Stadium: Stade Mohammed V (Casablanca)
Referee: Maguette Ndiaye
Time: 22.04.2022, 01:00 AM
We have got ourselves a fierce match here as the Morocco-based team host Egyptian giant Al Ahly at the Stade Mohammed V (Casablanca) on Friday. One must fight tooth and nail to secure a win in matches like this, however, we are expected to be entertained. Can the defending champions snatch all the points here?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Last six matches: WWWLWW
Moroccan top team Raja Casablanca are looking for their first African triumph in the 20th century as they host Al Ahly in the knockout phase of the tournament.
The Green Devils are 2nd in their league with forty points and three points behind Wydad Athletic Club who are in 1st position.
It was a smooth sail for them qualifying for the knockout face as they only lost once in their six group matches.
Having conceded only once in the group stage they managed to score seven goals overall.
Their outing in the first leg was not totally bad as they managed to score a goal against Al Ahly, they have to win here for them to secure a ticket to the semifinals.
Last seven matches: DLWLWWW
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 later succeed as the tournament progresses.
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 picked up ten points from a possible eighteen points in the group phase.
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 half time 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.
Things have not been going well for the Red Devils lately as they have failed to score more than one goal in the last three matches excluding their 2-1 against Raja Casablanca in the first leg.
Expert Betting Tips
Both teams have met twice recently, the first ended in a draw while the other finished 2-1 in favour of Al Ahly.
If the Egyptian based club scores first, it's going to be hard for the host to score three goals against Al Ahly without a response, bet on Al Ahly win or draw and over 1.5 for 2.30.
Judging by the first leg, Al Ahly was the better team as it ought to be, playing in front of their home fans. It's going to be a different ball game here, we expect a tight encounter, bet on anybody to win and BTTs for 3.50.
Raja's home matches in the competition this season have ended in a 1-0 win throughout their three matches. Raja Casablanca announced their 60,000 capacity stadium will be filled with 45,000 football lovers in the country, that's staggering and might contribute to their result here today.
The defending champions are well experienced and must prove why they are the champions, bet on a total of over 2.5 for 2.10.