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Al Hilal vs. Al Raed Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
16 February 2024, 12:22

The 20th round of the Saudi Pro League will see the leader of the table, Al Hilal hosting one of the outsiders Al Raed. The difference in class in this match is too obvious and if Al Hilal will not lose concentration, which is unlikely, given the team’s winning streak, the chances for Al Raed look very grim in the upcoming clash. Al Hilal vs. Al Raed odds are also crystal clear in the definition of favourite for the match given the history of head to head matches between the two at Riyadh - 11 wins for Al Hilal in 13 matches.

Al Hilal vs. Al Raed Preview 

Al Hilal Preview

Al Hilal is rightfully considered the best Saudi League team in this season. The team has an impressive streak of winning 23 consecutive matches in all competitions, while the last loss was recorded 31 matches ago, back in August. Al Hilal probably had the best transfer campaign in summer, buying key players in every key position, at the same time not forgetting about the media effect which brought Neymar to Riyadh. The picked midfield and defence players, such as Ruben Neves, Kalidou Koulibaly and Bono cemented the team’s defensive capabilities. The team is flying high, and in the last three rounds of SPL simply did not see opponents - 2-0, 7-0, 2-0. Thus, Jorge Jesus brings Al Hilal to the decisive part of the season in the best possible shape.

Al Raed Preview

Al Raed is one of the Saudi clubs that did not have an impressive roster of players, momentarily placed at 13th place. For the team from Buraydah, there are several reasons to worry, given its close proximity to the relegation zone. Al Tai, placed 17th is only 2 points away and the dire need for points manifested itself in two wins in a row in last rounds of SPL. However, Al Raed should not be overestimated, since the win over Al Ittihad was amid turbulous situation in Karim Benzema’s club and a red card in the 11th minute, while the decisive goal against Al Abha was scored only in the 90+7 minute. Going to Riyadh is going to be a challenge for Al Raed especially in the light of the first round memories of 4-0 loss.

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Best odds: Al Hilal vs Al Raed

Betting Tips for Al Hilal vs. Al Raed

Half Time/Full Time - Al Hilal

Al Hilal won their first half in 7 out of 9 their last matches. Moreover, the team is always active in the attack, having scored first for 10 consecutive matches in a row. It is hard to expect that Al Raed will be able to withstand the capabilities of the capital club given its weak defence. Unibet gives 1.55 for this Al Hilal vs. Al Raed prediction.

Al Hilal Total Over 2.5 Goals

Al Hilal is the highest scoring team in the Saudi league, with 59 goals scored in 19 matches. Same can be said about their game at home as well - 29 goals in 10 matches. In the last round, Al Raed conceded three goals from Al Abha, one of the worst attacking teams in the league. It is hard to believe that Alexander Mitrovic and Salem al-Dawsari will not be able to find the key to Al Raed’s net. For this Al Hilal vs. Al Raed tip, Unibet gives odds of 1.65. 

Al Raed Total Goals Under 0.5

Al Raed has to face the best defence in Saudi Arabia - Al Hilal conceded only 3 goals in their home Kingdom Arena. Blue Waves’ defence, led by Koulibaly and Renan Lodi also became an obstacle for the opponents in the last three league rounds, where Al Hilal did not concede a single goal. Unibet evaluates this Al Hilal vs. Al Raed prediction with odds of 2.06.

Remember to gamble responsibly. Tips provided serve only as a recommendation, not as a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement.