Al-Riyadh - Al-Ettifaq predictions and free betting tips [22/10/2023]
On Sunday, Al-Riyadh will face Al-Ittifaq in the 10th round of the Saudi Arabia Premier League at the Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium in Riadh.
Al-Riyadh is battling for survival this season, with the team currently in 14th place in the league table with 8 points to their credit. Last round, the Belgic managed team lead by Yannick Ferreira played out a 2-2 draw with Al-Shabab on home soil. The manager favours a 4-2-3-1 formation. Al-Riyadh's biggest star is the Spanish winger Juanmi, loaned from Betis.
Al-Ittifaq entered the season as a potential title contender, having conducted a successful transfer campaign. However, the team is currently far from fighting for the medals - sitting in 7th place with 17 points. In the previous round, Al-Ittifaq lost 1:2 on their home turf to Al Fateh. Manager Steven Gerrard prefers the 4-3-3 formation. The Liverpool stalwart has requested that the club acquire players with Premier League experience. Talks to sign Lingard are currently underway, and Al Ittifaq is ready to part ways with Vitinho to make room for the Englishman. The team's top scorer is Moussa Dembele, who moved from Lyon as a free agent and has scored 7 goals this season.
The rivals have never met in head-to-head clashes.
In this particular confrontation, my approach is to wager on a draw.
Prediction for the Total Goals Scored
Al-Ittifaq is struggling to break a negative trend in away matches and is not performing at its best. The team has issues with effectiveness. Nevertheless, I anticipate a high-scoring showdown in the clash with Al-Riyadh.