“Blockbuster Showdown in Saudi Pro League: Al Nassr vs Al Ahli
Table of Contents – Al Nassr vs Al Ahli: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
The clash between Al Nassr and Al Ahli is set to ignite the Saudi Arabian football scene once again. These two titans of the sport boast an illustrious history of competition, with both clubs being among the most decorated in Saudi Arabia. Al Nassr has clinched nine Saudi Pro League titles, while Al Ahli has claimed three of their own.
The historical backdrop of this fixture is painted with fierce battles, and this season promises no less. With formidable squads on both sides, victory is the only thing on their minds. The nation’s capital will be at the edge of its seat as thousands of fervent fans gather to rally behind their respective teams.
Friday, 22 September 2023 at 2:00 PM ET (11:30 PM IST)
KSU Football Field
- Al-Nassr (Saudi Pro League): W-W-W-W
- Al-Ahli (Saudi Pro League): W-W-L-W
Players to Watch in Al Nassr vs Al Ahli
1. Cristiano Ronaldo:
- Cristiano Ronaldo has made an explosive entry into his inaugural full season in the Saudi Pro League with Al Nassr. Despite being 38 years old, he’s already netted seven goals in the league this season. His knack for finding the back of the net remains unrivaled, making him a game-changer. Having showcased his prowess in the Saudi Pro League, he’s geared up to face the team currently in third place.
2. Riyadh Mahrez:
- Mahrez, the highly skilled and seasoned winger, is celebrated for his exceptional dribbling, precise passing, and clinical finishing. Joining the club this season, the Algerian international has left an indelible mark on every game he’s played thus far. As the catalyst for 13 of Al Ahli’s goals this season, he boasts an impressive G/A ratio of five in six games.
- This showdown ranks as the most watched football match in Saudi Arabia, and stands tall among the most viewed in the Arab world.
- The economic impact of this event is significant, with substantial revenue generated on matchday, solidifying its status as a major economic event in the capital city of Saudi Arabia.
- Cristiano Ronaldo enters this match as the leading goal-scorer in the league.
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Injury and Team News for Al Nassr vs Al Ahli:
Al-Nassr will head into this crucial game with all key players available. They’ll stick to their tried-and-true 4-2-3-1 formation, aiming to narrow the gap of just three points that separates them from Al-Ahli. Mane and Talisca will spearhead the attack.
All the star signings from renowned clubs this season will share the pitch, some facing familiar foes. However, Abdulbasit Hindi will be sidelined due to a red card in the previous match.
- Total Matches – 62
- Al-Ahli Wins – 25
- Al-Nassr Wins – 23
- Draws – 14
Predicted Lineup for Al Nassr vs Al Ahli:
Al-Nassr Predicted Lineup:
- Nawaf Al-Aqidi; Sultan Al-Ghannam, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Aymeric Laporte, Mohammed Qassem; Abdullah Alkhaibari, Marcelo Brozovic; Sadio Mane, Otavio, Abdulrahman Ghareeb; Cristiano Ronaldo
Al-Ahli Predicted Lineup:
- Edouard Mendy; Ali Majrashi, Roger Ibañez, M. Demiral, Abdullah Al-Amar; Mohammed Al-Majhad, Franck Kessie; Riyad Mahrez, Gabri Veiga, Allan Saint-Maximin; Roberto Firmino”
- The historical backdrop of this fixture is painted with fierce battles, and this season promises no less. With formidable squads on both sides, victory is the only thing on their minds. The nation’s capital will be at the edge of its seat as thousands of fervent fans gather to rally behind their respective teams.