Al-Ain vs. Al-Nassr

Al-Ain vs. Al-Nassr AFC Champions League – Preview, Prediction and Lineups 04/03/2024

Al-Ain vs. Al-Nassr AFC Champions League Quarter-Final Match Analysis

The AFC Champions League quarterfinals are set for a thrilling encounter as UAE giants Al-Ain welcome Saudi powerhouse Al-Nassr to the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.

With both teams eyeing a spot in the semifinals, this match promises high stakes and intense football action.

Match Preview

Al-Ain advanced to this stage after a 2-1 aggregate win over Nasaf, while Al-Nassr scored three goals against Al Feiha to progress.

Fourteen-time UAE Pro League champions, Al-Ain, aim to clinch their second continental title.

Having reached the finals in 2005 and 2016 post their 2003 success, they are determined for glory.

The team topped Group A with 15 points, advancing past Nasef to reach this stage.

Al-Ain’s lone defeat this season came at home to Pakhtakor, conceding seven of ten goals on home turf.

They head into this match on a four-game winning streak, with a recent 5-3 victory over Hatta.

In contrast, Al-Nassr eyes their first-ever AFC Champions League title, having finished as runners-up in 1995.

They topped Group E unbeaten and overcame Al Feiha in the round of 16 after progressing through the playoff round.

Al-Nassr, undefeated this season in the Champions League, has won three and drawn one away game.

Prediction: Al-Ain 1-1 Al-Nassr

Despite a recent 4-4 draw against Al Hazm, they remain strong contenders. The prediction favors a 1-1 draw between Al-Ain and Al-Nassr.

Possible Lineups

Al-Ain: (4-2-3-1)

Eisa;

Traore, Al-Hashemi, Koumare, Erik;

Park, Al Baloushi;

Atzili, Romero, Rahimi;

Loulendo

Al-Nassr: (4-2-3-1)

Abdullah;

Boushal, Al-Amri, Laporte, Telles;

Al-Khaibari, Brozovic;

Talisca, Mane, Otavio;

Ronaldo

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