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Etoile du Sahel vs Al Hilal - Back Tunisians against visitors with poor away form
Hosts set for first leg advantage against Sudanese visitors in Sousse
Etoile du Sahel are backed to secure first leg advantage against Al Hilal (Getty Images)
Etoile du Sahel vs Al Hilal Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips
Etoile du Sahel are tipped to secure a first leg advantage over Al Hilal in the quarter final of the CAF Confederation Cup at the Stade Olympique de Sousse. The Tunisians are on a four-match winning run and are tipped to emerge victorious.
Etoile du Sahel FC Form & Team News
Etoile du Sahel progressed to the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup after finishing second behind compatriots CS Sfaxien in Group B. They wrapped up their round robin campaign with three wins in their last four matches, including a 1-0 victory over Salitas in their final fixture.
The Tunisians are coming off a 2-0 victory away at Ben Guerdane in a Ligue 1 clash on Tuesday with Mohamed Konate and Mohamed Ben Larbi getting the goals. Roger Lamerre's men have been fantastic at home having won their last four matches at the Stade Olympique de Sousse.
Hazem Haj Hassen should continue to the lead the line for Etiole having scored three goals in his last four matches. Ben Larbi is also set to feature in midfield after scoring twice in his last three appearances.
Al Hilal Omdurman Form & Team News
Al Hilal finished as winners in Group C to progress to the quarter finals of the competition. They were also victorious in their final group fixture, seeing off Nkana of Zambia 4-1 with Waleed Bakhet Hamid netting a brace.
Nabil Kouki's team travel to Tunisia off the back of a 2-1 victory at home against Hay Al Arab in the Sudani Premier League. They tend to struggle on their travels having failed to win in four of their last five away matches.
Hamid has been the standout player for Al Hilal in this year's Confederation Cup with four goals in his last three matches. The striker is set to lead the line for a team that has failed to win any of their last nine away matches.
Etoile du Sahel vs Al Hilal Head-to-Head
Etoile du Sahel and Al Hilal have faced each other four times in the past with the wins evenly split at one apiece. Both teams met twice during the group stage of the 2017 CAF Champions League with the two fixtures ending in a 1-1 draw.
Etoile du Sahel vs Al Hilal Match Up
Etoile du Sahel will look to Hassen to provide the spark in attack having scored three goals in his last four matches. With midfielder Ben Larbi also contributing two goals in his last three matches, the Tunisians should have enough to trouble the visitors.
Hamid will be the one to watch for Al Hilal as he looks to improve his tally of four goals in his last three matches. With the Sudanese outfit struggling away from home, the striker could be in for a difficult time in Tunisia.
Etoile du Sahel vs Al Hilal Key Statistics
- Etoile du Sahel have won their last 4 home matches (all competitions).
- Al Hilal have lost 6 of their last 9 away matches (CAF Confederation Cup).
- Al Hilal have seen over 2.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 matches (CAF Confederation Cup).
Etoile du Sahel have a good home record, winning their last four matches at Stade Olympique de Sousse. They are predicted to secure the win in the -1 handicap market over Al Hilal who have lost six of their last nine away matches.
Best Bet: Etoile du Sahel -1 Handicap at 2.00 at betfair - 3Units
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