Stadium: Alexandria Stadium
Time: 21.09.2023, 07:00 PM
Following a poor ending last season, Al Ittihad will strive to get it right this time when they host Ceramica at the Alexandria Stadium on Thursday.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The home side wrapped up their season in the 8th spot on the log, picking up forty-three points from thirty-four games. Al Ittihad struggled mainly towards the end of the season as their frontline failed to get goals.
For the third successive season in a row, Al Ittihad have struggled in the league despite spending big. This campaign, they retained the Egyptian Premier League's highest goal scorer, Mabululu. Angola International will have some other support upfront as they brought in Benjamin Boateng and Bakker Aubame.
The visitors had a fantastic season, finishing in 13th spot and winning the Egyptian League Cup. Ceramica shared the spoils in almost half of their fixtures last season, causing them to struggle in the league. In fact, they survived relegation after their remarkable performance in the remaining three games of the season.
With the return of John Ebuka and the signing of Sodiq Awujoola from Smouha, we expect them to start well this season.
Expert Betting Tips
Over their previous eight meetings, Ceramica won three while Al Ittihad managed a victory and four games ending in a draw. Al Ittihad have failed to win any of their previous five home games, while the visitors are yet to record a victory on the road in their last eleven matches. Both teams have a prolific goal scorer, and even though a share of the spoils is the most possible outcome, we expect both sides to get a goal apiece for 1.83.
Both sides will settle for a full-time draw here for 3.18.
Al Ittihad will be desperate to start with a win here, and we expect them to win either half for 1.92.