Al-Hilal vs AGMK
AFC Champions League
Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium (Riyadh).
Al-Hilal returns to Champions League after withdrawing from the competition last year and they start their campaign against AGMK from Uzbekistan.
The hosts sit on top of the Saudi Professional League, but they had a rough patch in the middle of the campaign that saw head-coach Razvan Lucescu earning the sack and replaced by Rogerio Micale.
The Brazilian led the club to 4 consecutive wins before the 2-0 loss at Ittihad on the weekend. The team scored 12 goals during the period and look good to start the campaign on a winning note.
AGMK are making their debut in the competition after beating Al Gharafa or Qatar in the play-offs last week by a solitary goal. They were thrashed at the same stage in 2019 by Al Nassr 4-0, the domestic rival of their Thursday’s host.
Al-Hilal vs AGMK Prediction
There is a big gulf in quality between the sides and without a doubt the 2019 AFC Champions League champions are red hot favourites to win this match on Thursday. Their opponents AGMK rarely showed the consistency in away matches in their domestic campaign this season, and therefore a home win by comfortable margin is there to take for punters.
Al-Hilal vs AGMK Betting Tips
Al-Hilal -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.80
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.57 odd.