Al-Nassr vs Benfica Predictions

Al-Nassr vs Benfica predictions for this friendly pre-season game that will be played on Thursday night. This is the last match in Portugal for Al Nassr which will be played at the Estadio Algarve. Read on for all our free betting tips and predictions.

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Al-Nassr vs Benfica Predictions


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Key Stats
– Al-Nassr averaged 2.1 goals per game and maintained a 58.9% ball possession in the Saudi Pro League 22/23 season.
– Benfica finished the Primeira Liga season with an impressive 87 points, scoring 82 goals and conceding just 20.
– Cristiano Ronaldo managed to net 14 goals in 16 appearances after joining Al-Nassr in the previous season.

In the culmination of their pre-season tour to Portugal, the Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr are poised to lock horns with Primeira Liga champions, Benfica, at the Estadio Algarve. The encounter promises to be a thrilling one, as Al-Nassr have made a significant mark in the transfer market in an ambitious bid to clinch the Saudi Pro League title.

Focusing on Al-Nassr’s Ambitious Journey

The Saudi Arabian team, colloquially known as the Knights of Najd, have been showing promising signs of emerging from the shadows of their rivals after a slightly disappointing previous season. Despite topping the league charts between late December and early March under Rudi Garcia’s leadership, the team failed to sustain their momentum, resulting in a second-place finish with 67 points from 30 games.

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Following Garcia’s departure, Dinko Jelicic took the helm for the final seven matches but failed to secure the elusive top spot. This marked another season without a Pro League title, their last triumph dating back to the 2018-19 season.

Fast forward to the present, with the appointment of Luis Castro, Al-Nassr seem determined to end their title drought. Their pre-season journey in Portugal has been a mix of highs and lows, from a promising start with victories over Alverca and Farense to a crushing defeat against Celta Vigo.

Benfica’s Quest for Maintaining Dominance

In contrast, Benfica ride high on confidence after a successful domestic campaign, leading the league from the fourth round until the end and accumulating an impressive 87 points from 34 matches. They also made an indelible mark in the Champions League, reaching the quarter-finals.

Their pre-season performance has been laudable, with victories over Southampton and FC Basel. Now, their focus is set on maintaining this winning streak and building momentum ahead of the new term.

Crucial Player Performances and Line-ups

Al-Nassr’s hopes are pinned on Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined them around the turn of the year and quickly made his mark with 14 goals in 16 appearances. Not to mention Talisca, who has consistently been a prolific goal-scorer. New signings Marcelo Brozovic and Seko Fofana are also expected to add substantial depth to their midfield.

Meanwhile, Benfica’s line-up is likely to be dominated by experienced players like Angel Di Maria and Goncalo Ramos, who showed promising form last season. New addition Orkun Kokcu will also be a player to watch out for in the midfield.

The Predictive Analysis
  1. Match Outcome Prediction: Despite the recent 5-0 defeat to Celta Vigo, Al-Nassr’s performances against Alverca and Farense reveal potential. However, considering the overall quality of Benfica, an “away win” prediction is more likely, especially given their dominant run in friendlies and the Primeira Liga last season.
  2. Correct Score Prediction: Taking into account Benfica’s attacking prowess (scoring 82 goals last season) and Al-Nassr’s mixed pre-season form, a 3-1 victory in favour of Benfica appears plausible.
  3. Goalscorer Prediction: With an impressive tally of 14 goals in 16 Saudi Pro League appearances, Cristiano Ronaldo will likely be the goalscorer for Al-Nassr. On Benfica’s side, Goncalo Ramos, who scored 19 goals last season, appears the most probable candidate.


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