AL Fateh SC - AL Shabab FC predictions and free betting tips [31/10/2023]
On Tuesday, Al-Fateh will encounter Al-Shabab in the 1/8 finals of the King's Cup.
Al-Fateh, under Slaven Bilic, unexpectedly pulled off a string of victories for many and climbed to the 4th spot in the league table. The team, which in comparison with many competitors has practically not strengthened in the transfer market, gained 23 points in 11 rounds. In the last round, they won against Al-Raed away with a score of 2:1.
The team played in a 4-2-3-1 formation. The team's top scorer is Batna, with 7 goals to his name. At the last stage of the King's Cup, Al-Ohdoud was defeated with a score of 3:1. Slaven Bilic sets his charges attractive football, with the experienced Denayer donning the mantle of the dressing room leader.
Al-Shabab ranks 11th in the league table, having dropped the ball at the season's start. The last round saw a loss away to Abha 1:2, with the team down to 10 men after the 72nd minute following Yago's dismissal. Head Coach Igor Bishchan employed a 4-3-3 formation. The coach took the post on 18 October 2023. Al-Batin was beaten 2:1 in the King's Cup. As the team undergoes a transformation, Al-Shabab appears disjointed. Team's talisman has emerged to be Saiss.
The opponents have had 22 matches against each other, with Al-Fateh bagging 8 victories and 10 defeats. The teams last faced in May, with Al-Shabab claiming a 1:0 victory.
Match Prediction: Al-Fateh vs Al-Shabab
Al-Fateh is in remarkable form, boasting 5 wins in their last 5 games. Unlike their opponents, who made substantial acquisitions during the transfer window, the team exhibits a more cohesive game. It's worth backing the home team's victory.
Goal Total Prediction
Al-Fateh scores at a decent level, but struggle to keep a clean sheet - conceding in each game. The recommended bet is TO.