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Al Nassr vs Al Fayha Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
18 April 2024, 12:41

In the 28th round of the Saudi Premier League Al Nassr will host Al Fayha in Riyadh. The Saudi championship is slowly finishing, with 6 rounds left to play. Al Nassr, despite a winning series that lasted for four matches, is still the second, with the same 12 points distance to Al Hilal, and is most likely to finish at the second spot. Al Fayha is in 9th place with 35 points. The team does not face the danger of dropping to the relegation zone, having a comfortable 11 points advantage over the 16th place, at the same time, the championship ambitions are also not on the table, given that the top 3 is unreachable, with the third-placed Al Ahli is 17 points ahead. In a certain way, both teams are finishing up the season since there is no more tournament motivation left.

Al Nassr vs Al Fayha Preview 

Al Nassr Preview

After an unsuccessful period in the first half of March, when the team dropped out from the AFC Champions League and looked poor in the championship, Al Nassr got back on track, with 4 consecutive wins. This was seen as a serious preparation for the Super Cup match with Al Hilal, given that the latter holds up the tournament distance better than anyone in the table and the question of haunting up the team was always theoretical. Still, even in the Super Cup, Al Hilal showed that this season Cristiano Ronaldo and his team most likely will be left without trophies, winning over Al Nassr 2-1 in a match which featured a straight red card for the Portuguese. With another upset, it is not yet clear how the team will react given that it becomes harder and harder to find tournament motivation with Al Hilal being unreachable while Al Ahli has 13 points less and is likely to take the second spot from the team.

Al Fayha Preview 

Al Fayha, despite its current ninth place is quite a sensation in the Saudi realities. Last season, the small team from Al Majma’ah won the King’s Cup and qualified for the AFC Champions League. On top of that, the team performed quite decently in the main continental tournament of Asia, reaching the playoff stage, where it was defeated by Al Nassr (1-0, 2-0). By all means, a small team without any famous names in the squad managed to make quite a run and even without any championship motivation performs quite well - only 2 defeats in the last 7 matches. The first-round match ended with a defeat (3-1) and perhaps this match can become a chance for revenge given the feverish state of the hosts.

Betting Tips for Al Nassr vs Al Fayha

Al Fayha Handicap +2

Even though Al Nassr is an obvious favourite of the match, it is unclear how the team will react to the loss in the Super Cup. With Cristiano Ronaldo suspended, the team also is devoid of its main striker which will likely affect Al Nassr’s capabilities. Moreover, the teams have quite a rich history of head to head clashes, with Al Fayha losing with more than 2 goals happening only twice in the last 10 matches. Unibet gives 1.68 for this Al Nassr vs Al Fayha prediction.

Both Teams to Score

While there is a little doubt in Al Nassr’s attacking capabilities, Al Fayha, despite its modest squad also has all the chances to upset David Ospina. The Oranges scored in their last 8 consecutive matches in the SPL, and given that Al Nassr is quite vulnerable in their defensive lines at times, Al Fayha will probably have its chances. Al Nassr vs Al Fayha odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.63.

Sadio Mane to Score at Any Time 

With the disqualification of Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane is coming to the forefront of the team’s attack. He was on the scoresheet in the match with Al Hilal and has already scored 10 goals in his 26 appearances in the championship. With the absence of the main star, it is Sadio who should take up the leadership mantle. For this Al Nassr vs Al Fayha tip, Unibet gives 1.82. 

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