Al Ahly vs Auckland City Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

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FIFA Club World Cup - Al Ahly Stadium

7th Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Al Ahly and Auckland City meet at the Grand Stade de Tanger in the first round of the FIFA Club World Cup on Wednesday, February 1st. Egyptian giants Al Ahly are favourites to topple New Zealanders Auckland City this week. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Al Ahly vs Auckland City

Can Al Ahly secure a win against Auckland City when the teams met in the first round of the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco on Wednesday? Read our top predictions for this week’s fixture below.

Both Teams to Score

Last year’s CAF Champions League runners up Al Ahly, and the current OFC Champions League winners, Auckland City, go head-to-head in the first round of the FIFA Club World Cup on Wednesday, where action at both ends is anticipated in Morocco. Both teams are used to winning and used to scoring plenty of goals and Al Ahly and Auckland have notched in eight and ten of their last ten assignments respectively ahead of their tussle. There should be enough attacking talent on show to threaten both defences at the Grand Stade de Tanger, and our first prediction points towards BTTS with that in mind.

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Auckland City First Half Double Chance

Al Ahly have been priced as odds-on favourites to prevail this week, though they might have to work hard to oust an Auckland City that is used to success and to winning games. Indeed, City have lost just two of their last 43 matches in all competitions and they are well-drilled enough tactically under Albert Riera to make life tough for their more-illustrious opponents. The early exchanges of this one could be tightly contested and City are an interesting prospect in the first half double chance market.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Al Ahly vs Auckland City

Check out our list of key stats for Wednesday’s match below alongside a tool to help you choose the most lucrative odds.

Last Five - Al Ahly Cairo

25/05/24

CAF Champions League ACL

Esperance de Tunis

Esperance de Tunis

Al Ahly Cairo

Al Ahly Cairo

0

1

W

18/05/24

CAF Champions League ACL

Esperance de Tunis

Esperance de Tunis

Al Ahly Cairo

Al Ahly Cairo

0

0

D

11/05/24

Egypt Division 1 Egypt

Baladiyet El Mahallah

Baladiyet El Mahallah

Al Ahly Cairo

Al Ahly Cairo

1

2

W

07/05/24

Egypt Division 1 Egypt

Al Ittihad Al Sakandary

Al Ittihad Al Sakandary

Al Ahly Cairo

Al Ahly Cairo

1

4

W

04/05/24

Egypt Division 1 Egypt

El Gounah

El Gounah

Al Ahly Cairo

Al Ahly Cairo

0

3

W

Last Five - Auckland City

23/05/24

OFC Champions League OFC

AS Magenta

AS Magenta

Auckland City

Auckland City

0

1

W

18/05/24

OFC Champions League OFC

Solomon Warriors FC

Solomon Warriors FC

Auckland City

Auckland City

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5

W

14/05/24

OFC Champions League OFC

Hekari Utd

Hekari Utd

Auckland City

Auckland City

0

1

W

11/05/24

OFC Champions League OFC

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Rewa FC

Auckland City

Auckland City

2

2

D

04/05/24

New Zealand Northern League New

East Coast Bays

East Coast Bays

Auckland City

Auckland City

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3

W

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, odds and probability figures ahead of Wednesday’s meeting between Al Ahly and Auckland City below.

Al Ahly odds: 47/100 (1.47) – 68%

Draw odds: 39/10 (4.9) – 20.4%

Auckland City odds: 28/5 (6.6) – 15.2%

Auckland City are major outsiders for Wednesday’s game according to the bookmakers, while the prices around for over 2.5 goals, 3/5 (1.6) – 62.5% suggest an entertaining tussle could be in the works. If handicap betting is your bag, then Auckland might tickle your fancy at 8/13 (1.62) – 61.9% for a +2.0 goal handicap start.

Al Ahly vs Auckland City Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Wednesday’s FIFA Club World Cup meeting between Al Ahly and Auckland City below.

Al Ahly

Al Ahly are on course to land yet another Egyptian title this term and under Swiss coach Marcelo Koller, they like to play in a 4-2-3-1 formation for most of their games. Mohamed Sherif is the player to watch in attack, while Amr El Soleya is an experienced head in midfield.

Predicted Lineup for Al Ahly: El Shenawy – Abdel Fattah, Metwalli, Rabia, Koka – Attia, Dieng, Taher, Fathi, Radwan – Sherif

Auckland City

Auckland City sit top of the pile in the New Zealand National League again this season, and though the campaign there is still in its infancy, the champions are favourites to retain their crown. Auckland's squad is largely made up of players from New Zealand, though their coach, Albert Riera, is from Spain.

Predicted Lineup for Auckland City: Tracey – Vale, Iwata, Mitchell, Brotherton, Howieson, Manickum, Lee, Gibert, De Vries, Gillion

Player to Watch – Mohamed El Shenawy

34-year-old goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy is Al Ahly’s current captain and the stopper has been at the club since 2016. El Shenawy has 43 caps for the Egyptian national team, though he was unable to help his country towards qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Nevertheless, El Shenawy’s experience should be crucial at the FIFA World Club Cup in Morocco.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Al Ahly Cairo

Al Ahly Cairo
4-5-1
1
Mohamed El Shenawy
eg
4
Mahmoud Elmetwaly Mansour
eg
21
Ali Maaloul
tn
24
Mohamed Abdel Monem
eg
30
Mohamed Hany Eldemerdash
eg
8
Hamdi Fathi
eg
9
Ahmed Mohamed Abdelkader Radwan
eg
14
Hussein Ali El Shahat Ali Hassan
eg
15
Aliou Dieng
ml
17
Amr Al-Sulaya
eg
10
Mohamed Sherif
eg
Substitutes
19
Mohamed Magdy Morsy
eg
27
Taher Mohamed
eg
23
Percy Tau
za
40
Mohamed Ashraf
eg
34
Mohamed Fakhri
eg
13
Marwan Attia
eg
16
Aly Lotfi
eg
5
Ramy Hisham Abdel Aziz Rabia
eg
2
Khaled Abdelfattah
eg
7
Kahraba
eg
33
Hamza Alaa Abdallah
eg
6
Yasser Ahmed Ibrahim El Hanafi
eg

Auckland City

Auckland City
4-5-1
1
Conor Tracey
nz
3
Adam Mitchell
nz
5
Nikko Boxall
nz
12
Regont Murati
xk
13
Nathan Lobo
nz
7
Cameron Howieson
nz
8
Gerrard Garriga Gibert
es
10
Dylan Manickum
nz
20
Emiliano Tade
ar
21
Michael Den Heijer
nz
11
Ryan Keith De Vries
nz
Substitutes
16
Joseph Lee
nz
18
Finn Dockerty
nz
19
Liam Gillion
nz
23
Matthew Ellis
nz
25
Takuya Iwata
jp
14
Jordan Vale
nz
2
Mario Ilich
nz
17
Reid Drake
nz
9
Angus Kilkolly
nz
4
Christian Gray
nz
24
Cameron Brown
nz
15
Aidan Carey
nz

Al Ahly vs Auckland City Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Al Ahly vs Auckland City prediction

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

Check out the odds at Stake and 888Sport for Wednesday’s fixture.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 19:00 BST.

Which club is favourite to win this week?

Al Ahly at the bookmakers’ favourites to beat Auckland City on Wednesday.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.