Seattle Sounders vs Al Ahly Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 04/02/2023

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FIFA Club World Cup - Ibn Batouta Stadium

8th Round

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

Seattle Sounders and Al Ahly meet at the Grand Stade de Tanger in the second round of the FIFA Club World Cup on Saturday, February 2nd. USA’s Sounders go head-to-head with Egypt’s Al Ahly for a place in the next phase. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Seattle Sounders vs Al Ahly

A place in the World Club Cup and a date with Real Madrid are up for grabs when Seattle Sounders meet Al Ahly on Saturday. Read our top predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Al Ahly to Win

Al Ahly impressed greatly in their comfortable 3-0 victory over New Zealanders Auckland City in midweek and the formidable Egyptians can continue their surge in the FIFA World Club Cup with another win over Seattle Sounders on Saturday. The Americans haven’t played a competitive fixture since October last year and with match sharpness lacking, they could come up short against an Al Ahly side who are in the midst of their domestic campaign. With that in mind, our first prediction points towards an Al Ahly triumph.

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Both Teams to Score – No

Egyptian giants Al Ahly coasted to victory against Auckland City on Wednesday and their dominance of the game was such, that they restricted their opponents to just three attempts on goal over the course of 90 minutes, with just one of those efforts hitting the target. Seattle Sounders are a slight step up in quality from Auckland, though they aren’t expected to be at their sharpest following a three-month run without a competitive fixture and they could toil against their fitter opponents. As a consequence, another clean sheet could be in the offing for Al Ahly.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Seattle Sounders vs Al Ahly

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

Last Five - Seattle Sounders

16/06/24

USA MLS USA

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

0

2

W

09/06/24

USA MLS USA

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

2

1

L

30/05/24

USA MLS USA

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

1

1

D

26/05/24

USA MLS USA

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

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2

W

23/05/24

USA US Open Cup USA

Phoenix Rising FC

Phoenix Rising FC

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

1

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Last Five - Al Ahly Cairo

18/06/24

Egypt Division 1 Egypt

Al Ittihad Al Sakandary

Al Ittihad Al Sakandary

Al Ahly Cairo

Al Ahly Cairo

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1

W

14/06/24

Egypt Division 1 Egypt

Pharco FC

Pharco FC

Al Ahly Cairo

Al Ahly Cairo

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2

W

25/05/24

CAF Champions League ACL

Esperance de Tunis

Esperance de Tunis

Al Ahly Cairo

Al Ahly Cairo

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1

W

18/05/24

CAF Champions League ACL

Esperance de Tunis

Esperance de Tunis

Al Ahly Cairo

Al Ahly Cairo

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0

D

11/05/24

Egypt Division 1 Egypt

Baladiyet El Mahallah

Baladiyet El Mahallah

Al Ahly Cairo

Al Ahly Cairo

1

2

W

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

Seattle Sounders odds: 8/5 (2.6) – 38.5%

Draw odds: 43/20 (3.15) – 31.7%

Al Ahly odds: 9/5 (2.8) – 35.7%

The bookies have found it difficult to separate the teams this weekend, though a 2-1 win in Seattle’s favour is the correct score option with the tightest odds at 17/2 (95) – 10.5%. Elsewhere, you can back Al Ahly to win either half at 17/20 (1.85) – 54.1% on Saturday.

Al Ahly vs Auckland City Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Saturday’s FIFA Club World Cup meeting between Seattle Sounders and Al Ahly below.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders qualified for the Club World Cup after they lifted the 2022 CONCACAF Champions League last year. Head Coach Brian Schmetzer has been in the hotseat at the club since 2016 and he favours a 3-4-3 formation when deploying his troops. An American team has never won the CWC before.

Predicted Lineup for Seattle Sounders: Cleveland – Gomez, Arreaga, Tolo – A. Roldan, Atencio, Rusnak, Morris – Lodeiro, C. Roldan, Montero

Al Ahly

Al Ahly are firmly 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. However, they shifted to a 4-1-4-1 shape against Auckland City in midweek and enjoyed a resounding 3-0 win as a result.

Predicted Lineup for Al Ahly: El Shenawy – Hany, Metwalli, Abdelmonem, Maaloul – Dieng, El Shahat, Fathi, El Soleya, Radwan – Sheif

Player to Watch – Mohamed Sherif

Mohamed Sherif is al Ahly’s most dangerous attacker and the 26-year-old scored his second of his team’s three goals against Auckland City on Wednesday. That was Sheif’s fourth goal in his last three appearances and his ability to stick the ball in the back of the net should mean that Seattle Sounders shadow him closely on Saturday.

Starting Lineups

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

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders
4-5-1
24
Stefan Frei
ch
5
Nouhou Tolo
cm
16
Alex Roldan
sv
25
Jackson Ragen
us
28
Yeimar Gomez Andrade
co
7
Cristian Roldan
us
10
Nicolas Lodeiro
uy
11
Albert Rusnak
sk
13
Jordan Morris
us
84
Josh Atencio
us
9
Raul Ruidiaz
pe
Substitutes
19
Heber
br
99
Dylan Teves
us
12
Fredy Montero
co
23
Leo Chu
br
75
Danny Leyva
us
30
Stefan Cleveland
us
3
Xavier Arreaga
ec
45
Ethan Dobbelaere
us
6
Joao Paulo
br
22
Kelyn Rowe
us
29
Jacob Castro
us
92
Abdoulaye Cissoko
fr

Al Ahly Cairo

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

Seattle Sounders vs Al Ahly Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Seattle Sounders vs Al Ahly prediction

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

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

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 17:30 BST.

Which club is favourite to win this weekend?

Seattle Sounders have been made slight favourites to win on Saturday by the bookmakers.

What was Seattle Sounders' last result before this match?  

The MLS outfit's last competitive fixture was back in October. It finished 2-2, enough to give them bragging rights. In preparation of the Club World Cup, they have been involved in two friendly fixtures, the most recent of which saw them on the wrong side of a 2-3 beating.

What was Al Ahly's last result before this match?

Footballing action has come regularly for the Egyptian giants. They were last in action in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over the National Bank Egypt. They started their Club World Cup festivities early and made little work of Auckland City, earning a 3-0 result at their expense.


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.