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ES Tunis vs Al Ahly Predictions & Tips - Score draw tipped as hosts continue undefeated home record

  • ES Tunis vs Al Ahly Predictions for Saturday’s CAF Champions League semi-final first leg
  • Match is being played at 17:00 GMT at Stade Olympique de Radès
  • ES Tunis are 19 home CAF CL matches unbeaten
  • Al Ahly have drawn their last 2 away CL matches
  • A draw is my tip in Rabat
  • Best betting tips, stats and predictions for ES Tunis vs Al Ahly
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ES Tunis vs Al Ahly Predictions


ES Tunis are in poor domestic form but all their focus is on the CAF Champions League. Al Ahly have enough to get an away goal but the hosts are 19 unbeaten at home in this competition. I am tipping a score draw.

  • ES Tunis are undefeated in their last 19 home matches (CAF Champions League).
  • ES Tunis have conceded in 4 of their last 5 home matches (CAF Champions League).
  • Al Ahly have drawn their last 2 away matches (CAF Champions League).
  • Al Ahly have scored in 17 of their last 18 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Al Ahly hold an 8-4 advantage across their previous 16 meetings against ES Tunis with four draws.

Their last meetings were in the 2018 CAF Champions League final as Al Ahly won the first leg 3-1 before ES Tunis won 3-0 at home in the second leg.

ES Tunis Form


ES Tunis come into this match after four defeats in their last five. They are winless in three Ligue 1 matches but sit 10 points clear at the top even after consecutive defeats.

A 2-0 loss at Bizertin was followed by a 2-0 loss at Belouizdad in their CAF Champions League quarter final first leg. They then lost 2-1 to Metlaoui in the league having rested their entire starting XI.

ES Tunis then beat Belouizdad 2-0 and progressed to the semis on penalties in the CAF Champions League. Their last match saw a 1-0 defeat to Etoile du Sahel in the Tunisian Cup more than a month ago.

ES Tunis Injuries & Team News


ES Tunis coach Moine Chaabani has had five weeks to prepare for this match. He has been resting players in Ligue 1 matches to keep them fresh for this competition.

Winger Abdelraouf Benguit is pushing to start after scoring in the quarter-finals as a substitute. The team has a clean bill of health.

Al Ahly Form


Al Ahly reached this stage having beaten Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 on aggregate after a 2-0 home win and 1-1 draw away. They sit 17 points off the top of the Egyptian Premier League but have seven matches in hand.

Al Ahly suffered a 1-0 loss at Ghazl El Mehalla before A 2-1 win at Al Ittihad and a 1-1 draw with title rivals Zamalek after conceding late. A 2-0 win against Mamelodi Sundowns followed before completing the job by drawing 1-1 in South Africa.

Al Ahly’s last match was three weeks ago as they beat RSB Berkane 2-0 in the CAF Super Cup in Doha. Mohamed Sherif and Salah Mohsen scored the goals.

Al Ahly Injuries & Team News


Star defender Ali Maaloul returned from injury as a substitute in the last match and will start this one. Fellow defender Saad Samir remains doubtful but midfielder Hamdi Fathy is back from injury.

Midfielder Mohamed Mahmoud and goalkeeper Mostafa Shobier return from COVID-19 for Pitso Mosimane’s side.

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Verdict

I am tipping a draw in this match.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @3.30 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @6.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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