On Friday, August 18, 2023 Al-Nassr will compete against Al-Taawon in the Matchday 2 of the Saudi Pro League match. Watch here, Al-Nassr vs Al-Taawon live streaming, preview and how to watch it.
The match between Al-Nassr and Al-Taawon is one of the most interesting matches in the second round of the 2023-24 Saudi Pro League on Friday, 18 August 2023 evening. Both teams have the ambition to win and improve their position in the standings.
Al-Nassr is a more favored team, with many world football stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Marcelo Brozovic, Anderson Talisca and Alex Telles. However, they have to be wary of Al-Taawon, who are a fairly solid and stable team in the Saudi Arabian league.
Al-Nassr suffered a shock defeat in their first game against Al-Ettifaq with a score of 1-2, despite having taken the lead through Sadio Mane’s goal. This defeat leaves them behind in 14th place with zero points. For that, they must immediately get up and improve their performance in the next match.
Coach Al-Nassr is likely to use a 4-3-3 formation with Ronaldo as the spearhead of the attack, supported by Mane and Talisca on the right and left. The midfield will be filled by Brozovic as a defensive midfielder, and Telles and Nordin Amrabat as attacking midfielders. The back line will consist of Omar Hawsawi, Abdullah Madu, Bruno Uvini and Sultan Al Ghanam. Their main goalkeeper is Brad Jones.
On the other hand, Al-Taawon managed to draw 1-1 with Al-Fateh in their first game, thanks to Andrei Girotto’s equalizer. This result left them in 10th place with one point. Al-Taawon will try to provide fierce resistance to Al-Nassr, but they must also be wary of the enemy’s devastating attacks.
Coach Al-Taawon is likely to use a 4-4-2 formation with Girotto and Leandro Trossard as the main attackers. The midfield will be filled by Heldon Ramos, Ryan Babel, Abdulmajeed Al Sulaiheem and Fahad Hamad. The back line will consist of Yaseen Barnawi, Ahmed Asiri, Igor Rossi and Hassan Kadesh. Their main goalkeeper is Cassio.
If you look at the history of meetings and recent performance of the two teams, then Al-Nassr has an advantage over Al-Taawon. From the last five meetings between the two teams in all competitions, Al-Nassr won three, drew one, and lost one.
Apart from that, Al-Nassr also has high-quality players who can make a difference on the pitch. Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world right now, who can score goals from any position and situation. Mane is a fast, strong and creative player who can provide great passes as well as score goals.
Based on the full strength of the two teams, it is estimated that Al-Nassr will get their first 3 points of the season. The reason is, Al-Nassr has extraordinary attack power, with Ronaldo, Mane and Talisca as a deadly trio who can create chances and goals easily. Meanwhile, Al-Taawon will find it difficult to create chances and goals, because Al-Nassr has a tough and disciplined midfield and back.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Al-Nassr vs Al-Taawon match at Al Awal Park at King Saud University Stadium, Riyadh can be watched live streaming. Saudi Pro League 2023/2024 Matchday 2 match broadcast on Twitch, Shahid starting 14:00 ET.
|Match||Al-Nassr vs. Al-Taawon|
|Competition||2023/2024 Saudi Pro League|
|Match day||Matchday 2|
|Venue||Al Awal Park at King Saud University Stadium, Riyadh|
|Date||Friday, August 18, 2023|
|Official TV||Twitch, Shahid|
|Streaming Link||Twitch, Shahid|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
|Al-Nassr (4-3-3)||Al-Taawon (-)|
|Nawaf Al Aqidi||Mailson|
|Alex Telles||Andrei Girotto|
|Sultan Al Ghannam||Hassan Kadesh|
|Ali Lajami||Mohammed Al Ghamdi|
|Abdulelah Al Amri||Muath Faqeehi|
|M. Brozović||Álvaro Medrán|
|S. Fofana||A. El Mahdioui|
|Abdullah Al Khaibari||Ahmed Bahusayn|
|S. Mané||L. Tawamba|
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- August 09, 2023 – Al Shorta [0 – 1] Al Nassr (Arab Club Champions Cup)
- August 12, 2023 – Al Hilal [1 – 2 E] Al Nassr (Arab Club Champions Cup)
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Al-Taawon – Last 5 Match Results
- May 28, 2023 – Al Shabab [0 – 3] Al Taawon (Saudi Pro League)
- June 01, 2023 – Al Taawon [3 – 1] Al Batin (Saudi Pro League)
- July 22, 2023 – Sint-Truiden [2 – 0] Al Taawon (Club Friendlies)
- July 28, 2023 – NEC Nijmegen [3 – 1] Al Taawon (Club Friendlies)
- August 14, 2023 – Al Fateh [1 – 1] Al Taawon (Saudi Pro League)