Wydad Casablanca vs ASEC – Moroccan champions set for win to nil

Ismail El Haddad tipped in the anytime goalscorer market
Wydad Casablanca vs ASEC
Wydad Casablanca tipped to begin campaign with win over ASEC (Getty Images)

Wydad Casablanca vs ASEC Mimosas Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


A home victory is the expected outcome when Wydad Casablanca face ASEC Mimosas at the Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah in their opening Group A fixture of the CAF Champions League. We are predicting a win to nil for the hosts at 2.03 while Ismail El Haddad is also expected to score.

Wydad Casablanca Form & Team News


Wydad Casablanca are two-time winners of the CAF Champions League with their most recent title coming in 2017. They topped their group in last year's competition but failed to progress beyond the quarter finals.

Faouzi Benzarti's team have been in fine form in recent matches and head into Friday's clash off the back of a 1-0 victory over Raja Casablanca in the Moroccan Botola League. Ismail El Haddad scored the only goal on 79 minutes to hand Wydad the win.

El Haddad should retain his place in the team following his goal against Raja Casablanca. The striker has scored five goals in his last nine CAF Champions League matches and is expected to partner William Jebor in attack.

Wydad Casablanca
Wydad Casablanca have won six of their last seven home matches (Getty Images)

ASEC Mimosas Form & Team News 


ASEC Mimosas are former winners of the CAF Champions League, having won the title in 1998. They have made 13 appearances in the competition but have not gone beyond the group stage since 2011.

Siaka Traore's men progressed to the round robin stage in this year's edition after seeing off Stade Malien 2-0 on aggregate. They travel to Morocco off the back of a 2-0 victory over Bassam in an Ivorian Ligue 1 fixture.

Thomas Gonazo and Abdoul Tapsoba are expected to continue their partnership in attack having impressed in recent matches. Issa Sanogo is set to line up in midfield while Patric Malo should start in defence.

Wydad Casablanca vs ASEC Mimosas Head-to-Head 


Wydad Casablanca and ASEC have faced each other just four times in the past with the Moroccans leading the head to head by two wins to one. Both teams faced each other twice during the group stage of the 2016 edition with Wydad emerging victorious in both matches.

Wydad Casablanca vs ASEC Mimosas Match Up 


Wydad are usually solid at home having won four of their last five matches in front of their fans. They have plenty of firepower in attack and will look to overwhelm ASEC Mimosas with the likes of Jebor and El Haddad.

The Moroccans are also tight at the back having kept seven clean sheets in their last 10 home matches. They will be confident of coming out on top against the likes of Gonazo and Tapsoba in the ASEC attack.

Ismail El Haddad
Wydad Casablanca's Ismail El Haddad has scored five goals in his last eight matches in the CAF Champions League (Getty Images)

Wydad Casablanca vs ASEC Mimosas Key Statistics 


  • Wydad Casablanca have won 6 of their last 7 home matches (All Competitions).
  • Wydad Casablanca have kept clean sheets in 6 of their last 7 home matches (CAF Champions League).
  • Wydad Casablanca's Ismail El Haddad has scored 5 goals in his last 8 matches (CAF Champions League).
  • ASEC Mimosas have lost their last 2 matches against Wydad Casablanca (All Competitions).

Verdict 


Wydad Casablanca have a solid record at home and tend to keep clean sheets whenever they play in front of their fans. We are predicting a win to nil for the Moroccans while Ismail El Haddad is our tip for anytime goalscorer.

Best Bet: Wydad Casablanca Win to Nil @ 2.03 at bet365 – 5 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Ismail El Haddad @ 2.38 at bet365 – 4 Units
Correct Score Tip: Wydad Casablanca Win 2-0 @ 9.70 at bet365 – 1 Unit

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