Al Hilal vs Nassaji Mazandaran: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Al Hilal remains the only team unbeaten in AFC Champions League 2023-24 Group D
Al Hilal leads the Group with 13 points, they have still not registered a single loss in the AFC Champions League. The Saudi giants are the runners-up of the last edition of the competition, they will make the most out of this unbeaten run in the Group stages and progress to the knockout stages with a lot more confidence. They still lead the Saudi Pro League.
Nassaji Mazandaran entered the AFC Champions League group stage for the first time and now aims to leave a mark against Al Hilal in their last group stage match. Even though Nassaji will not qualify for the knockout stages, they will look to end Al Hilal’s unbeaten run in the competition. They have managed to win both at home and away only against Mumbai City in this competition.
Monday, 4 December 2023 at 4:00 PM GMT (9:30 PM IST)
Location: Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium
Al Hilal (AFC Champions League): D-W-W-W-W
Nassaji Mazandaran (in all competitions): W-L-L-L-W
Players to watch out for:
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Al Hilal)
Mitrovic has been consistent throughout this season with his exceptional performances this season. He is the leading goalscorer for his team this season, he has 5 goals and one assist in 5 matches in the AFC Champions League. He will be looking to continue his good form and help Al Hilal win their last match of the AFC Champions League. Mitrovic has been the main man in terms of scoring for Al Hilal.
Mohammad Reza Azadi (Nassaji Mazandaran)
The 24-year-old forward is a dynamic threat on the field, instilling fear in defenders with his pace and movement. His ability to penetrate the final third keeps opponents on edge. With his inclusion in the first team, he’s made a notable impact, netting 6 goals in 14 matches across various competitions. In the AFC Champions League alone, he has 4 goals in 5 matches.
- Al Hilal are unbeaten in 10 home games.
- The home team hasn’t lost in 21 matches.
- Nassaji Mazandaran have only won one away game in this year’s AFC Champions League.
- In their last 5 away games in all competitions, Nassaji have managed to win only one game along with 3 losses and one draw.
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Injury & team news
Al Hilal are without as many as six player ahead of this clash, Neymar being the major missing, he is sidelined for the entire season. Their worries which were worsened by Salem Al-Dawsari’s uncertain participation because of a foot injury, he is fully fit to make it to the squad. There are some other absences like Nasser Al Dawsari and Muteb Al Mufarrij.
Nassaji Mazandaran, on the other hand, have a full healthy squad ahead of this clash. All their players who were missing in their previous clash are available in this match.
Head to Head
Total Matches – 1
Al Hilal – 1
Nassaji Mazandaran – 0
Draws – 0
Predicted lineup for Al Hilal vs Nassaji Mazandaran:
Al Hilal predicted lineup:
Bounou; Koulibaly, Al Burayk, Al Bulayhi, Abdulhamid; Neves, Kanno, Michael; Al Qahtani, Mitrovic, Malcom
Nassaji Mazandaran predicted lineup:
Khatir; Seifi, Samdaliri, Hosseini, Janmaleki; Torabi Shahdi, Babaei; Gholamalibeygi ,Rehmati, Abassi; Azadi
Match prediction for Al Hilal vs Nassaji Mazandaran:
Despite facing setbacks, Al Hilal’s formidable squad showcases players who are ready to rise to the occasion. Their strength lies not only in their recent performances in the Saudi Pro League but in the AFC Champions League as well. Nassaji Mazandaran currently occupies the second-from-bottom position in both the Iran Pro League and AFC Champions League, they will find it difficult to end their campaign on a positive note.
Prediction: Al Hilal 3-0 Nassaji Mazandaran
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US – Paramount+
Nigeria – No telecast
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