Zob Ahan vs Al Nassr
AFC Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Kick-Off 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Grand Hamad Stadium (Doha).
Zob Ahan will be looking to maintain their unbeaten record on Wednesday evening when they play host to Al Nassr in the direct clash for the top spot in the AFC Champions League Group A.
This is the last group phase fixture of the entire competition and the only one to be played this week.
The hosts are in a somewhat better position coming into it. They are two points above with a run of three wins and two draws so far.
Nonetheless, Al Nassr could overtake them at the top of the group ladder with a three-pointer on Wednesday night at Grand Hamad Stadium even though the visitors have already suffered two losses so far in the campaign.
Zob Ahan vs Al Nassr: Head-to-head
Zob Ahan have always been unpleasant opposition to Faris Najd.
The hosts won each of four head to head games against Al Nassr over the course of history.
The thread includes a 2-3 victory on the Saudi Arabian soil when two teams met each other in March this year.
Interestingly, Crocodiles notched at least three goals in each of four head to head affairs with Al Nassr so far.
Zob Ahan vs Al Nassr: Prediction
In spite of the aforementioned head to head record and current group standings, it’s the visiting outfit who will head into this in higher spirits. They’ve won their third domestic league title last Thursday defeating Al Batin in the last game of the season in the elite class of Saudi Arabian football.
Rui Vitoria’s men thus ended the season with a one-point cushion on second-placed Al Hilal. They have been flying high in the final third lately. The visitors bagged at least two goals in all of past 14 games across competitions.
To summarize, Zob Ahan were also part of some high-scoring contests in recent period and we have reasons to expect a high-scoring thriller when these two likes come across each other in the battle for the top spot in the group.