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Al Nassr vs Al Fayha: Expected Lineups, Injury News, Predictions, Odds & How To Watch Cristiano Ronaldo In AFC Champions League

Published 02/20/2024, 7:50 AM EST

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With half of their job done, Al Nassr will look to wrap things up this week. Cristiano Ronaldo and his side will be up against Al Fayha in front of their home crowd in the second-leg clash of the AFC Champions League Round of 16. The previous encounter between the two sides saw Luis Castro‘s men secure a 1-0 win. The task is much easier this time around, as a draw or better will see the side punch their ticket to the tournament’s quarter-finals.

Al Nassr has been in excellent form recently and is unlikely to take anything for granted. Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent form will also boost the team, with the player scoring in his last two outings. Meanwhile, this could be a tough challenge for Al Fayha, as the side has struggled to deliver results this season. With all things considered, the writing is pretty much on the wall!

Al Nassr vs Al Fayha: Prediction

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While every side has a fighting chance, betting against Cristiano Ronaldo and his team would be a foolish endeavor. The team is currently the front-runner for the AFC Champions League title and should easily dispatch their opponents. However, everyone loves an underdog story, and Al Fayha somehow overcoming the deficit and knocking out Al Nassr could become the story of the tournament!

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Prediction: Al Nassr 2 – 0 Al Fayha

Al Nassr vs Al Fayha: Odds

Al Nassr to win: 1.07

Al Fayha to win: 10.50

Game to end in a draw: 6.48

(*Odds may vary based on different platforms)

Al Nassr vs Al Fayha: Team Updates

Luis Castro might be without some of his key players heading into the fixture. Otavio picked up a knock in his last outing against Al Fateh and is unlikely to be available for selection. Both David Ospina and Naghed Al Najjar are currently out with injuries, which could see Waleed Abdullah handling the responsibilities between the sticks.

Meanwhile, Al Fayha will be without their key striker Mohammed Majrashi, who has been sidelined with a ligament injury since October. Apart from Majrashi, the side is likely to take to the field with their best eleven.

Al Nassr vs Al Fayha: Predicted Lineups

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Al Nassr Predicted Lineup: (4-2-3-1) Abdullah; Al-Ghannam, Al-Amri, Laporte, Behich; Al-Khaibari, Al-Sulaiheem; Talisca, Al-Najei, Yahya; Ronaldo.

Al Fayha Predicted Lineup: (3-4-3) Stojkovic; Al-Rashidi, Al-Khaibari, Al-Shuwaish; Al Baqawi, R. Kaabi, Al-Safri, K. Kaabi; Mandash, Nwakaeme, Sakala.

Al Nassr vs Al Fayha: When and Where to Watch Cristiano Ronaldo in action?

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Al Nassr vs Al Fayha will be on our screens at 1:00 PM (EST) live from the Alwwal Stadium on the 21st of February. Fans can catch the action live on DAZN & DAZN 1. Viewers from the United States can also tune in to Paramount+ for live coverage of the game. Meanwhile, fans in the United Kingdom can tune in to Thriller TV for the match.

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Saurabh Saket

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