Saudi Pro League Game: Al Ettifaq vs Al Tai | Date: September 21, 2023 | Time: 20:30 Hrs. | Location: Al-Hazm Club Stadium, Al-Rass, Saudi Arabia
Al Ettifaq Football Club نادي الاتفاق لكرة القدم is going head to head with Al-Tai FC نادي الطائي starting on 21 Sept 2023 at 20:30 Hrs . The match is a part of the Saudi Professional League. Currently, Al Ettifaq rank 5th, while Al Tai hold 11th position. Looking to all updates on Al Ettifaq and Al Tai, stay connected with Proleaguefootballsaudi.com for all updated news and team details.
We feature team analysis, there head to head comparison, past match data and probable squad details. All these data points can help you decide on Al Ettifaq vs Al Tai game prediction. Even though Profootballleaguesaudi.com directly or indirectly does not talk about or feature betting odds but our data analysis can help you predict the probable winner.
Preview: Al Ettifaq vs. Al Tai
When Al Ettifaq plays Al Tai at Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium on Thursday afternoon, they’ll be trying to keep the pressure on the Saudi Pro League’s top team.
After six games, the Al Ettifaq are in 5th place in the Saudi Pro League standings with 13 points, while the Al Tai are in 9th place and 5 points further down.
Last week, Al Ettifaq defeated Abha 3-1 on the road. Moussa Dembele, Robin Quaison, and Hamed Al Ghamdi all scored goals for the visitors before Karl Toko Ekambi netted a consolation goal for his team in stoppage time.
With that, Steven Gerrard’s team won for the fourth time in six games. Their lone defeat this season came at the hands of league-leading Al Hilal at the end of the previous month.
With two victories and a draw in their first three games, the Commandos are unbeaten at home this season and have only lost once in their previous nine competitive home games.
Although they have recently had a strong home record, the hosts are aware that this game will be challenging because they have lost the last four games against this opponent dating back to September 2021.
Al Ettifaq, however, has perhaps never been better prepared to defeat their opponent and will need to do just that to stay within striking distance of the formidable PIF-owned powerhouses at the top of the league. This is because of important personnel changes between the two teams’ last encounters.
In contrast, Al Tai’s first six league games in 2023–24 have been at best mediocre, with two victories, three defeats, and a tie in their most recent game against Al Hazem over the weekend.
The Knights of The North gained the advantage from the penalty spot following a VAR review, but Toze’s successful conversion of his subsequent penalty kick for a foul by Hussain Qassem erased that advantage before halftime.
Since his team has only managed three goals thus far, which is the fewest of any team in the league, they have failed to score in three of their six games, which will be Kresimir Rezic’s main concern at the moment.
The visitors have a strong record against this team over the past two seasons, but their recent road performance has been much worse; they have failed to win any of their last eight league away games either side of the break.
Dembele will probably lead the line alone since Vitinho hasn’t played since being replaced against Al Hilal two weeks ago, and he’s sidelined indefinitely due to injury.
Marcel Tisserand, a Congolese international, will also miss the game while he recovers from a muscular ailment, but he might return for the game against Jeddah the following week.
Rezic has moved his pack around quite a bit, and we might see a few more changes this time as well, although mostly sticking to a 4-5-1 formation in the early going.
Al Ettifaq vs Al Tai: H2H
|Last Game: Al Ettifaq 3-1 Damac
Saturday, September 2 at 7pm in Saudi Pro League
|Last Game: Al Tai 1-0 Abha
Friday, September 1 at 4pm in Saudi Pro League
|Goals for: 8
|Goals for: 2
Our analysis of all the information, including player statistics and recent performances, indicates that an Al Ettifaq victory is the most likely result of this game, with a probability of 54.78%. A win for Al Tai has a probability of 21.97%, while a draw has a probability of 23.3%.
1-0 is the result that Al Ettifaq will most likely achieve, with a chance of 10.58%. The next most likely results are 2-1 (9.82%) and 2-0 (9.44%) scorelines. The likelihood of a draw is 1-1 (11.01%), while the likelihood of an Al Tai victory is 0-1 (6.18%).
Al Ettifaq possible starting lineup:
Victor; Otaibi, Hendry, Al-Khateeb, Al Shamrani; Hazazi, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Al-Ghamdi, Quaison; Dembele
Al Tai possible starting lineup:
Braga; Al Nakhli, Bauer, Roco, Qassem; Semedo, Mohammed, Corea, Al-Shamlan, Mensah; Dugandzic
Al Ettifaq vs Al Tai: Prediction
Al Ettifaq have played well this season and appear to be getting better with each game they play, with their best players beginning to have an impact on others around them. The fact that Al Tai have yet to triumph in a game this year and have had a difficult time scoring goals makes them appear to have few chances in this encounter.
As a result, we predict that Al Ettifaq will win by a score of two.