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The date for the second leg encounter between Al Hilal and Al Merreikh in the 2022 CAF Champions League is set. We preview this crucial fixture to provide our readers with the best free betting tips as predictions. Read further for our analysis and more details.
Free Al Hilal vs Al Merreikh Predictions by Football Whispers
Al Hilal and Al Merreikh have struggled to get some points in the ongoing CAF Champions League. The hosts are especially most affected by a poor run of form that has seen them get rooted to the bottom of the Group A table with only a point after three games. Two points adrift third-placed Al Merreikh means there is all to play for in this match. Our best predictions for the CAF Champions League game are as follows:
This will not be an easy game for both teams. A point from three games for the hosts and four points from as many matches for Al Merreikh leaves the third place open for grabs between these teams. A more defensive approach is, therefore, expected from both teams. These are familiar foe in the Sudan’s Premier League so a hard-fought game that will likely end square or have goals on one side is a good bet.
Our second pick for Al Hilal vs Al Merreikh backs fewer goals in the important game. It is a do-or-die for these teams as they look to secure playoffs points. The hosts are the last and need a win to catch up with the visitors on the Group A table while victory for Al Merreikh could see them displace Al Ahly from second place. We expect the tough match to end with a few goals.
Al Hilal vs Al Merreikh Betting Odds, H2H and Current Team Stats
For more match stats, team form and the best odds for Al Hilla vs Al Merreikh CAF Champions League game, see the tables below.
Al Hilal vs Al Merreikh CAF Champions League Preview and Analysis
Al Hilal and Al Merreikh are both Sudanese teams hence familiar foes in the country’s Premier League. Stats from previous encounters show that this has been a battle for both teams. For example, there were 3W for Al Hilal, 4D and 4D for the visitors in the last 11 encounters.
However, a 2-1 defeat to Al Hilal in the first leg sets the stage for revenge as they welcome Al Merreikh in this second leg meeting. So, let’s start by looking at the expected lineups for this game from both ends.
Al Hillal predicted lineup: Abou, Wadah, Saeed, Abdalla, Adil, Ajagun, Khidir, Phiri, Mozamil, Mustapha and Abdelrahman.
Al Merreikh predicted lineup: Abuzaid, Etta, Dawood, Karshoum, Khamis, Ali, Taifour, Saadeldin, Agab, Nooh and Omayarue.
And when you look at the forms of both teams, the hosts have especially struggled in the CAF Champions League where they are yet to win a game despite going unbeaten in 7 games before the tournament kicked off. Two losses, one draw and only a goal scored is all to show for Al Hilal’s struggles in the tournament. On the flip-side, Al Merreikh has 1W, 1D and 1L in the tournament. Inconsistencies have, however, remained a threat to their progress in the competition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the venue for this game?
The match will be played at Estadio Al Hilal in Omdurman, Sudan.
What time will the game start?
Kick off time for this game is 16:00 GMT +3
Which side are we backing in this game?
The hosts should get the revenge in the second leg if all goes well.