Al Nassr vs Al Ittifaq prediction, odds & betting tip 22/12/2023

Al-Nassr Riyadh
22/12/23 - 15:00
Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al-Nassr Riyadh - Al Ittifaq Dammam

Saudi Arabia Premier League - Al-Awwal Park

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

Al Nassr look to apply some pressure on the league leaders Al Hilal this week by picking up three points at home to Al Ittifaq. Nobody has scored more goals in the Saudi Pro League this season than Cristiano Ronaldo but Al Ittifaq have some dangerous players in their side that are capable of hurting Al Nassr on Friday.

Al Nassr vs Al Ittifaq prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Al Nassr to Win-to-Nil

  • Al Nassr have won three of their last six meetings with Al Ittifaq.
  • Al Ittifaq have failed to score in five of their last six league games.

Another reason that we have backed Al Nassr to win to nil as our main prediction is that the hosts have kept clean sheets in two of their last three home games.

Latest odds

Highest odds accross 1 bookmakers

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Draw

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Bookmakers comparison
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Head to Head

31/10/23

Saudi Arabia Cup Saudi

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

1

0

14/08/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

2

1

27/05/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

1

1

14/04/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

0

0

22/01/23

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

1

0

Last Five - Al-Nassr Riyadh

25/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

2

3

W

21/02/24

AFC Champions League ACL

Al Fayha

Al Fayha

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

0

2

W

17/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Fateh SC

Al Fateh SC

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

1

2

W

14/02/24

AFC Champions League ACL

Al Fayha

Al Fayha

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

0

1

W

08/02/24

World Club Friendlies World

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

Al-Nassr Riyadh

2

0

L

Last Five - Al Ittifaq Dammam

26/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Hilal Riyadh

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

2

0

L

15/02/24

Saudi Arabia Premier League Saudi

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Khaleej Saihat

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

0

2

W

09/02/24

World Club Friendlies World

DC United

DC United

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

0

2

W

24/01/24

World Club Friendlies World

ae

Al Wahda Abu Dhabi

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

1

1

D

20/01/24

World Club Friendlies World

Umm Salal

Umm Salal

Al Ittifaq Dammam

Al Ittifaq Dammam

1

1

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 3/10 (1.30) – 76.9%
  • DRAW: 9/2 (5.50) – 18.2%
  • AWAY: 9/1 (10.00) – 10%

Al Nassr are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 76.9%, and we can't argue with the bookmakers on this one. For more football betting tips on this game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

The obvious choice for anytime goalscorer in this game is Cristiano Ronaldo at 1/2 (1.50) which has a probability of 66.7%, but you could opt for Talisca at 20/21 (1.95) as that has a probability of 51.2%.

Al Nassr vs Al Ittifaq prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-0

  • Al Nassr haven't scored more than two goals against Al Ittifaq in any of the pair's last eight encounters.
  • Al Ittifaq have failed to score in five of their last six matches in the Saudi Pro League.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • Five of the last seven head-to-heads between these two clubs have produced under 2.5 goals.
  • each of Al Ittifaq's last seven matches have witnessed fewer than three goals scored.

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Al Nassr vs Al Ittifaq team news

Al Nassr

All Nassr haven't played in the league since they hammered Al Riyadh at Al Awal Park on December 8th. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in this game and two goals from Talisca and one from Otavio cancelled out Al Riyadh's only goal of the game in the sixty-eighth minute.

Al Nassr came through their King's Cup game against Al Shabab without any further injuries or suspensions, so have a clean bill of health for the game against Al Ittifaq on Friday.

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

Al Ittifaq

Al Ittifaq would have been expecting a tricky game at home to high-flying Al Taawon but would have hoped for a better result. The visitors scored a goal in each half to win the game 2-0 as Al Ittifaq's struggles in front of the goal continued, making it five games from six that Steven Gerrard's side have now failed to score in.

Hamdan Al Shamrani was taken off at halftime in that defeat and could be replaced by Ahmed Al Ghamdi for the trip to Al Nassr.

Predicted Lineup: Victor (GK), Tisserand, Hendry, Al Ghamdi, Khateeb, Al Otaibi, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Hazzazi, Quaison & Dembélé

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese legend continues to fire in the goals even at the age of thirty-eight.

Ronaldo has scored sixteen times in the league this season, more than any other player but he might face some competition for the Golden Boot award from Aleksandar Mitrovic and Georges Nkoudou this season.

You can't bet against Ronaldo scoring again this weekend as the former Real Madrid star has scored more goals than games played in the league this season and still seems to enjoy putting the ball into the back of the net just as he did in his prime.


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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.