Ace Football previews the Saudi Pro League game between Al Nassr FC and Al Riyadh who meet up this coming Friday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.
This will be the first time that Al Nassr FC face Al Riyadh lately, as the teams have not shared a spot in the same division in this century.
Al Nassr FC approach round 16 as number 2 in the Saudi Pro League table with 34 points on their account so far. With 15 rounds behind them, Al Riyadh have amassed 16 points, placing them as number 13 in the standings.
Team form: Al Nassr FC vs Al Riyadh
Al Nassr FC Form
In their last three matches, Al Nassr FC beat Al-Wehda by 1-3 and Al Akhdoud by 3-0, before losing against Al Hilal by 3-0. Al Nassr FC have been in potent form at Al-Awwal Park, winning no less than five of the past six Saudi Pro League matches here. They remained without defeat, as they drew once, hammered in 17 goals while letting in six.
Al Riyadh Form
Al Riyadh go into their upcoming match unbeaten in their previous three matches, which started off with a 1-1 draw against Al Fateh FC. They went on to beat Al-Taawoun by 1-2, before sharing the spoils with Al Hazem in a 0-0 draw. Al Riyadh, meanwhile, won twice, while they’ve drawn zero and lost four in their last six away in the Saudi Pro League.
Betting stats for Al Nassr FC and Al Riyadh
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the most recent games that Al Nassr FC and Al Riyadh played across all competitions.
- Al Nassr FC have not lost 36 of the last 38 home matches
- Al Nassr FC have not lost 18 of the last 19 matches
- Al Nassr FC have scored in 23 of the last 25 home matches
- In 11 of the last 13 Al Nassr FC matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Al Nassr FC have scored in 17 of the last 19 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 Al Riyadh away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In the last 4 Al Riyadh matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Al Riyadh have scored in 8 of the last 10 matches
- Al Riyadh have not lost 6 of the last 8 matches
- Al Riyadh have conceded in 6 of the last 7 away matches
Players to watch: Al Nassr FC vs Al Riyadh
It has been a great season for Cristiano Ronaldo so far as he currently has 15 goals on his account during this season. He also hit the net five times in his last six games, leaving Al Nassr FC hoping he delivers against Al Riyadh this coming Friday as well. Siding with him to score in the upcoming game seems like a reasonable choice.
Betting markets: Al Nassr FC vs Al Riyadh
Al Nassr FC racked up eight wins from a possible 10 across all tournaments at Al-Awwal Park, drew two and lost zero. Al Riyadh won two of their previous 10 away, drew one and lost four times. Al Nassr FC did not lose any of their last 6 matches on home soil.
Both teams to score
Al Nassr FC scored the first goal of the match in five of their previous ten games. Curiously, Al Riyadh only scored the opening goal of the match in three of the last seven away games. Al Riyadh managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches.
In the past ten matches for Al Nassr FC across all competitions, over 2.5 goals happened in seven times of them with an average of 2.1 goals goals scored by themselves. In the previous ten matches for Al Riyadh, betting on over 2.5 goals turned out to be a winning bet in six of them. On average, Al Riyadh scored 1.1 times goals per game.
Betting tip: Al Nassr FC vs Al Riyadh
To sum up, the upcoming match between Al Nassr FC and Al Riyadh seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Saudi Pro League game.