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AFC Champions League

Al-Duhail vs Al-Nassr: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :November 5, 2023 at 11:33 PM
Modified at :November 5, 2023 at 11:42 PM
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Ritvik Verma


Al-Nassr will look to keep their 100 per cent record in the AFC Champions League against Al-Duhail at Khalifa International Stadium.

Match day four of the AFC Champions League is around the corner and there is a big clash upcoming this week. The prominent Qatari side Al-Duhail takes on the Saudi giants Al-Nassr. These two teams are expected to compete in an exciting match despite coming from different places and having a similar love for the sport.

Some of the biggest names in the footballing world come to life in this game. With Al Nassr under the captaincy of Cristiano Ronaldo, the likes of Coutinho will also be seen. The last time these two teams met at Al Nassr's home stadium, the Global One's won the match thanks to Mane, Talisca and Ronaldo's heroics. The 4-3 game thriller was one to watch.

Intense moments, exciting goals, and the opportunity for players to make football history are all promised in this match. Let us look at predicted lineups, injury updates, and h2h as Al Duhail looks to bounce back from the last defeat and climb up to the top in Group E of the AFC Champions League.

Kick-Off:

Tuesday, 7 November 2023 at 11:30 PM IST

Location: Khalifa International Stadium

Form

Al Duhail (in all competitions): W-W-L-L-W

Al Nassr (in all competitions): W-W-W-W-D

Players to Watch

Philippe Coutinho - Al Duhail

Coutinho has been an important signing for Al-Duhail this season. On the pitch, Coutinho is renowned for his inventiveness and elegance. He is an adaptable offensive midfield player with positional versatility. He can take on the opponent's defenders when needed and can shoot from a distance. He can prove to be dangerous for rivals as well as an important player in the AFC Champions League for his team.

Cristiano Ronaldo - Al Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo Al-Duhail vs Al-Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored three goals in AFC Champions League

No matter the competition, the number 7 of Al Nassr Ronaldo has always been the player to watch. He has been in excellent form this season. Looking at the previous game between these two teams, his brace gave the victory to the team. His leadership abilities and work ethic are all vital elements of his game. He's known for finding the back of the net time and time again, especially when it counts making him the one to watch.

Match Facts for Al-Duhail vs Al-Nassr

  • In the last match between these two powerhouses, Al Nassr defeated Al Duhail 4-3 thanks to goals from Talisca, Sadio Mane, and a brace from Ronaldo.
  • Al-Nassr continues to lead Group E with nine points after winning three straight games in the AFC Champions League.
  • Al-Duhail will be out of the group stages if they lose this game with one draw and two losses in their last three matches in the competition.

Injury & Team News

Both sides deal with injury concerns that could affect their performance in the forthcoming Al Duhail vs Al Nassr match. Nawaf Al-Boushail is a crucial player who is out with an injury along with the team's important asset Ali Lajami who is recovering from an injury and is marked as doubtful. So, Al-Nassr is in a precarious situation. Al Duhail on the other hand are doing just fine and there are no major concerns for the Qatari side. The match is more unpredictable because of Al Nassr's injury woes. Fans are curious how both teams will adjust in this pivotal meeting.

Head to Head

Total Matches – 5

Al Duhail wins – 2

Al Nassr wins – 1

Draws – 2

Predicted Lineup

Al-Duhail predicted lineup (4-3-3) :

Zakaria (GK); Kim, Aymen, Bamba, Brake; Madibo, Diallo, Coutinho; Muntari, Ali, Mohammed

Al-Nassr predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Alaqidi (GK); Boushal, Alamri, Madu, Telles; Fofana, Ghareeb; Otavio, Talisca, Mane; Ronaldo

Match Prediction for Al-Duhail vs Al-Nassr

If we take a look at the head-to-head record of both the teams and the current form in which both these teams are playing, it is difficult to predict the winner. The last match between these two was a nail-biter and we can expect the same intensity in the next meeting. One can expect heroics from players like Coutinho, Mane, Ronaldo, Muntari and many more. Al Nassr have been particularly well in the AFC Champions League this season and we can take it that they will do their best to keep their 100% record in this competition.

Prediction: Al-Duhail 1 - 2 Al-Nassr

Telecast for Al-Duhail vs Al Nassr

India – FanCode, Sports18

UK – FITE

US –  Paramount+ 

Nigeria – N/A

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