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Al Ahly vs Al Merreikh Predictions & Tips - Al Ahly to be too strong on home soil in the CAF Champions League

  • Al Ahly vs Al Merreikh predictions for Tuesday’s CAF Champions League fixture
  • The Group A clash is being played at 9pm SAST at Cairo International Stadium
  • Al Ahly have won to nil in 11 of their last 13 CAF Champions League home games
  • I am tipping Al Ahly to win to nil in Egypt
  • Betting tips, predictions and team news for Al Ahly vs Al Merreikh
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Al Ahly vs Al Merreikh Predictions


Al Ahly are a strong defensive outfit and have a knack for winning matches to nil in the CAF Champions League. That is what should happen again against Al Merreikh, who struggle 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 sides last met in the 2002 CAF Champions League Second Round. Al Ahly ran out 2-0 victors in Egypt, with Al Merreikh securing a 3-1 win in Sudan.

Al Ahly Form


Al Ahly fought hard at the FIFA Club World Cup recently. The Egyptians beat Al Duhail 1-0 before a 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich at the semi-final stage.

The African champions secured third place by beating South American champions Palmeiras on penalties. The match ended 0-0.

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

Al Merreikh Form


Al Merreikh are the current leaders of the Sudani Premier League after 5 victories and 4 draws in their opening 9 fixtures. 

The side from Sudan knocked out Enyimba in the CAF Champions League 1st Round, winning 3-0 on home soil before suffering a 2-1 defeat in Nigeria.

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

The stats aren't in their favour as they travel to Egypt having lost 6 of their last 7 away fixtures in the CAF Champions League. They have also failed to score in 5 of their last 7 matches on the road in Africa.

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Verdict

Al Ahly should have enough to see off Al Merreikh, with a win to nil in Egypt being backed.

Best Bet: Al Ahly Win To Nil @1.85 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Correct Score Tip: Al Ahly Win 2-0 Correct Score @5.50 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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