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Saudi Pro League: Al Khaleej vs. Al Riyadh | Date: May 27, 2024 | Time: 18:30 Hrs. | Location: Prince Saud Bin Jalawi Stadium, Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Al Khaleej is going head to head with Al Riyadh starting on May 27th, 2024 at 18:30 Hrs. The match is a part of the Saudi Professional League. This match is part of round 33, in Saudi Pro League standing, Al Khaleej stands on 11th position with 37 points from 32 matches, while Al Riyadh stands at 14th position with 31 points on points table.

Al Khaleej vs. Al Riyadh H2H

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In the 2024 season, Al Khaleej averaged 1.06 goals per game throughout the actual season. There were more than 1.5 goals scored overall (by both the club and the opposition) in 13 (81.25%) home games. Eight (50.00%) of the 2024 season’s home games had a total goal total (team and opponent) of more than 2.5 goals.

In the 2024 season, Al Riyadh averaged 0.91 goals per game. In thirteen (81.25%) away games, the total goals (team and opponent) were more than 1.5 goals. Ten (62.50%) of the away side’s games saw total goals (both team and opponent). More than 2.5 goals.

Al Khaleej conceded 24 goals (56% of their total 43 goals) and scored 18 goals (53% of their 34 goals) at home. They rank 15th and tied for 10th, respectively, with an average of 1.12 goals scored and 1.5 goals conceded per home game.

Al Riyadh let up 34 goals (63% of their total of 54 goals) and scored 16 goals (55% of their total of 29 goals) while away. They rank jointly 11th and 17th, respectively, with an average of 1 goal scored and 2.12 goals surrendered per away game.

Head- to- Head Analysis

Three of the previous four meetings featured four goals or more, while one match had just one goal. One, four, five, and six goals were the most frequently occurring numbers. Al Riyadh had 350% shot effectiveness, compared to 112.5% for Al Khaleej. Al Khaleej outscored their season average by 1.19 goals per game, with 2.25 goals per game. Al Riyadh exceeded their season average by 0.84 goals per game, with 1.75 goals per game.

With seven goals apiece, Khaled Narey and Fabio Martins lead Al Khaleej in scoring. Saleh Al Abbas leads Al Riyadh in goals scored with eight.

Since 2008, Al-Khaleej Club and Al-Riyadh have participated in 14 games. Here is a head-to-head analysis of past games:

  • Al-Khaleej Club won six of them (total goals scored: 19), Al-Riyadh won four (total goals scored: 18), and four were drawn.
  • Past Head-to-Head Records between Al Khaleej Club and Al-Riyadh: Asian Handicap Win%: 0.0%, Total Goals Over%: 0.0%.
  • In the last five games, Al Khaleej Club has won 1, drawn 2, lost 2, conceded 1.4 goals per game, and its Asian handicap win percentage is 40.0%.
  • In the last five games, Al-Riyadh has won one, drawn three, lost one, and conceded one goal. Their Asian handicap win percentage is 60.0%, and their total goals over percentage is 40.0%.
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Last Game: Abha vs Al Khaleej
Saturday, May 23 at 7pm in Saudi Pro League
Last Game: Al Riyadh vs Al Nassr
Friday, May 17 at 5.15pm in Saudi Pro League
Goals for: 34Goals for: 29
Al Khaleej Standing | Al Riyadh Standing
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Preview Al Khaleej vs. Al Riyadh

Al-Khaleej Club has a unique scoring pattern, netting 29% of their goals between minutes 31–45. This is the highest percentage in the league, indicating their strength in the closing stages of the first half. However, Al-Riyadh SC is particularly strong in the closing minutes of games; from minutes 76 to 90, they score 38% of their goals. These late surges have the power to change the course of the match, making Al-Riyadh SC a dangerous foe in the closing stages of action.

Current Form and Winless Streaks

Al-Khaleej Club is going through a rough patch, having not won in their last seven games. Their seven-game home winless skid serves as even more evidence of their troubles. Conversely, Al-Riyadh SC is on an upward trend, having not lost in their last four games. However, their away form leaves much to be desired, as they haven’t won any of their last five away matches. These contrasting trends set the stage for a crucial encounter where both teams have something to prove.

Both teams have had trouble routinely finding the back of the net. This season, Al-Khaleej Club has not scored in five of their sixteen home games, and Al-Riyadh SC has not scored in five of their sixteen away games. Despite these challenges, individual brilliance shines through. Fabio Martins leads Al-Khaleej Club with five assists, while Saleh Dallabah Al Abbas is Al-Riyadh SC’s top assister with three.

Discipline on the pitch has been a concern for both teams. Jung Woo-young of Al-Khaleej Club has accumulated 10 yellow cards, the most for his team. Similarly, Khalid bin Shuwayyi has collected seven yellow cards for Al-Riyadh SC. These disciplinary issues could play a significant role in the match, potentially affecting team performance and strategy.

Halftime Performance and Match Outcomes

Al-Khaleej Club tends to start strong, winning the first half in 32% of their matches and maintaining this lead through halftime at the same rate. Al-Riyadh SC, in comparison, only wins 14% of its opening halves and halftimes. The ability to secure early leads and maintain them could be a decisive factor in this matchup. Al-Khaleej Club’s home advantage is evident, as they win 57% of their matches when leading 1-0 at home. Al-Riyadh SC, when leading 0-1 away, wins 40% of the time.

When trailing, both teams show differing levels of resilience. Al-Khaleej Club manages to come back and win 20% of their matches when down 0-1 at home. Al-Riyadh SC, however, only wins 9% of its matches when trailing 1-0 away. This suggests that Al-Khaleej Club has a slightly better ability to bounce back from setbacks, an important trait in competitive matches.

Recent encounters and performance comparisons

The last meeting between these two teams saw Al-Khaleej Club emerge victorious by a one-goal margin. In the Saudi Pro League, Al-Riyadh SC has historically done better than Al-Khaleej Club, and their current performance has also been superior. Despite this, both teams have not won their most recent league matches, highlighting their current struggles.

Average Goals and Team Statistics

On average, Al-Khaleej Club scores 1.26 goals when playing at home, while Al-Riyadh SC averages one goal per game away. The average number of goals in their encounters is indicative of closely contested matches, often decided by narrow margins. These statistics suggest that while Al-Khaleej Club has a slight edge in home scoring, the overall competitiveness between the teams remains balanced.

The upcoming match between Al-Khaleej Club and Al-Riyadh SC promises to be an intriguing battle between two teams looking to improve their fortunes. With Al-Khaleej Club looking to end their losing run and Al-Riyadh SC hoping to win on the road, the game is expected to be a demonstration of tenacity and strategic play. Fans can expect a closely fought contest, with key moments likely to decide the outcome.  

Al Khaleej vs Al Riyadh Prediction

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