Saudi Pro League 23/24 Season Predictions, Winner Odds & Betting Tips (11 August 2023 – 27 May 2024)
The Saudi Professional League will be getting a lot of attention after their big signings in the summer making the 48th edition of the tournament the most exciting. The competition runs from August 11th, 2023, to May 27th, 2024, and many teams will try to catch the current champions, Al Ittihad, which also added a few big names to their squad.
23/24 Saudi Pro League Betting Guide
The Saudi Arabia Football Federation decided to start the Saudi Professional League 2023/24 season on August 11, 2023, and end on May 27, 2024. The event is played all across Saudi Arabia and consists of 18 teams competing for the title. Al Ittihad is the defending champion, having won their 9th title last season and their first since 2009. The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo to Al Nassr has been huge for the league, as more foreign players joined after him.
Each team plays a total of 34 matches throughout the season to determine the winner and the relegated clubs. This Saudi Professional League season will be unexpected, and any team can win the title. It will be the first time the latest Ballon d’Or winner plays in the Roshn Saudi League.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||Saudi Professional League Season 2023/24|
|🏟️ Venues:||Stadiums Across Saudi Arabia|
|🗓️ Dates:||11 August 2023 – 27 May 2024|
2023–24 Saudi Professional League Winner Odds & Favorites
Here’s a look at the 2023–24 Roshn Saudi League winner odds and the favorites to win the championship from the best football betting apps:
Al Ittihad @ 2.87 (15/8)
Al Ittihad is the defending champion after having a great season. They conceded only 13 goals in 30 matches in the Saudi Professional League, which is the best margin of any other Saudi club. Al Ittihad has bought a lot of big players for this season as well, like Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and Fabinho. They will be one of the big contenders, for sure.
Al Nassr @ 3.75 (11/4)
Al Nassr was very close to winning the Saudi Professional League last season. They finished in second place, five points below Al Ittihad. Cristiano Ronaldo scored 14 goals in 16 matches in his first season with the team, and he will be hoping to win the title in his second try. The club made a big surprise by signing Sadio Mane from Bayern Munich in addition to Marcelo Brozovic. Al Nassr had the best home record last season, and they will have to improve their away form to win the title this year.
Al Hilal @ 4.50 (7/2)
Al Hilal has won the championship in three of the last four years. They have also won the most Saudi Professional League titles (18). Al Hilal has signed Kalidou Koulibaly, Ruben Neves, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. They have a pretty good roster and will try to improve on their third-place finish last season. Al Hilal is the current King’s Cup champion, and they should be in a good position to compete in the Saudi Professional League this season.
Al Shabab @ 15.0 (14/1)
Al Shabab has won the Saudi Professional League six times before. They finished fourth last season, and they had the third-best offense. Ever Banega and Carlos Carvalho are the two best players on the team. Unlike most of the Saudi Arabian clubs, Al Shabab didn’t make as many big transfers, as they only acquired Gustavo Cuellar from Flamengo this year. Their chances of winning the title are not that good, but they will compete for the top four spots.
Al Ahli @ 17.0 (16/1)
Al Ahli is one of the most successful clubs in Saudi Arabia. They had a surprising relegation in 2022, but they are back in the Saudi Professional League this season after getting promoted again. Al Ahli made some of the biggest transfers this year, as they acquired players like Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, Allan Saint-Maximin, and Edouard Mendy. They will be a fun team to watch.
Football Saudi Pro League 2023–24 Format & Overview
The Saudi Professional League is organized in a relegation/promotion style with the Saudi First Division League, and it consists of 18 teams, each playing 34 matches throughout the season. The team that finishes with the most points wins the championship. The last three clubs get relegated directly to the Saudi First Division League, while the top two clubs qualify for the AFC Champions League.
The Saudi Professional League season starts on August 11 and will run for over nine months. Al Ahli, Al Hazem, Al Okhdood, and Al Riyadh got promoted to the league this season, while Al Adalah and Al Batin got relegated to the Saudi First Division League.
History of the Saudi Arabian Football Championship
The Saudi League was first established in 1974, and Al Nassr won the first title, but the first Saudi Professional League was in 1976. Al Hilal won 18 championships, which is the most by any Saudi Arabian team. Then come Al Ittihad and Al Nassr, with nine titles each.
