Al Ittihad lost to Al-Raed, struggling to find form in this Saudi professional league this season. They lost two matches in a row in the Saudi Pro League and failed to recapture their form from last season. Al Ittihad is now sixth in the league points table. Their mixed record this season has seen them drop down the ranks this season.
Al Nassr will go into this encounter on the back of a 3-1 Saudi Pro League win against Steven Gerrard’s Al Ettifaq in their last match. Al Nassr have lost just one match in the last eight Saudi Pro League matches they have played.
They have 40 points from 17 games played with 13 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. Al Nassr are 10 points adrift of league leaders Al Hilal with a game to play and will close the gap with a win against Al Ittihad.
Up to seven players will be missing for this match against Al Nassr. Center back Alolayan will miss the game after receiving a red card against Al Ittihad in the previous game.
Al Nassr will be without Nawaf Boushal and Khalid Al Ghannam due to injuries sustained by both players. Those are the only two players missing a thrilling match.
Al Ittihad predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)
Al-Maiouf; Al-Sahafi, Al-Amiri, Fabinho, Bamsaud; Kante, Farhan; Romarinho, Al-Ghamdi, Coronado; Benzema
Al Nassr predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)
Alaqidi; Al Ghanam, Alawjami, Laporte, Telles; Brozovic, Fofana; Talisca, Otavio, Mane; Ronaldo