Al Ittihad vs Al Nassr prediction, odds & betting tips 26/12/2023

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Al Nassr make the trip to Al Ittihad on Tuesday which means Cristiano Ronaldo will square up against his former teammate Karim Benzema. The visitors head into this game as the clear favourite with the bookmakers but Al Nassr have lost five of their last six encounters with Al Ittihad.

Al Ittihad vs Al Nassr prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Over 3.5 Goals

  • Over 3.5 goals have been scored in three of Al Ittihad's last five matches.
  • Each of Al Nassr's last three games have ended with over 3.5 goals being scored.

Another reason that we have backed over 3.5 goals as our main prediction is that Al Nassr have scored three or more goals in their last three matches in all competitions.

Latest odds

Win probability

  • HOME: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%
  • DRAW: 33/10 (4.30) – 23.3%
  • AWAY: 3/5 (1.60) – 62.5%

Al Nassr are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 62.5%, and we agree with the bookmakers on this pick. For more football betting tips on this match, check out the Both Teams to Score market.

You can back BTTS in this game at 1/2 (1.50) which has a probability of 66.7%, or you can go the other way and back BTTS – No at 7/5 (2.40) but the probability is just 41.7%.

Al Ittihad vs Al Nassr prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 1-3

  • Al Ittihad's last two defeats both ended in 3-1 scorelines.
  • Al Nassr have scored three or more goals in their last three fixtures and haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last five attempts.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Score Anytime

  • Ronaldo top scores in the Saudi Pro League this season with seventeen goals.
  • The Portuguese international has scored eight goals in his last ten appearances for club and country.

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Al Ittihad vs Al Nassr team news

Al Ittihad

Al Ittihad had defender Madallah Al Olayan sent-off after just twelve minutes of their home game against Al Raed and that no doubt contributed to the club's 3-1 defeat. Romarinho scored a consolation goal for Al Ittihad, leveling the scores at one apiece but Al Raed scored twice in the second forty-five to secure all three points.

Madallah Al Olayan is now suspended for the game against Al Nassr and Al Ittihad will be desperate to get Luiz Felipe back to full fitness so that the Italian can take his place in the starting lineup.

Predicted Lineup: Al Muaiouf (GK), Felipe, Bamasud, Coronado, Kanté, Fabinho, Farhan, Al Ghamdi, Al Sahafi, Benzema & Romarinho

Al Nassr

Al Nassr's game against Al Ittifaq also ended in a 3-1 scoreline but it was Cristiano Ronaldo and co that came away with the win. Alex Telles opened the scoring in the forty-third minute and Al Nassr scored twice in the second half, including a spot kick from Ronaldo, to ensure Al Nassr kept their title dreams alive.

Al Nassr are likely to field the same starting eleven that defeated Al Ittifaq last time out which means that Ronaldo will face his friend Karim Benzema on Tuesday.

Predicted Lineup: Al Aqidi (GK), Telles, Laporte, Al Ghannam, Lajami, Brozović, Fofana, Otávio, Talisca, Ronaldo & Mané

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo

It was tough to choose between Ronaldo and Benzema as to who our player to watch would be in this game, but the Portuguese international just edged it.

With seventeen goals in the Saudi Pro League this season, Ronaldo continues to impress at the ripe old age of thirty-eight and doesn't look like slowing down any time soon.

We're expecting Ronaldo to put in the kind of performance that will help[ guide Al Nassr to all three points against Karim Benzema and co, in what is sure to be an action-packed ninety minutes.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.