**The odds were correct at the time of writing but are subject to change**
Petro de Luanda hosts Wydad Casablanca for the first leg of the CAF Champions League Semis on a Saturday, 7th May 2022. Read this preview more match facts, insights and free predictions by Football Whispers.
- 1 Our top picks for Petro de Luanda vs Wydad Casablanca Prediction
- 2 Petro de Luanda vs Wydad Casablanca CAF Champions League Stats and Odds
- 3 Petro de Luanda vs Wydad Casablanca Match Preview and Lineups
- 4 FAQs about Petro de Luanda vs Wydad Casablanca
Our top picks for Petro de Luanda vs Wydad Casablanca Prediction
This encounter is a familiar fixture in the CAF Champions League history because these teams have gone up against each other six times. Here are our top picks:
Back goals at both ends
Both Petro de Luanda and Wydad Casablanca have not struggled to find the back of the net in recent games. Petro de Luanda, while playing at home scored in its last five CAF Champions League matches bar one. Wydad Casablanca also scored in each of its last five away matches in the CAF Champions League. We expect the two to find the back of the net on the Saturday afternoon encounter.
We expect a draw when Luanda goes up against Casablanca.
Casablanca is the only team that defeated Luanda in 21 games. A single defeat marks Luanda’s last 21 home games. We expect the hosts to avoid defeat on Saturday based on this stat. Casablanca also avoided defeat in its recent twelve matches. It won its recent five games except one in the CAF Champions League. We are backing the visitors to avoid losing in the coming encounter.
Petro de Luanda vs Wydad Casablanca CAF Champions League Stats and Odds
Petro de Luanda vs Wydad Casablanca Match Preview and Lineups
Pundits can observe the nature of the rivalry between these African giants by the number of bookings when they go up against each other – 12 yellow cards. Read our preview below for insightful facts:
This is the best time for Luanda to take on Casablanca to get revenge for the 5-1 demolition in the previous encounter. Luanda won four of its recent five home games in the CAF Champions League with a 9-2 scoreline. The hosts were the better side when Casablanca visited its backyard in the last encounter. We expect Alexandre Santos to resort to his famous 4-4-2 formation he used against Mamelodi Sundowns to get a positive result from the stubborn Casablanca. The hosts will have a fully-fit squad from the regular first-eleven.
Regragui knows that a draw result will be better than losing against this familiar opposition on Saturday afternoon. Backed by a twelve-match undefeated run, Casablanca has all the confidence going up against a team it embarrassed in a 5-1 goal thriller. Luanda's current fantastic form will not cow the visitor. Casablanca put five past the hosts who were enjoying a 14-match undefeated run. However, Casablanca must be aware that this opposition was the last team to beat them on the road. No injury worries yet for Regragui hence the possibility of resorting to his famous 4-2-3-1 formation to avoid defeat on Saturday.
Petro de Luanda predicted lineup: Wellington, Pedro Pinto, Eddie Afonso, TóCarneiro, Quinito, Soares, Jaredi, Pedro Pessoa, Tiago Azulão, Yano, and Gleison.
Casablanca predicted lineup: Tagnaouti, El Amloud, Attiyat Allah, Serrhat, Farhane, Hassouni, MuaidEllafi, Dari, Jabrane, El-Moutaraji, and Mbenza.
FAQs about Petro de Luanda vs Wydad Casablanca
Which side has won most of the Petro de Luanda vs Wydad Casablanca clash?
Casablanca won the last encounter against Luanda.
What is the kick-off for the coming Petro de Luanda vs Wydad Casablanca encounter?
The coming encounter between Luanda and Casablanca kicks off at 1600hours.
Which venue will host the coming Petro de Luanda vs Wydad Casablanca encounter?
Estádio 11 de Novembro is the venue for the coming Luanda vs Casablanca.