Preview: Al-Taawoun vs. Al-Nassr - Saudi Pro League

Al-Taawoun vs. Al-Nassr Preview – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

In a highly anticipated clash at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, Al-Taawoun welcomes Al-Nassr in a critical Saudi Pro League encounter on Saturday.

Al-Nassr enters the match riding a five-game winning streak across all competitions, while Al-Taawoun suffered a setback with a recent defeat to Al-Fateh.

Match Preview

Al-Taawoun sits fourth in the Saudi Pro League standings, trailing Al-Nassr by nine points in second place.

Despite a recent loss to Al-Fateh, they remain in contention for a top-three finish, closely trailing Al-Ahli Saudi by just three points for third place.

Under Pericles Chamusca’s guidance, Al-Taawoun has shown defensive solidity, conceding the second-fewest goals in the league this season (18).

However, their recent home form has seen two losses in their last three league games at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.

Al-Nassr, on the other hand, has shown impressive resilience, securing a late win against Al-Ittihad and displaying a strong second-half performance in recent games.

They’ve been dominant in the latter stages of matches, outscoring opponents by 7-2 in the final 45 minutes of their last three encounters.

However, Al-Nassr’s inconsistency in defending has been evident, conceding 22 goals compared to Al-Hilal’s nine.

Despite their defensive vulnerabilities, they’ve managed to secure victories in seven of their last eight away league games after their opening defeat.

Team News

For Al-Taawoun, there might be minimal changes from their previous starting lineup, with Joao Pedro being a crucial goal-scoring threat.

On the other side, Al-Nassr may field a consistent lineup with key players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Talisca, and Sadio Mane leading the attack.

Predicted Lineups

Al-Taawoun: (4-3-3)

Mailson;

Al-Oyayari, Girotto, Al-Salui, Faqeehi;

Medeiros, El Mahdioui, Medran;

Barrow, Pedro, Castro

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

Al-Aqidi;

Al-Ghannam, Al-Amri, Laporte, Telles;

Fofana, Brozovic;

Talisca, Otavio, Mane;

Ronaldo

Prediction: Al-Taawoun 1-2 Al-Nassr

Given Al-Nassr’s recent attacking form and Al-Taawoun’s slight defensive vulnerabilities at home, Al-Nassr is expected to edge this encounter with a 2-1 victory, continuing their impressive run and securing all three points.

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