Al-Taawoun vs Al-Ettifaq prediction and betting tips - May 27, 2024
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Al-Taawoun vs Al-Ettifaq prediction and betting tips - May 27, 2024

Tournament: Saudi Pro League
Location: King Abdullah Sport City Stadium
Match date: 27.05.2024

In the 34th round of the Saudi Professional League on May 27, 2024, Al-Taawoun will face Al-Ettifaq. The home team will finish fourth, above the former champions, while the visitors aim to secure a top-six spot.

Key Statistics and Trends:

  • Al-Taawoun has lost only 1 of their last 10 matches.
  • Al-Ettifaq has lost just once in their last 6 matches.
  • The most common result in matches between these clubs at Al-Taawoun’s ground is 1-1 (three times).
  • The last home victory for Al-Taawoun over Al-Ettifaq was in 2017.
  • Al-Taawoun has scored 27% of their goals between the 76th and 90th minutes.
  • Al-Ettifaq has scored 21% of their goals between the 46th and 60th minutes.

Al-Taawoun - Form Analysis: Consistently Among the Best

"The Wolves" are playing under the guidance of Pericles Chamusca. Few know this Brazilian coach, though his assistants, Landzaat and André Bikey, are more recognizable from their playing days. Notable players include Medrán, Girotto, and Barrow, though they are relatively modest compared to their teammates. Rumors suggest Gattuso might join, but even without him, the results have been strong, keeping the team among the league leaders. Their recent match ended in a 1-1 draw with Al-Fayha.

Al-Ettifaq - Form Analysis: Struggling to Improve Significantly

"The Knights of Dehna" actively engaged in last summer’s transfer market after finishing seventh last season. Steven Gerrard was appointed as head coach, bringing in players like Henderson, Moussa Dembélé, possibly Fabinho, Gray, and Hendry. Winter additions included Toko Ekambi and Seko Fofana, though Henderson moved to Ajax. Results have been inconsistent, with only notable wins over Al-Riyadh and Al-Ittihad in recent months. They secured a 1-0 victory over Al-Shabab in the last round, thanks to a goal by Medrán.

Al-Taawoun: Team News

There are concerns about Cristian Guanca's availability.

Al-Ettifaq: Team News

Yusuf was sent off two matches ago.

Al-Taawoun - Al-Ettifaq: Possible Starting Lineups

Al-Taawoun (possible lineup): Maílson - Al-Shuail, Al-Ahmad, Al-Saluli, Al-Ghamdi - Al-Oyairi, El-Mahdioui, Flávio - Al-Nasser, João Pedro, Al-Quaikbi

Al-Ettifaq (possible lineup): Paulo Victor - Al-Otaibi, Madu, Hendry, Hazazi - Wijnaldum, Medrán, Fofana - Kamara, Dembélé, Toko Ekambi

Previous Matches

"The Knights of Dehna" have won only 1 of their last 7 matches. In contrast, "The Wolves" have secured 7 points from the last 9 in their head-to-head encounters.

Free Prediction for Al-Taawoun vs. Al-Ettifaq on May 27:

The home team is deservedly among the leaders. They should win this match, but to be cautious, consider a "0" handicap (odds – 1.66).