Al Hilal vs Al Nassr: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
The Saudi Pro League’s top two teams come forward for a riveting weekend clash at King Fahd International Stadium.
The match between Al Hilal and Al Nassr represents a spectacle of Saudi football, showcasing fierce rivalry and competitive spirit between two top teams. Al Hilal has a history of domination and great gameplay. Despite struggles with injuries like their main man Neymar, they are still going strong. On the other hand, Al Nassr makes a determined entrance and the possible dependence on it’s star players.
This battle promises to be a hotly contested one on the pitch as ambition and strategy collide. This match is a mouthwatering display of some of the best known football players in world football. This goes beyond simple rivalry to represent the pinnacle of Saudi footballing glory. Both teams strive for supremacy!
Friday, 01 December 2023, 11:30 PM IST
Location: King Fahd International Stadium
Al Hilal (in all competitions): W-W-W-W-D
Al Nassr (in all competitions): W-W-W-W-W
Players to Watch
Aleksandar Mitrovic – Al Hilal
Mitrovic gives Al Hilal’s team a strong attacking edge. His strength, agility in the air, and ability to score goals provide Al Hilal with a focal point for their forward tactics. Mitrovic poses a serious threat to opponent defences because of his work ethic and ability to locate the goal and create scoring opportunities. He is currently the second highest goal scorer in the SPL after Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Al Nassr
Ronaldo brings unmatched experience and goal-scoring skill to Al Nassr’s frontline. He is a game-changer because of his remarkable quickness and finishing power. He is the top scorer and assister in the SPL. Al Nassr’s attacking potential is enhanced by Ronaldo’s leadership on the pitch and ability to impact games with pivotal goals, making him a constant threat to defenders.
- Al Hilal are currently the league toppers with 38 points and are unbeaten in the SPL having 12 wins and 2 draws.
- Al Hilal are second in the league with 34 points and having 11 wins and 1 draw.
- Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest goal-scorer and assist-provider in the league currently.
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Injury & Team News
Both Al Hilal and Al Nassr battle with serious injury problems that sidelines important players. Al Hilal faces serious challenges, such as the cruciate ligament injury that ended Neymar’s season and the uncertainty surrounding Al Shahrani’s fitness. Their worries are worsened by Salem Al-Dawsari’s uncertain participation because of a foot injury as well as other absences like Nasser Al Dawsari and Muteb Al Mufarrij.
Al Nassr has its own problems as well. Aymeric Laporte’s extended absence due to a foot injury and the unpredictability surrounding the injuries to Nawaf Al-Boushail and Abdullah Alkhaibari increase the team’s worries during an already difficult time.
Head to Head
Total Matches – 56
Al Hilal wins – 29
Al Nassr wins – 14
Draws – 13
Al Hilal predicted lineup (4-3-3):
Bounou; Koulibaly, Al Burayk, Al Bulayhi, Abdulhamid; Neves, Kanno, Michael; Al Qahtani, Mitrović, Malcom
Al Nassr predicted lineup (3-4-2-1):
Alaqidi; Al-Boushal, Alawjami, Laporte, Telles; Brozovic, Al-Khaibari, Otavio, Talisca, Mane; Ronaldo
Match Prediction for Al Hilal vs Al Nassr
The match between Al Hilal and Al Nassr is an exciting matchup for the weekend. Al Hilal has a strong team with players who are willing to step up, even though they are dealing setbacks. They are a formidable force due to their recent performances in both Saudi Pro League and AFC Champions League.
On the other hand, Al Nassr depends on their tactical discipline and their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo who has been clinical this season. They will try to gain a victory by trying to take advantage of any weaknesses in their opponent. A thrilling battle might go either way in a demonstration of ability and footballing skill.
Prediction: Al Hilal 1 – 2 Al Nassr
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