Al Ittihad Vs. Al Hilal Betting Odds, Predictions & Winning Tips (Saudi Pro League 2023/24, September 1)
It is already round 5 of the Saudi Professional League, and the competition is heating up. Al Ittihad vs Al Hilal is the Saudi Arabian Clasico, and it’s one of the most fun games of the year. Both teams have made some shocking transfers this window, which should make it an even better match.
Al Ittihad vs Al Hilal (2023/24 Saudi Pro League) Key Info
Al Ittihad are currently sitting in first place in the Saudi Pro League standings. The Tigers haven’t dropped a single point in their first four games of the season. Abderrazak Hamdallah is the team’s top scorer with four goals so far, while Karim Benzema had an injury in the last game and is a doubt for this Clasico.
Al Hilal are currently sitting in third place in the Saudi Pro League standings. The Blue Waves dropped two points in their game against Al Feiha, but other than that, they have been excellent so far. Al Hilal went all the way to the Arab Club Champions Cup Final but lost to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||Saudi Professional League season 2023-24, Matchday 5|
|🏟️ Venue:||Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|🗓️ Date:||1 September 2023|
|⏰ Time:||6 p.m. GMT on Friday|
Al Ittihad vs Al Hilal Preview and Stats
Al Ittihad vs Al Hilal Odds
According to the best online football bookies, Al Ittihad are the slight home underdogs at 2.60 (8/5). A draw is offered at 3.40 (12/5), while Al Hilal are the away favorites at 2.40 (7/5) to beat the Tigers.
Al Ittihad are coming off a 3-0 away win over Al Wehda. Romarinho, Jota, and Coronado scored the goals for the Tigers in that game. Al Ittihad has been perfect in the league so far, scoring 12 goals and not conceding any in their first four matches. It will be a big blow for the team if Karim Benzema misses the game.
Al Hilal are coming off a 2-0 home win against Al Ettifaq. Malcom and Al Dawsari scored the goals for the Blue Waves. The absence of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will hurt the team’s chances in this game, as he is still suspended for his red card against Al Raed.
Al Ittihad – Al Hilal: H2H
Both teams have played each other recently in the Arab Club Champions Cup, and Al Hilal won that game. Al Ittihad last beat Al Hilal in 2021 at home. The Saudi Arabian Clasico this year should be a high-scoring game.
- Al Ittihad 1-3 Al Hilal (5 August 2023)
- Al Hilal 2-2 Al Ittihad (16 May 2023)
- Al Ittihad 0-0* Al Hilal (23 April 2023)
- Al Ittihad 0-1 Al Hilal (5 January 2023)
- Al Ittihad 1-3 Al Hilal (23 May 2022)
Last Five Games
Al Ittihad: WWWWL
Al Hilal: WWDWL
Football Saudi Professional League 2023–24 Overview
The Saudi Professional League is gaining more followers each day with its big signings. The competition is so high here, and we have covered each team’s chances in our Saudi Pro League 23/24 betting predictions. A lot of foreign players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Neymar Jr. have joined the league, in addition to some great managers like Nuno Santo and Steven Gerrard.
Al Hilal and Ittihad are two of the most successful teams in Saudi Arabia, and it’s the El Clasico of the league. The game will be even more important this year, as Al Hilal signed Mitrovic, Neymar, Neves, Milinkovic-Savic, Bono, Koulibaly, and Malcom. Al Ittihad, on the other hand, have signed Benzema, Fabinho, Jota, and Kante.
Al Ittihad vs Al Hilal Predictions
Al Hilal to Win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Al Hilal have been doing great in this matchup in recent years. In the last 15 head-to-head games between them, Al Hilal have won 11, drawn three, and lost only one to Al Ittihad. The defense of the Blue Waves have improved a lot since Bono started playing. The Moroccan goalkeeper has yet to concede with Al Hilal.
If Benzema was completely fit for this game, it would have been another story, but he is injured, and even if he plays, he won’t be 100%. Al Hilal will be motivated to get a win here and get to the top of the league.
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (17/25)
Both teams are in great form at the start of the season. Al Hilal are averaging 2.5 goals per game, while Al Ittihad are averaging four. Both teams have scored in four of their last six head-to-head matches. This El Clasico is expected to have even more goals with the big offensive signings.
Aleksandar Mitrovic to Score @ 2.10 (11/10)
Aleksandar Mitrovic has a goal and an assist in two games played with Al Hilal. He is the main striker for the team and gets a lot of chances in every match. The Serbian forward had 58 goals for Fulham in the last two seasons. If Al Hilal scores in this game, it will be between him and Malcom.
Al Ittihad vs Al Hilal Team News
Al Ittihad will most likely miss Karim Benzema in this game, but there’s a small chance that he still plays.
Al Hilal will be without Sergej Milinkovic-Savic again due to his suspension, while Kalidou Koulibaly is back from his injury and should start.
Recommended Al Ittihad vs Al Hilal Betting Picks
The absence of recent Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema should be huge for Al Ittihad. We will be going with the healthier and more ready team in Al Hilal to win. Make sure you use our 2023 Al Ittihad vs Al Hilal betting predictions and bet them at the bookmakers in Saudi Arabia to have more fun watching the game.