Saudi Pro League: Preview Damac vs Al Tai | Date: December 21, 2023 | Time: 20:30 Hrs. | Location: Dhamak Club Stadium, Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia
On Thursday, Damac will face Al-Tai, a visiting team, at Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium in a Professional League game.
Preview: Damac vs Al Tai
Damac will be looking to replicate their most recent performance, which was a 0-1 Professional League victory over Al-Raed.
Damac had a 53% possession rate and 2 of its 8 attempts on goal were on target during that match. Georges-Kévin Nkoudou was the only player for Damac to register a goal (42′). Only one of Al-Raed’s five attempts on goal was on target.
Recently, Damac’s games have been captivating affairs with plenty of goalmouth action expected. Both clubs have scored 21 goals in total (an average of 3.5 goals per game) in their last six meetings alone, with 14 of those goals coming from Damac.
Al-Tai will be looking to bounce back after suffering a setback to Al-Okhdood in Professional League play the last time around.
Al-Tai had 56% of the possession in that game and 3 of their 9 shots on goal were on target. Al-Okhdood’s opponents made 16 shots on goal, five of which were on target. Florin Tănase scored for Al-Okhdood in the 56th minute.
We’ve scored goals 22 times in the last six games that Al-Tai has played in, averaging 3.67 goals per match, indicating their penchant for high-scoring matches. Of those goals, 12 have been managed by their opponents. But it’s possible that pattern won’t carry over into this next game.
The Professional League match day 1 on August 12, 2023, saw Al-Tai defeat Damac 1-0 in the previous league meeting between these clubs.
The Al-Tai manager has no concerns about his team’s fitness going into this game because there is an entirely healthy bunch to choose from.
Damac vs Al Tai: Prediction
This Damac lineup can be broken down by Al-Tai, albeit probably not to the extent that they’ll admit.
After this one, Damac had a 2-1 victory margin. It needs to be a respectable one.