Stadium: Stade Mohamed V Stadium
Time: 11.06.2023, 10:00 PM
The defending champions Wydad Casablanca have a stern test ahead of their crucial clash against ten times CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly at the Stade Mohamed V Stadium on Sunday. The visitors are a step closer to securing their 11th CAF Champions League trophy following their victory over the Moroccan side in Egypt. Wydad Casablanca have a tough hurdle ahead of them as they hope to overturn their opponent's lead.Receive Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
The Red Castle have been phenomenal since the commencement of the tournament. I never thought they would go this far after their poor start to the campaign. After eliminating the favorite to win this tournament, Mamelodi Sundowns, Wydad Casablanca are behind in this precious encounter. Saifeddine Bouhra came on in the 82nd minute to pull a goal back for Wydad in Egypt, having gone two goals down against Al Ahly. It was not a bad result for the Red Castle, who must score once and ensure they shut out the visitors here. Wydad Casablanca have kept five clean sheets in all their home games in this tournament, winning three while sharing the spoils once.
Al Ahly (Egypt)
The Red Devils are the most successful club in the tournament's history, with a record ten titles to their name, and might be on the way to securing another championship. Al Ahly come into this match in fine form, having won ten of their last twelve games in all competitions. Al Ahly were fantastic against Wydad Casablanca in Egypt and had the opportunity to score more than the two goals. The Red Devils carry a commanding lead in this fixture and are well-positioned to secure this title.
Over their last ten meetings, Wydad Casablanca have won three times while Al Ahly have won five, and two games ended in a share of the spoils.
Al Ahly have failed to score in two of their last three visits at the Stade Mohamed V Stadium.
Mohammed Kahraba is the joint-highest goal scorer in this tournament with six (6) goals so far, while pacy winger Percy Tau is also a joint-provider with five (5) assists.
Al Ahly are unbeaten in their last three away games in this tournament, keeping three clean sheets.
Expert Betting Tips
The Egyptian powerhouse have been fantastic in this tournament and showed they are in for it after their remarkable performance against Wydad in Egypt. Al Ahly scored in both halves through Percy Tau and Kahraba before a consolation goal from substitute Saifeddine Bouhra. This game won’t be cagey, as we expect both sides to come out gun blazing. With the (0-2) defeat in last season's final still fresh in the minds of the visitors, the Red Devils can’t avoid slacking here. Al Ahly have been remarkable in recent months with fifteen unbeaten runs in all competitions; having secured both the Egyptian Super Cup and Egypt Cup, we expect them to come on top here; bet on Al Ahly to win the trophy for 1.70.
With Bouly Junior and El Moutraji up front for Wydad Casablanca, this game isn’t going to end in a goalless draw. I believe this game will end in favor of who scores more; bet on a total of over 2.5 goals for 2.24.
This game presents an essential test for Al Ahly, who must be physically and mentally ready to take revenge against Wydad Casablanca for last year’s loss. Despite the crazy home support available for the Red Castle, we feel Al Ahly can’t be intimidated, and we expect them to win either half for 2.07.