Al Nassr vs Al Tai Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
27 March 2024, 14:13

In the 25st round of the Saudi Premier League, Al Nassr will host Al Tai in Riyadh. After a series of defeats, Al Nassr managed to get back on the winning track in the last round with a win over Al Ahli. Al Tai, still placed in the relegation zone, still has the chance to stay in the elite division for the next season, with the team being unbeaten for two matches in a row, giving a cautious optimism to attempt to extend the streak to three matches, given the lack of motivation of the hosts. In the first-round match, Al Nassr was victorious but not with ease, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the decisive goal only in the 87th minute.

Al Nassr vs Al Tai Preview 

Al Nassr Preview

With the first half of the match being the worst period in the season for Luis Castro’s team, Al Nassr is slowly cruising towards the end of the season without any viable goals. Being knocked out from the AFC Champions League and losing the championship distance after losing points in matches against Al Raed and Al Hazem, saw Al Nassr going on the international break after an unconvincing win against Al Ahli (1-0). The distance to Al Hilal is almost unbeatable 12 points and the main potential runner-up, Al Ahli is 9 points away, making the remainder of the season for the team almost a formality. Even though the backbone of the squad is in optimal conditions, it is hard to expect cohesive game in these circumstances.

Al Tai Preview 

On the contrary, Al Tai is still fighting to save themselves from relegation. Given that the distance between the 16th-placed Al Tai with 22 points and the 13th-placed Al Raed is only two points, most of the bottom of the standings are in a battle for being in the Premier League in the next season, including Al Akhood and Al Riyadh. After winning over Al Hazem (1-0) and drawing with Al Ettifaq (1-1), Al Tai for the third time in this season achieved a two-match unbeaten streak. Given that the team from Ha’il gets most of its points at home (17 points in 12 games against 5 points in 12 games), it will be a hard task for Laurentiu Reghecampf and his squad to continue its run in Riyadh.

Betting Tips for Al Nassr vs Al Tai

Al Tai Handicap +2.5

With the uncertain state of mind of Al Nassr, the team is unpredictable in its results. While the international break was possibly helpful in terms of morale, there is still nothing left to fight for, given that it is almost impossible to catch up with Al Hilal. Al Tai, on the other hand, has the motivation, which can compensate for the lack of class in certain moments. Moreover, even though Al Nassr won all 5 head to head matches, it was only once, in 2022 when the handicap was more than 2 goals (4-1). For this Al Nassr vs. Al Tai prediction, Unibet gives 1.78.

Both Teams to Score

1.81. Al Nassr in the second half of the season frequently lost concentration when it came to defence. Having Aymeric Laporte seems to be not enough, let alone to his frequent disqualifications. Given the recent matches of Al Nassr, such as 4-4 against Al Hazem, or 3-1 against Al Raed, there is a reason to believe that Al Tai will have its chance in front of David Ospina’s gates, while Al Nassr’s ability to score in any game was never in doubt. Al Nassr vs. Al Tai odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.81.

Total Yellow Cards Over 4.5

Given that Al Tai is struggling to get out of the relegation zone, the team attempts to get points in every match, which sometimes bares their defensive lines. This leads to fouls and yellow cards in order to stop dangerous opponents’ attacks. Al Nassr, on the other hand, has frequent loss of concentration in defence and due to these inconsistencies also has a high number of fouls and cards. Unibet gives 1.86 for this Al Nassr vs Al Tai tip. 

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