Stadium: Stade d’Agadir
Time: 14.05.2022, 10:00 PM
Referee: Sadok Selmi
The quest to conquer Africa continues as ES Setif lock horns with the defending champion in the return leg of the semifinals at the Stade d’Agadir on Saturday night. Al Ahly are mathematically a step into the finals while the home team must score five unanswered to change the status here. Can the home team pull one of the greatest stunts ever?Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Last nine matches: DLWLWWWDW
Al Ahly are the most successful team in the history of the tournament having won it ten times, they are about to make it three times in three years if they win it this time.
The Red Devils didn't finish as expected in the group phase as they ended up in 2nd position with ten points below Mamelodi Sundowns who racked up sixteen points in six games.
They failed to take advantage of Raja Casablanca's red card in the first leg which might later affect their progress. It was indeed a bright start for Al Ahly when they struck twice in the first half and Raja managed to pull one back just before the halftime whistle. Raja's Hadoudi was shown a red card in the 59th minute for a bad foul, however, Al Ahly didn't exercise that opportunity as the match ended in a 2-1 victory for Al Ahly.
The return leg went as planned as Al Ahly drew with Raja Casablanca away from home and qualified for the semifinals on (3-2) aggregate.
The Red Devils produced a perfect result against ES Setif in the first leg of the semifinals as they scored four times to secure all the points in that encounter.
Al Ahly are the most experienced team in this tournament, they know what they want and they know how to go about getting it.
Last eight matches: WLLWWLWD
ES Setif are the most successful team in Algeria having won the Professional League 1 with a whopping eight-time record, the Algerian Cup eight times and have won the CAF Champions League two times, in 1988 and 2014.
Unfortunately, their season has been nothing but embarrassing as they now sit 9th in the Algeria Professional League and are fifteen points behind the league leader CR Belouizdad.
The Black One are on the verge of not participating in the tournament next season if they fail to make the top three, meanwhile, this tournament provides another route if they win it.
Their journey to the quarterfinals wasn't bright but they managed to scale through as a second fiddle to Raja Casablanca in Group B.
They managed to hold on against Esperance in the first leg as they ranked the second-best in that encounter but were victorious in the second leg after a slim (0-1) win away from home.
They failed to get anything away from home at Al Ahly as they were beaten mercilessly in the first leg of the semifinals. They have a high mountain to climb when they meet Al Ahly tomorrow.
Expert Betting Tips
Both teams have met four times, and Al Ahly have won two times while ES Setif have won once and a draw was recorded.
I think it's already a wrap for the visitors, the Job was done in the first leg and they may not approach the game aggressively, nonetheless, ES Setif can't stop the visitors from scoring, bet on both teams to score for 1.75.
ES Setif are not that great at home, if you care to take a high risk, bet on the visitor's victory for 3.04.
We expect goals in this encounter, bet on over 2.5 goals for 1.95.