This will be the 48th edition of the Saudi Professional League. Al Hilal has dominated the league in recent years, winning the title in five of the last seven seasons.
Last Five Winners
- 2023 – Al Ittihad
- 2022 – Al Hilal
- 2021 – Al Hilal
- 2020 – Al Hilal
- 2019 – Al Nassr
Football Stars Playing in the Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is attracting more professional and foreign players every day. The league is now filled with superstars from all around the world. The players are more open to playing in the Saudi Professional League now because the clubs pay high wages, and they also have a competitive tournament that will expand even more.
Top-20 Footballers in Saudi League in 2023
Here are the top 20 football star players in the Saudi Professional League right now:
|Player||Team Joined||Team Left||Transfer Cost|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Al Nassr||Manchester United||Free Agent|
|Karim Benzema||Al Ittihad||Real Madrid||Free Agent|
|Sadio Mane||Al Nassr||Bayern Munich||€37m|
|N’Golo Kante||Al Ittihad||Chelsea||Free Agent|
|Riyad Mahrez||Al Ahli||Manchester City||€35m|
|Franck Kessie||Al Ahli||Barcelona||€15m|
|Roberto Firmino||Al Ahli||Liverpool||Free Agent|
|Sergej Milinkovic-Savic||Al Hilal||Lazio||€40m|
|Marcelo Brozovic||Al Nassr||Inter Milan||€18m|
|Kalidou Koulibaly||Al Hilal||Chelsea||€23m|
|Allan Saint-Maximin||Al Ahli||Newcastle||€27.2m|
|Edouard Mendy||Al Ahli||Chelsea||€18.5m|
|Ruben Neves||Al Hilal||Wolverhampton||€55m|
|Alex Telles||Al Nassr||Manchester United||€7m|
|Seko Fofana||Al Nassr||Lens||€25m|
|Jordan Henderson||Al Ettifaq||Liverpool||€14m|
|Moussa Dembele||Al Ettifaq||Lyon||Free Agent|
The current Ballon d’Or winner, Karim Benzema, joined Al Ittihad alongside another star French player – N’golo Kante. All these transfers became possible after one of the best footballers in history, Cristiano Ronaldo, joined Al Nassr, which encouraged more players to join the league as well.
23/24 Saudi Pro League Outright Winner Prediction
Al Nassr to Win Outright @ 3.75 (11/4)
According to the bookmakers in Saudi Arabia, Al Nassr is one of the best clubs in the league right now. They finished in second place last season and third the year before that. Cristiano Ronaldo is leading the team, and he is expected to have an even better performance this season with the new signings. Sadio Mane is another great addition to the team’s offense with Anderson Talisca, who scored 20 goals in the league in each of the last two seasons.
The midfield will also improve a lot since Marcelo Brozovic and Seko Fofana joined the team. Al Nassr’s weak link will be their defense, but they bought players like Alex Telles, who will be an addition to the team at the back.
High-Odds Winner Prediction 2023–24 Saudi Arabia Professional League
Al Ahli to Win Outright @ 17.0 (16/1)
Even though Al Ahli is coming back to the Saudi Professional League from the First Division, they will have a good chance to win the title with their great signings. They are expected to score a lot of goals with their current attack, which consists of Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, and Allan Saint-Maximin. They also just acquired Franck Kessie from Barcelona, which will be huge for their midfield. They also have FIFA’s Goalkeeper of the Year in 2022, Edouard Mendy.
Season Predictions for 23/24 Saudi Professional League
Karim Benzema to Be the Top Goalscorer @ 2.25 (5/4)
Karim Benzema, the Ballon d’Or winner and one of the best strikers in the world, if not the best, has joined Al Ittihad this year with a big signing. He scored three goals in the first three matches for the team in the Arab Club Champions Cup. Karim is on penalty duty, which will increase his number of goals for the season.
Al Ittihad has a good midfield that will provide assists for Benzema, and it should be between him and Cristiano Ronaldo this year. Karim has averaged 22.2 goals in La Liga in the last five years, while the top goalscorer last year in the Saudi Professional League had only 21.
Recommended 23-24 Saudi Pro League Betting Picks
It will be fun to see how all the big signings settle in, and we will be going with Mane, Ronaldo, and Al Nassr to win the title this year. Make sure to use our 2023–24 Saudi Professional League season predictions and bet them at the betting sites in Saudi Arabia to have more fun watching the event.