Saudi Pro League :Al Nassr vs Al Ittihad Match Preview and Lineups

Saudi Pro League  2023/24




Al Nassr vs Al Ittihad


Saudi Professional League Round 17

Match Date:


Match Time:

11.30 PM IST (UTC +5:30)
10.00 PM UAE


Prince Abdullah Al Faisal

Match Live Info



Prediction and Preview

Clash of Titans: Al-Ittihad vs. Al-Nassr in Saudi Pro League Showdown

 December 26, 2023, at 11:30 PM IST, Al-Ittihad and Al-Nassr are set to ignite the Saudi Pro League in a clash that carries significant weight in the title race. The match, scheduled at 10:00 PM UAE time, pits the 6th-placed Al-Ittihad against the 2nd-placed Al-Nassr, promising a spectacle for football enthusiasts.

Current League Standings and Form:

Al-Ittihad, currently occupying the 6th position, is looking to climb higher in the Saudi Pro League standings. Their recent league form, as reflected by LWDWLL, suggests a mix of results, while their overall form in all competitions stands at WWLWLL.

On the other hand, Al-Nassr, seated in the 2nd position, trails Al-Hilal by 10 points but holds a game in hand. Their impressive Saudi Pro League form of WWWLWW showcases their ability to secure crucial victories. However, their overall form in all competitions, as seen in WDLDWW, indicates a mix of results in recent outings.

Marcelo Gallardo's Challenge:

Marcelo Gallardo, at the helm of Al-Nassr, faces the challenge of translating his managerial prowess into consistent success. With just one victory in four Saudi Pro League matches, Gallardo will be eager to make a statement in this crucial encounter. The recent triumph at home against Al-Khaleej (4-2) provides a glimpse of Al-Nassr's attacking prowess, and they will aim to carry that momentum forward.

Title Aspirations and Points Gap:

As Luis Castro's men approach matchday 18, they find themselves 10 points adrift of table-toppers Al-Hilal but with a game in hand. The task ahead is clear – bridge the gap and keep pace in the title race. Al-Nassr, with 40 points after 17 domestic encounters, is slightly behind their pace from the previous season but remains formidable. The challenge will be to overcome Al-Ittihad and continue their pursuit of the league leaders.

Al Ittihad possible starting lineup:
Al-Mayouf; Al-Sahafi, Felipe, Fabinho, Bamsaud; Kante, Al-Farhan; Romarinho, Al-Ghamdi, Al-Amri; Benzema

Al-Nassr possible starting lineup:
Al-Aqidi; Al-Ghannam, Lajami, Laporte, Telles; Brozovic, Fofana; Talisca, Al-Najei, Mane; Ronald

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