Al Ahly Cairo - Auckland City
FIFA Club World Cup - Al Ahly Stadium
* 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.
- 1 Today's Predictions for Al Ahly vs Auckland City
- 2 Top Betting Odds and Stats for Al Ahly vs Auckland City
- 3 Al Ahly vs Auckland City Team News & Injuries
- 4 Starting Lineups
- 5 Al Ahly vs Auckland City Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.
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Al Ahly vs Auckland City Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
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.