Al Ahly vs Palmeiras
FIFA Club World Cup
Date: Thursday, 11 February 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Education City Stadium.
The Red Giants are the title-holders of the African Champions League. In fact, they have just completed one of their most successful seasons ever- after delivering the continental treble.
However, they failed to progress to the final of the Club World Cup, and now they are expected to fight for the far less glamorous third place in the same contest.
They might be the top dog in Africa, but they are no match for the titans from Europa and Latin America – the temples of football.
This Thursday, they are pitted against the Big Green – who had just won the insanely competitive Copa Libertadores, that too against the frightening Santos.
Right away the favorites to post the win are the Brazilians. They come from a technically far superior league, and regularly take on far greater oppositions.
While Pitso Mosimane’s men have the puncher’s chance, logic dictates that Palmeiras will win the medal for third place in the Club World Cup.
Al Ahly vs Palmeiras: Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams are locking horns with each other for the first time.
Al Ahly vs Palmeiras Prediction
The Red Giants are from an inferior league, and they also do not possess the motivation to go after an upset – since it’s the game to determine the third place.
Moreover, they have failed to score in three of their past five match-ups, and did not even trouble their opposition much in their semi final fixture.
Meanwhile, Abel Ferreira’s men have the opportunity to finish their Club World Cup campaign on a positive note, and we can count on them to give their absolute best.
They have also been struggling a bit lately, and a huge performance this Thursday could help them to gain confidence back.
As such, expect Palmeiras to defeat Al Ahly this game week.
Al Ahly vs Palmeiras: Betting Tips
Palmeiras to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Palmeiras @ 1.83 (5/6).