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Saudi Pro League | Al Nassr vs Al Taawoun | Kick Off Time, Date, Team News and Predicted Lineup

Saudi Pro League | Al Nassr vs Al Taawoun | Kick Off Time, Date, Team News and Predicted Lineup

Ronaldo led Al Nassr will be looking to open up their account in Saudi Pro League after their loss against Al Etiffaq last week as they host Al Taawoun on friday (18 August 2023).

Al Taawoun played out a draw in their first fixture and will be looking to add to their tally.

When is the Match between Al Nassr and Al Taawoun ?

The match will take place at the KSU Stadium in Riyadh on Friday.

Kick Off Time

The match will start 6:00 pm UTC (11:30 pm IST, 7:00 pm BST).

Al Nassr have already won a trophy this season as they best Al Hilal 2-1 in extra time last friday.

But they did not have much time to celebrate as they played their first game of Saudi Pro League on Monday against a side managed by Steven Gerrard.


As a result a most of their high profile signings were rested due to the short time in between those two game.

Sadio Mane was one of their stars to start the game as he faced his former Liverpool team Jordan Henderson. Mane was quicky on the scoresheet to give his side a half time lead, but the Al Etiffaq managed to comeback in the second half with a goal each from Robin Quaison and Moussa Dembele.

Al Nassr this time will be at their home where they have been unbeaten in the last 13 Saudi Pro League games.

Sadio Mane in action against Jordan Henderson in Saudi Pro League

Al Taawoun ended their last season on a 7 match win streak, were looking to continue their form in the new season away from home against Al Fateh.

Andrei Girotto scored on his debut for the club helping the side to a draw after Feras Al-Brikan had opened the scoring for Al Fateh.

In contrast to their opponents, Al-Taawoun were not involved in the Arab Club Champions Cup, ensuring that they entered the new season with a fresh squad.

Last season they had the second best away record and will be looking to continue with that form as they travel to another away match.

Al Nassr Team News

All their rested stars (Alex Telles, Seko Fofana, Marcelo Brozovic) are expected to be back in their starting lineup. Cristiano Ronaldo who missed the first game through an injury is also expected to start.

Sadio Mane having scored on his league debut will be hoping to add to his tally.

Al Nassr predicted Starting XI:
Al-Aqidi; Al- Ghannam, Al-Fatil, Lajami, Telles; Fofana, Al-Khaibari; Talisca, Brozovic, Mane; Ronaldo

Al Taawoun Team News

The visiting could start with the same squad that started their last game against Al Fateh.

Girotto their new signing will be starting with Hassan Kadesh in their middle of their defense with Al Ghamdi and Faqeehi flanking the duo on each side.

Tawamba will be hoping he add to his 81 goals he has scored for the team as he starts in forward line.

Al Taawoun predicted Starting XI:
Mailson; Al-Ghamdi, Girotti, Kadesh, Faqeehi; Flavio, Al-Mahdioui, Medran; Mateus, Bahusayn, Tawamba