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Al Fateh go up against Al Nassr to retain their winning form in the third round of the Saudi Pro League. The Global One have succeeded in confirming their place in the AFC Champions League with a 4-2 victory over Shabab Al-Ahli. However, Al Nassr would be desperate to terminate their losing sequence in the league against Al Fateh. Below are our predicted lineups al Fateh and Al Nassr and the latest news of the two teams.
The fixture is set to be played at Prince Abdullah Bin Jalawi Stadium on Friday, 25 August. The Kick-Off time is 18:00 GMT. Now, let’s move to the teams’ predicted lineups and their latest news.
Al Fateh vs Al Nassr predicted lineups and news
Ahead of our in-depth analysis of the possible lineups in the Al Fateh vs Al Nassr clash, let’s first equip you with the latest team news for each squad, dissecting the significance of these updates in terms of their overall capabilities. And for those who can’t make it to the stadium, the entire spectacle will be available for your viewing pleasure on television.
Team News: Al Fateh
Al Fateh were clipped to a 1-1 draw at home in the first round of the league against Al Taawon. But the Role Model claimed all three points in the previous league fixture against Al Akhdoud with a 3-1 victory. Mourad Batna levelled the score by 1-1 in the 36 game and Cristian Tello notched a double, including a stoppage-time goal.
Al Fateh’s training routine is facing a singular fitness concern. Marwane Saadane will be absent due to an inguinal hernia, with an anticipated return in early September. Following a robust improvement in the second round and ample rest to gear up for the forthcoming match, it’s probable that Bilic will maintain their existing lineup for the Friday fixture.
Al Fateh Predicted Lineups:
Rinne; Al-Zubaidi, Alawjami, Denayer, Al-Yousef; Bendebka, Petros; Batna, Zelarayan, Tello; Al-Buraikan
Team News: Al Nassr
Al Nassr’s journey in the Saudi Pro League commenced on a challenging note with back-to-back losses to Al Tawoon and Al Ettifaq. However, the latest match saw a remarkable turnaround for Global One, transitioning from a 1-2 deficit to a 4-2 victory against Shabab Al Ahli, securing their berth in the AFC Champions League. Talisca netted twice, Al Ghannam contributed a late 88th-minute goal, and Brozovic marked his inaugural goal for Al Nassr in the seventh minute of stoppage time.
The Al Nassr squad has received a boost with the arrivals of Aymeric Laporte from Manchester City and Otavio from Porto. It’s plausible to envision Laporte making his debut in the upcoming match to fortify the team’s defence. In the previous fixture, Al Aqidi was given the role of goalkeeper and is likely to continue in that position for the next match.
Al Nassr Predicted Lineups:
Al Aqidi, Al Ghannam, Al Amri, Laporte, Konan, Al Sulaiheem, Brozovic, Al Khaibri, Talisca, Ronaldo, Mane
Will Laporte play for Al Nassr?
Al Nassr successfully acquired Laporte from Manchester City, and his arrival at the club took place on Monday. There were initial expectations of him making his presence felt on the field during the AFC Champions League fixture. But having had sufficient time to train alongside his new teammates, we believe that he will join his new club for the upcoming game.
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