Our betting experts preview the 1. Division match between Al Nassr FC and Al-Ettifaq and offer team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
All eyes will be on Riyadh for Sunday evening as Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to take to the pitch. The forward could make his Al Nassr debut against 10th-place side Al-Ettifaq at Mrsool Park.
Ronaldo enters the match off the back of a brilliant brace against PSG for the Riyadh All-Stars. He hopes to hammer in a few more goals this weekend to help Al Nassr retake the lead in Saudi Pro League. Rudi Garcia’s side currently sit second in the standings, one point behind leaders Al-Ittihad Club with a game in hand.
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Al Nassr FC Form
In their last three matches, Al Nassr FC won 0-1 and 2-0 against first Al Khaleej, then Al Taee, before drawing 0-0 against Al Shabab. The home side managed a strong return of four wins from their previous six matches on home soil in the Saudi Pro League, where they also drew twice and lost none. They scored 14 goals and conceded four times.
Al-Ettifaq are inconsistent at the moment, with two defeats and a win to show from their last three matches. They lost 3-0 against Al Shabab, won 2-1 against Abha, before dropping points again in a 2-0 defeat against Al Fateh FC. In their last six Saudi Pro League away matches, Al-Ettifaq failed to win more than once. Instead, they’ve drawn three and lost two, scoring four while also conceding six times.
Al Nassr FC vs Al-Ettifaq Stats
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Al Nassr FC and Al-Ettifaq. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Al Nassr FC have not lost 22 of the last 24 matches
- Al Nassr FC have not lost the last 12 home matches in a row
- Al Nassr FC have scored in 16 of the last 18 home matches
- Al Nassr FC have scored in 10 of the last 12 matches
- In the last 3 Al Nassr FC matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In the last 14 Al-Ettifaq matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 8 Al-Ettifaq away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 6 of the last 8 Al-Ettifaq away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Al-Ettifaq have not lost 7 of the last 9 away matches
- Al-Ettifaq have not won 5 of the last 6 away matches
Al Nassr FC vs Al-Ettifaq – In-form players
It has been a superb season for Anderson Talisca so far, as he scored 11 impressive goals across all tournaments during the current campaign. He appears to be in great form currently, as he hit the target eight times in his last six games. Siding with him to find the back of the net on Sunday seems like a decent punt. Al-Ettifaq, on the other hand, have four players on one goal apiece in recent games.
Al Nassr FC vs Al-Ettifaq Betting Tips
Al Nassr FC won six of their last 10 matches on home soil, while drawing four in a run that saw them avoid defeat in front of their home supporters. Al-Ettifaq won three of their last 10 away games across all tournaments, whilst also drawing four and losing three. Al Nassr FC are on an amazing streak of now 11 games in a row without defeat. Al-Ettifaq have not lost to Al Nassr FC in 4 consecutive meetings.
Both teams to score
Al Nassr FC scored first in six of their last ten home games. Interestingly, Al-Ettifaq scored the opening goal of the match in just three of their last ten games. Al Nassr FC have not conceded a goal in 3 consecutive games. Al-Ettifaq managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches. Al-Ettifaq have scored in 5 consecutive meetings with Al Nassr FC when playing away.
Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Al Nassr FC, who scored an average of 2.1 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Al-Ettifaq’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 0.8 goals in these matches.
Match predictions: Al Nassr FC vs Al-Ettifaq
To sum up, the upcoming match between Al Nassr FC and Al-Ettifaq seems to be a good betting opportunity.