Al Nassr have a strong chance to boost their Saudi Pro League title challenge this week as they host rock bottom Al Basin in Riyadh.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. are currently two points ahead of second-place Al Ittihad, and they will be confident of extending that advantage against an Al Bassin side who have won just once in league action this season.
Ronaldo’s own form continues to improve, after an initial adaptation in Saudi Arabia, with the former Manchester United star netting eight league goals so far in the Middle East.
Here’s all the information for Al Nassr vs. Al Basin including kickoff times, TV/streaming details and projected starting lineups.
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Kickoff time for Al Nassr vs Al Basin in Saudi Pro League
This Super Pro League clash between Al Nassr and Al Batin kicks off at 8:30 p.m. local time in the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh on Friday, March 3.
|Australia||Sat, Mar. 4||04:30 AEDT|
|Canada||Fri, Mar. 3||12:30 ET|
|Hong Kong||Sat, Mar. 4||01:30 HKT|
|India||Fri, Mar. 3||23:00 IST|
|Malaysia||Sat, Mar. 4||01:30 HKT|
|New Zealand||Sat, Mar. 4||06:30 NZDT|
|Singapore||Sat, Mar. 4||01:30 HKT|
|UK||Fri, Mar. 3||17:30 GMT|
|USA||Fri, Mar. 3||12:30 ET|
Al Nassr vs Al Batin live stream, TV channel
SSC (Saudi Sports Company) has been live streaming Al Nassr matches in English via its Twitter channel.
Local broadcasters in selected countries have the rights to televise or stream the Saudi Pro League, and fans in other countries can subscribe to streaming platform Shahid for complete coverage of the Roshn Saudi Pro League.
According to LiveSoccerTV, selected European countries will have local broadcasters carrying the match, while DirecTV Sports will bring it to Spanish-speaking South American countries.
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Al Nassr vs Al Batin lineups
Nawaf Alaqidi is set to continue in goal, in place of the injured David Ospina, with the Colombian international still sidelined.
Nicolas Martinez is sidelined for the rest of the season, in a major blow for the hosts, with Talisca expected to start in behind Ronaldo.
Al Nassr lineup (4-2-3-1): Alaqidi (GK) — Al-Ghannam, Al-Amri, Lajami, Konan— Gustavo, Al-Khaibari — Yahya, Talisca, Ghareeb — Ronaldo
Subs: Waleed, Mado, Boushal, Majed, Alsulaihem, Alhassan, Sami, Masharipov
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Al Batin head coach Alen Horvat has confirmed no fresh injury worries, and he is set to stick with an unchanged starting team, after picking up their first victory of the campaign last time out.
Al Batin lineup (4-2-3-1): Campana (GK) — Alhurayji, Naji, Antonio, Al-Yousef— Pedraza, Al-Qarni — Fawaz, Roa, Bukia — Lopez
Subs: Gazwani, Al Dhafiri, Al Mutairi, Al-Barrih, Huriss, Nasser, Omar, Al-Shamain, Al-Sehimai