Al Hilal take on Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League on Friday 1st of December in a huge top-of-the-table clash. The two sides occupy the top two positions in the league table and are separated by just four points with Al Nassr looking to close the gaps on their great rivals. The Al Hilal vs Al Nassr last five H2Hs suggest that Al Hilal are the favourites for this one but anything can happen with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Aleksandar Mitrovic on the pitch.
Al Hilal vs Al Nassr H2H record
The Al Hilal vs Al Nassr rivalry is one that stretches back many years but also one that has risen in significance over the past year. The two clubs have been packed by the Saudi Public Investment and have therefore brought several big-name players over to the Saudi Pro League. Overall, Al Hilal have won more games than Al Nassr in the 56 matches they've played against each other.
- Al Hilal Wins: 29
- Draws: 13
- Al Nassr Wins: 14
The two clubs have played each other in several different competitions over the years including the Saudi Pro League, the King's Cup and the Arab Club Champions Cup. Rarely, however, has there been a bigger match than the one scheduled for Friday evening.
Al Hilal vs Al Nassr last five H2Hs
Al Nassr 1-2 Al Hilal – 21st February 2022
The most recent Kings Cup fixture between Al Nassr and Al Hilal came in February 2022. The two clubs were drawn to play each other in the quarter-finals of the tournament and despite taking an early lead, Al Nassr were knocked out by their great rivals after an impressive turnaround. Aal Hilal would go on to make the final but lose the showpiece event 2-1 to Al Feiha.
Al Nassr 0-4 Al Hilal – 3rd March 2022
The final pre-Ronaldo match of the Al Nassr vs Al Hilal rivalry came in March 2022 with both teams fighting for the title. Al Hilal were dominant on the night and blew Al Hilal with ease, running out 4-0 winners away from home. Salem Al Dawsari, who has played for the club his entire career, was the star of the show, scoring two first-half goals.
Al Nassr 2-2 Al Hilal – 26th December 2022
On the 26th of December 2022, Al Nassr faced Al Hilal just four days before the news that Cristiano Ronaldo would be signing for the club was officially announced. Anderson Talisca, whom Ronaldo has gone on to build a good relationship with, got on the scoresheet for Al Hilal while another former Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, scored for the visitors.
Al Hilal 2-0 Al Nassr – 18th April 2023
Al Hilal faced Al Nassr in April 2023 with both teams in the title race. Cristiano Ronaldo had a night to forget, missing a couple of great chances to win his side the game, which was ultimately decided by two penalties from Odion Ighalo who has proven to be a thorn in the Al Nassr side on a number of occasions over the years. Neither side would go on to win the title with Al Ittihad reigning supreme.
Al Hilal 1-2 Al Nassr – 12th August 2023
The most recent Al Hilal vs Al Nassr H2H came in August 2023 in the final of the Arab Champions Cup. The match represented one of the first competitive outings for Sadio Mane for Al Nassr and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic for Al Hilal after their summer transfers. The game was tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes before Cristiano Ronaldo won the cup for his side with a goal in extra time.
Potential MVP – Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo may have taken a little bit of time to settle into the Saudi Pro League but he has been in excellent form this season. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has benefitted greatly from better quality around him this campaign and he is leading the Golden Boot race in Saudi Arabia with 15 goals in 14 matches.
Ronaldo was the match-winner when these two teams last played each other in the Arab Champions Cup final and will relish the opportunity to face them again, particularly with what's at stake. The 38-year-old has built a reputation of being a big game player of the years and he will have the opportunity to prove that once again here.
Al Hilal have been dominant in recent meetings against Al Nassr with the last Al Nassr victory inside 90 minutes coming back in 2021. Despite that, the extra time victory in the Arab Champions Cup final should give Ronaldo and co-belief that they can get the job done on Friday night. We expect a cagey affair with one goal winning it either way. For more tips, check out our detailed Al Hilal vs Al Nassr prediction.