Al-Wehda vs Al Nassr: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Coming into this match, Al Nassr have won six straight games
Following early season losses, Al Nassr stepped into their top gear and have not lost a game since 18th August. With 28 points from 11 games, they are currently in second place in the league. Ronaldo has undoubtedly injected winning DNA into the Al Nassr squad, which is currently on a six-match winning streak in all competitions. The next game they play will be against Al-Wehda, who are in eighth place in the league.
Al-Wehda looked really good at the beginning of the season, but lost momentum last month. They have only won games in the last six games, while four of those games have been losses. As of now, Al-Wehda are 8th in the table with 5 wins, one draw and 6 losses. Their only win was in their last match, which is something to take positive in the face of fierce Al-Nassr.
Saturday, 11 November 2023 at 6:00 PM GMT (11:30 PM IST)
Location: King Abdulaziz Stadium, Makkah
Al-Wehda (in all competitions): D-L-L-L-W
Al Nassr (in all competitions): W-W-W-W-W
Player to Watch
Craig Goodwin (Al-Wehda )
With 5 goals, Craig Goodwin has been Al-Wehda’s highest scorer this season. He was signed from Adelaide United to fill the Asian Quota, but has exceeded all expectations so far. In this tough match, Goodwin will be key to Al-Wehda’s chances. He has been very clinical on the wing and sometimes looked to be the only effective player on the wing.
Sadio Mane (Al Nassr)
Despite the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo has been dominating all of the headlines at Al Nassr, Sadio has been working hard in silence and has become the team’s main player. A crucial assist was provided by Mane against Al-Duhail SC in the last game when Ronaldo was absent. In the league, he has scored six goals so far, and for the player to watch out for, there is no one else to look beyond him.
- Al-Wehda haven’t kept clean sheets in last 6 games
- Al Nassr have scored the most goals in the league so far
- Al Nassr are unbeaten since August 18th.
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Injury and Team News
Al-Nassr has some selection headaches to get through for this clash. Due to a foot injury, Ayneric Laporte is still out of training. Lajami and Al-Boushail are also doubtful for the match. They will lose Anderson Talisca after his terrific hat trick in the last game, especially with him suspended.
There are no injury concerns in Al-Wehda’s camp right now, and their starting line-up is unlikely to change after winning last week.
Head to Head
Total Matches- 13
Al-Wehda – 3
Al Nassr- 8
Al-Wehda Predicted lineup (4-3-3):
Munir; Al-Muwallad, Al-Hafith, Duarte, Ahmed; Anselmo, Fajr, Goodwin; van Crooij, Ighalo, Al-Issa
Al Nassr Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):
Al-Najjar; Alkhaibari, Alamri, Laporte, Telles; Fofana, Al-Khaibari, Ahmed, Otavio, Mane; Ronaldo
Match Prediction for Al-Wehda vs Al Nassr
There is a likelihood that Al Nassr will repeat the dominance they have shown in recent months. The only concern for them is back-to-back matches since the last match was on 6th November. Al-Wehda have a strong lineup, but with weak recent form, they are likely to struggle against Al Nassr.
Prediction: Al-Wehda 0-2 Al Nassr
Telecast for Al-Wehda vs Al Nassr
India – Sony Liv, Sony Sports Network
UK – Sky Sports
US – ESPN
Nigeria – Sporty TV