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Al Ahly vs Al Merreikh Predictions & Tips - Al Ahly strong at home in the CAF Champions League

  • Al Ahly vs Al Merreikh predictions for Tuesday’s CAF Champions League match
  • The Group A clash is being played at 7pm GMT at Cairo International Stadium
  • Al Ahly have won to nil in 11 of their last 13 Champions League home matches
  • I am backing Al Ahly to win to nil in Egypt
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Al Ahly finished third at the FIFA Club World Cup (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 15 Feb 2021
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Al Ahly vs Al Merreikh Predictions


Al Ahly keep plenty of clean sheets and regularly win to nil at home in the CAF Champions League. That should be the result against Al Merreikh who are poor on the road in Africa.

  • Al Ahly have won their last 18 home matches (CAF Champions League).
  • Al Ahly have won to nil in 11 of their last 13 home matches (CAF Champions League).
  • Al Ahly have won by 2+ goals in their last 3 home matches (CAF Champions League).
  • Al Ahly have kept 10 clean sheets in their last 13 matches (all competitions).
  • Al Merreikh have lost 6 of their last 7 away matches (CAF Champions League).
  • Al Merreikh have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 away matches (CAF Champions League).

Head to Head


These clubs met in the 2002 CAF Champions League Second Round. Al Ahly won 2-0 in Egypt with Al Merreikh winning 3-1 in Sudan.

Al Ahly Form


Al Ahly can hold their heads high after a positive performances at the FIFA Club World Cup. They beat Al Duhail 1-0 before a 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the semi-finals.

The African champions claimed third place against South American champions Palmeiras. The match ended 0-0 with Al Ahly winning the penalty shootout.

It was the 10th clean sheet in 13 matches for Pitso Mosimane’s side. Al Ahly return to Egypt having won their last 18 home matches in the CAF Champions League.

Al Merreikh Form


Al Merreikh are sitting top of the Sudani Premier League after 5 wins and 4 draws in their opening 9 matches. 

They got past Enyimba in the CAF Champions League 1st Round, winning 3-0 at home before a 2-1 defeat in Nigeria.

Al Merreikh have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches in the Sudani Premier League.

They travel to Egypt having lost 6 of their last 7 away matches in the CAF Champions League and failing to score in 5 of their last 7 on the road in Africa.

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Verdict

Al Ahly should be too good for Al Merreikh with everything pointing to a win to nil in Egypt.

Best Bet: Al Ahly Win To Nil @-117.65 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Correct Score Tip: Al Ahly Win 2-0 Correct Score @450.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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