wasn’t comfortable playing under Nuno Santo, as the Portuguese coach also stated before that Karim doesn’t suit his playing style. But now, Al Ittihad have a new manager, and Benzema should be back to his best.
Al Ettifaq vs Al Ittihad Team News
Al Ettifaq will have a healthy squad for this game, while Jordan Henderson is one booking away from getting suspended.
Al Ittihad are healthy going into this game as well, as they don’t have any new injuries, and Igor Coronado is now fit to play.
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Al Ittihad have been much better than the Commandos this season, and they will have a new manager bounce as well. Make sure you use our 2023 Al Ettifaq vs Al Ittihad betting predictions and bet them on the betting apps in Saudi Arabia to have more fun watching the game.