Urawa Red Diamonds vs Al Hilal
Asia – AFC Champions League Final Stage
Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019
Kick-off at 10:00 UK / 11:00 CET
Venue: Saitama Stadium (Saitama).
Two years after they finished second to Urawa Red Diamonds in this very same competition, Al Hilal have now been bestowed with a shot at redemption.
Their counterparts missed out on the chance to bag a crucial away goal in the previous leg. With Al Hilal known to be a force to reckon with on the road, it goes without saying that the hosts are on thin ice this weekend.
Urawa Red Diamonds vs Al Hilal Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Al Hilal register a 1-0 victory.
- Both teams have recorded a win apiece from their past three games.
- Only one of their previous three fixtures have finished in a tie.
- All of their past three matchups have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
Urawa Red Diamonds vs Al Hilal Prediction
Urawa Red Diamonds were edged out by Al Hilal in the reverse fixture after Andre Carrillo scored the only goal of the game. Although scoreline may suggest that the game was tight, it was anything but, in all honesty.
The hosts were outclassed on all fronts throughout the ninety minutes. They finished the game with no more than two shots at goal, only one of which was on target. Meanwhile, their counterparts were a constant threat in the final third and racked up twenty-one shots of their own, six of which worked the goalkeeper.
It is also worth mentioning that Urawa Red Diamonds are currently without a win in their last two games on home soil. And have no more than three from their previous nine in all competitions as well. To pile on even misery, the visitors have been a dominance side even on the road.
Al Hilal are currently on a ten-match unbeaten streak away from home. Six of those clashes have also seen them emerge victoriously. With an away record this impressive, the tag of favorites most certainly go to Al Hilal in this one.
Be that as it may, their only previous visit to this venue back in 2017, saw the away side at the losing end of a 1-0 scorecard. Also, with a one-goal advantage already in the bag, there rises a slight possibility that the visitors could push for a stalemate.
Hence the safest punt would have to be a double chance this weekend. Furthermore, all of their previous three head to head matchups have been low scoring affairs. Notable, with fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
Taking into account that the reverse fixture also witnessed both teams at their defensive best, rule out any possibilities of a high scoring affair unfolding this Sunday.
Urawa Red Diamonds vs Al Hilal Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Al Hilal @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).