Stadium: Stade du 5 Juillet
Time: 24.11.2023, 10:00 PM
In the heart of Alger, Algeria, football enthusiasts are gearing up for a spectacle that promises to be nothing short of breathtaking. In this clash, CR Belouizdad will kickstart their CAF Champions League campaign against a stiff Young African side at the Stade du 5 Juillet on Friday. The most prestigious club sides trophy in Africa will feature four-time quarter-finalists CR Belouzidad and CAF Confederation Cup runner-up Young Africans tomorrow.Get Your Registration Bonus!
CR Belouizdad (Algeria)
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.
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.
CR Belouizdad were crowned the Algeria champions previous campaign with sixty four points in thirty-four games. They did fail to impress in the CAF tournament last season, but hopefully, they will go far this season.
They have strengthened their squad this season and hope to secure the domestic league and the CAF championship.
Young Africans (Tanzania)
After years of trying, Young Africans reached the finals of the CAF Confederation Cup last season. Unfortunately, they lost based on away goal rule as USM Alger were crowned champions.
Young Africans have been in immense form this season, with one defeat and twelve wins in their last thirteen matches in all competitions. One of the wins included their (1-5) thrashing of arch-rival Simba SC.
Young Africans are yet to make their mark in this competition, with a group stage finish since 1998.
Expert Betting Tips
CR Belouizdad are a regular team in this competition but have failed to make it to the finals since their appearance. The hosts have also had a terrible start to the season and hardly score these days. On the opposing end, Young Africans march here with five consecutive wins in their division.
Young Africans have a recent memory about the Stade du 5 Juillet Stadium, where they won but handed over the trophy to Algerian USM Alger courtesy of away rule. They’ll be desperate for all the points here, even though it seems like a mission impossible. The Yanga Boys had several players who were on international duty, although they are back but we think fatigue might set in for the Tanzania giant here. CR Belouizdad have a reputable Spanish tactician who understands the game, and we think they stand a better chance here; bet on a home win for 1.91.
Leonel Wamba is expected to lead the line once again, while Samake and Selmi will be in the hearts of the midfield for CR Belouizidad. We expect fewer goals here as both teams will be careful not to concede much; bet on a total of under 2.5 goals for 1.65.
Lastly, CR Belouizdad will utilise their home advantage properly here, and we expect them to win before the break for 2.61.