Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium
Time: 08.12.2023, 07:00 PM
Al Ahly will face off against CR Belouizdad at the Borg El Arab Stadium on Friday. The Red Devils have struggled in recent games and must find a way to win here before their FIFA World Club Cup campaign begins. At the same time, the visitors will be determined to secure the maximum points here after their disappointing performance in their recent game.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Al Ahly (Egypt)
The Red Devils have had a decent start in this tournament so far, even though they’ve picked up four points from a possible six. After defeating Medeama SC (3-0) on their ground, the Red Devils settled for a share of the spoils in Tanzania. Percy Tau opened the scoreboard in the 86th; however, the hosts responded almost instantly as Zouzoua levelled in the 91st minute.
Al Ahly have been prevalent in the Egyptian Premier League, winning a record forty-three titles, and have also enjoyed success on the continental stage, winning the CAF Champions League ten times. Al Ahly head here after being knocked out by Mamelodi Sundowns in the AFL but quickly bounced back with two wins and a draw in their domestic league.
Al Ahly are the present champions of the CAF Competition but must be careful against the home side, who can be very difficult at times.
CR Belouizdad (Algeria)
Marco Paqueta's men bowed to their first defeat of the season as they were beaten by Medeama SC in Ghana. Despite scoring first against Medeama SC, the hosts responded twice to secure the maximum points. The result came after their opening-day victory over Young Africans in Tanzania.
Things have not been moving in the right direction for the host since the start of the season, as they have lost twice in just six games. However, the return of Marco Paqueta have given them renewed hope, as they have won back-to-back games against more formidable opponents in the league.
The four-time quarter-finalists in the competition are yet to win the title. They were eliminated by the Mamelodi Sundowns in the quarter-finals last season.
Expert Betting Tips
Al Ahly are currently the best team in this competition but have suffered fatigue in recent weeks. They’ll be comfortable on their ground just in time for their FIFA Club World Cup campaign next Friday. On the opposing end, CR Belouizdad will be keen to upset the defending champions as they can’t afford to lose back-to-back games. Egypt is a hostile place for a visiting side, and we think the Red Devils will triumph here; bet on a home win and over 1.5 goals for 1.79.
We also expect this game to witness a BTTS score, as the hosts' defence have been shaky in recent games.
Al Ahly might secure a halftime victory here for 2.02.