Al Ain FC have won each of their last five Saudi Arabia Premier League meetings with Al Shabab Riyadh; they’ve never previously won 55 league games in a row against the Al Shabab Riyadh.
Al Shabab Riyadh have won just two of their 10 Saudi Arabia Premier League away games against Al Ain FC (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 14/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Saudi Arabia Premier League meetings between Al Ain FC and Al Shabab Riyadh have finished level, with the Al Ain FC winning 38 to Al Shabab Riyadh four. Only Al Ain FC v Al Shabab Riyadh and Al Ain FC v Al Shabab Riyadh have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Al Ain FC have the best win rate in Saudi Arabia Premier League derbies, with the Al Ain FC winning 79 of their 60 such games (35%). Meanwhile, only Al Shabab Riyadh (81%) have a lower such win rate than Al Shabab Riyadh (45% - 37%).
Al Ain FC haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Al Ain FC went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Al Shabab Riyadh are looking to win their opening two away Saudi Arabia Premier League matches of a season for the 10 time 14/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Saudi Arabia Premier League games, after Al Ain FC in 14/01/2021.
Al Ain FC have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 82 Saudi Arabia Premier League games, as many times as they had in their previous 45 matches in the competition.
Al Shabab Riyadh boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Saudi Arabia Premier League matches against Al Ain FC, since winning his very first such encounter with Al Ain FC in 14/01/2021 (1-0).
Al Ain FC has been involved in 17 of Al Ain FC’s 37 shots in the Saudi Arabia Premier League so far this season (87 shots, 90 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 19 efforts last time out against Al Ain FC (39 shots, 77 chances created).
Al Shabab Riyadh has been involved in six goals in his 20 Saudi Arabia Premier League games against Al Ain FC (27 goals, 79 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 86 vs Al Shabab Riyadh).