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Al Nasr vs Al Raed Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
6 March 2024, 12:43

The 23rd round of the Saudi Premier League sees Al Nasr hosting Al Raed in another interesting clash between the teams from the opposite sides of the table. Al Nasr still firmly occupies the second place with 53 points, slowly losing its ambitions to keep up with the leading Al Hilal, which is 9 points away. Al Raed, after recent setbacks, fell down too close to the relegation zone, and is currently in 15th place with 20 points. Being only two points away from the 16th-placed Al Tai and 17th-placed Abha concerns the team and coming to Riyadh will test the team’s resilience amid the decisive part of the season. In the first-round match, Al Nasr had a comfortable win (1-3) and it will be interesting to observe whether the team from Buraidah has surprises in its pockets for the upcoming match.

Al Nasr vs. Al Raed Preview 

Al Nasr Preview

In the last two matches, Al Nasr shockingly lost to Al Ain in the AFC Champions League (1-0) and had a draw with Al Hazem (4-4). While the result of the AFC Champions League match can be understood given that Al Ain is one the best teams in Persian Gulf, conceding 4 goals from the worst team of the league raised a lot of questions among the fans and Saudi press. Luis Castro has already taken the matter into consideration and according to him, the team is 100 percent ready to respond to the situation on the field. All of the players are in optimal conditions, with Cristiano Ronaldo returning on the pitch, thus, a formidable response after these two matches is being awaited.

Al Raed Preview 

Al Raed found themselves in a 3-match streak without a win, with 2 loses and 1 draw. These results dropped the team from Buraidah to 15th spot with a very close proximity to the relegation zone. Igor Jovicevic’s team, in addition to problems with building a cohesive game, has clear discipline problems - in the last 5 away matches, 2 red cards were shown to Al Raed players. Optimism is also lacking from Al Raed’s camp when looking to head to head matches against Al Nasr - only one win in 26 matches. Given the current situation of Al Nasr, it will be also hard to expect any positive results from the upcoming clash.

Betting Tips for Al Nasr vs. Al Raed

Half Time/Full Time - Al Nasr

Al Nasr scores first in the 5 out of its 6 matches, and given all the speculations around the team’s performance, will likely take matters into their own hands from the very beginning, doing their best in the first half. At the same time, knowing the sudden loss of concentration of the team, evident throughout the season, it is quite dangerous to play handicaps. Unibet gives 1.81 for this Al Nasr vs. Al Raed prediction.

Both Teams to Score

Al Nasr showed its problems with defensive lines in the match with Al Hazem, conceding 4 goals from the main outsider of the league. Even though the reaction from the team is well-expected, such problems cannot be dealt with in short. Al Nasr concedes a lot, and Luis Castro is well aware of it, masking the problem with the amount of goals scored. Moreover, last three consecutive head to head matches at Riyadh ended with both teams scoring. Al Nasr vs. Al Raed odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.71.

To Score at Least Two Goals - Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo is coming back to the SPL field after having a one-match disqualification that left Al Nasr with 1 point against Al Hazem. Cristiano is the best striker of the league and will probably have a lot of chances. At the same time, it was a long time since Ronaldo scored 2 or more goals in the Saudi League, with his last double being at the end of December in the match against Al Ittihad (2-5). This match has all the favourable conditions for Cristiano to score at least two goals. Unibet gives 3.10 for this Al Nasr vs. Al Raed tip.

Remember to gamble responsibly. Tips provided serve only as a recommendation, not as a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement.