Al-Ittihad FC vs Al-Nassr prediction 26/01/2023

Al Ittihad

Al Ittihad

3 : 1

Al Nassr

Al Nassr

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  • Date: 26/01/2023
  • Competition: Saudi Super Cup
  • KO: 18:00 GMT / 19:00 CET
  • Venue: King Fahd International Stadium (Ar-Riyāḍ (Riyadh))

Having failed to score in his Al Nassr debut, Cristiano Ronaldo will next lead his new side in the Saudi Super Cup against Al Ittihad at the King Fahd International Stadium.

It was something of a disappointing debut for the world´s now highest-paid footballer, with the Al Ittihad edging to a narrow 1:0 win against Al Ittifaq thanks to a header from Brazilian Anderson Tallisca. 

Al-Ittihad FC vs Al-Nassr Betting Tips: BTTS (Tallisca to score anytime)

Now sitting top of the Saudi League, Al Nassr will be confident of adding silverware to their season as they come into this fixture unbeaten in 13 matches with 10 wins achieved during that period.

Boosted by the arrival of the five-time Balon D´or winner, Al Nassr are narrow favourites for this cup final however, a tight contest has to be expected, with Al Ittihad sitting just two points behind in the Saudi League standings.

While Ronaldo will inevitably receive much of, if not all, of the attention ahead of this showpiece occasion, Anderson Tallisca has been the talisman for Al Nassr this season. The languid but highly skilled no10 has scored an impressive 18 goals in his last 18 appearances and seems likely to be the go-to man while CR7 adjusts to new climes. 

Still, this contest seems likely to be an entertaining one, with previous meetings between these sides usually producing goals at both ends. Indeed, 9 of their last 11 games have seen BTTS, while Al Nassr have failed to win any of their nine most recent fixtures. 

Needing to turn the tide of history to pick up the trophy, we expect a more entertaining contest than witnessed in Ronaldo´s Al Nassr debut this past weekend. With that in mind, we´re backing both to score, an outcome so frequently witnessed in this fixture´s recent history. Anytime scorer fans will also do well to avoid the CR7 selection and instead opt for the in-form Tallisca. 

Al Ittihad vs Al Nassr Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Al Ittihad

    3 : 1

    Al Nassr

    Super Cup

  2. Al Nassr

    0 : 0

    Al Ittihad

    Pro League

  3. Al Ittihad

    3 : 0

    Al Nassr

    Pro League

  4. Al Nassr

    1 : 3

    Al Ittihad

    Pro League

  5. Al Nassr

    1 : 2

    Al Ittihad

    Pro League

Al Ittihad

Al-Ittihad FC Team News

Former Wolves and Spurs boss Nuno Espírito´s side were boosted by a dominant 3:0 weekend win and, with no fresh injury or suspension issues, could lineup unchanged. Brazilian Romarinho will provide attacking support to the in-form Moroccan forward Abderrazak Hamdallah.

Last matches of Al Ittihad

  1. Al Ittihad

    2 : 0

    Al Feiha

    Super Cup

  2. Al Ittihad

    3 : 1

    Al Nassr

    Super Cup

  3. Al Ittihad

    3 : 0

    Al Feiha

    Pro League

  4. Al Batin

    1 : 2

    Al Ittihad

    Pro League

  5. Al Shabab

    1 : 1

    Al Ittihad

    Pro League

Al Ittihad lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 34

    Marcelo Grohe

Defenders

  • 26

    Ahmed Hegazi

  • 20

    Ahmed Mohammed Sharahili

  • 13

    Muhannad Mustafa Shanqeeti

  • 12

    Zakaria Al Hawsawi

Midfielders

  • 3

    Tarek Hamed

  • 19

    Bruno Henrique Corsini

  • 10

    Igor Coronado

  • 24

    Abdulrahman Al Obod

Forwards

  • 90

    Romário Ricardo da Silva

  • 9

    Abderrazak Hamdallah

Al Nassr

Al-Nassr Team News

Head Coach Rudi Garcia has no fresh injury concerns and looks set to name the same starting XI that edged to a narrow weekend victory. Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the attack, with in-form Tallisca providing the creativity and goal threat from the no10 position.

Last matches of Al Nassr

  1. Al Ittihad

    3 : 1

    Al Nassr

    Super Cup

  2. Al Nassr

    1 : 0

    Al Ittifaq

    Pro League

  3. Al Shabab

    0 : 0

    Al Nassr

    Pro League

  4. Al Nassr

    2 : 0

    Al Tai

    Pro League

  5. Al Khaleej

    0 : 1

    Al Nassr

    Pro League

Al Nassr lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 22

    Agustín Daniel Rossi

Defenders

  • 3

    Abdullah Mohammed Madu

  • 2

    Sultan Abdullah Al Ghanam

  • 78

    Ali Alawjami

  • 5

    Abdulelah Al Amri

Midfielders

  • 18

    Luiz Gustavo Dias

  • 10

    Gonzalo Nicolás Martínez

  • 94

    Anderson Souza Conceição

  • 14

    Sami Khalil Al Naji

  • 17

    Abdullah Alkhaibari

Forwards

  • 7

    Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro

Key Facts Al-Ittihad FC vs Al-Nassr

  1. 9 of the last 11 meetings between these sides saw BTTS
  2. Al Nassr have not won any of the last nine games between these sides
  3. Al Nassr are unbeaten in their last 13 matches
  4. Al Ittihad have lost both previous Super Cup final appearances in 2013 and 2018
  5. Al Nassr won the Super Cup in both 2015 and 2020

Main prediction Al Ittihad - Al Nassr

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

57% winrate

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1 wins in a row

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Al-Ittihad FC vs Al-Nassr - FAQ

? Al-Ittihad FC player to Watch
Abderrazak Hamdallah - The Moroccan forward has scored 10 goals in 13 appearances (all competitions) for Al Ittihad this season.
? Al-Nassr Nijmegen Player to Watch
Anderson Talisca - The brilliant Brazilian leads the Al-Nassr scoring charts with 12 goals in 12 Saudi League appearances this season.
? Where to watch?
This Saudi Super Cup match can be viewed live on BT Sport, ESPN+ and DAZN.