On Saturday, Al Ahly will take on ES Tunis in the second leg of their CAF Champions League semi-final.
The Egyptian giants have the upper hand in the tie after winning the first leg 1-0 last week. Midway through the second half, Mohamed Sherif scored the game-winning goal.
ES Tunis has their work cut out for them and must win the match to advance. A 1-0 win would still send the game to extra time, but any other win would be in Esperance’s advantage. Meanwhile, Al Ahly’s only goal is to avoid defeat in order to go to the final.
The winner of this tie will face either Wydad Casablanca or Kaizer Chiefs in the final.
Head-to-Head: Al Ahly vs. ES Tunis
This will be the sides’ 16th continental meeting, and Al Ahly has a far better record in past encounters.
The Cairo team has won eight times, while ES Tunis has won three times. In four prior meetings, the two teams had split the points.
The reigning champs enhanced their prospects of maintaining their championship with a close victory in their most recent match last week.
ES Tunis against Al Ahly Team News Al Ahly vs ES Tunis
Walid Soliman, a seasoned forward, has been ruled out due to a quadriceps injury. Mohamed Hany and Mohamed Magdy Afsha have also been dropped from the team.
Mohamed Hany, Mohamed Magdy Afsha, and Walid Soliman have all been injured.
Suspension: There isn’t any.
Tunisia, ES There are no documented injury or suspension issues for the visitors before of this encounter. No injuries have been reported. Suspension: There isn’t any. Predicted XI for Al Ahly vs ES Tunis Mohamed El Shenawy (GK); Ibrahim Yasser, Rami Rabia, Bard Banoun, Ali Maloul; Amr Al Sulaya, Aliou Dieng; Taher Mohamed, Hamdi Fahti, Hussein El Shahat; Mohamed Sherif. Al Ahly Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Mohamed El Shenawy (GK); Ibrahim Yasser, Rami Rabia, Bard Banoun, Ali Mal Ben Cherifia (GK); Ben Hamida, Khalil Chemmam, Abdelkader Bedrane, Hamdi Nagguez; Fousenny Coulibaly, Hamdou Elhouni, Ben Romdhane, Ghailene Chaalali, Anice Badri; Khalid Basit. ES Tunis Predicted XI (4-5-1): Ben Cherifia (GK); Ben Hamida, Khalil Chemm ES Tunis versus Al Ahly Prediction Al Ahly has a strong home record and will be motivated to improve their performance with a possible final appearance on the line.
Esperance’s desperate need for an away goal may force them to play higher up the field, something the hosts could exploit. Pitso Mosimane’s team is expected to win by a substantial margin. Al Ahly 2-0 ES Tunisia is my prediction.