Al Ahly Vs. Wydad Betting Odds & Preview (1st Match, CAF Champions League Final 2022/23, June 4)
The CAF Champions League Final will be played over two legs for the first time since 2019. Al Ahly and Wydad will battle it out in their second final in a row, as the Moroccan team beat the Red Giant in last year’s finals to win the trophy. The first game will be played in Egypt.
Al Ahly vs Wydad (2022/23 CAF Champions League Final) Key Info
Al Ahly are currently in first place in the Egyptian Premier League standings, four points above second place, with even four games in hand as well. The Red Giants are having an incredible season so far in their league and in Africa. Al Ahly have beaten a very strong team in Esperance de Tunis in the CAF Champions League semi-finals. The Egyptian club also beat another Moroccan team, Raja Casablanca, in the quarterfinals.
Wydad are currently in second place in the Botola Pro standings, one point below the first-place team, FAR Rabat. Wydad have qualified for this final without having won any games against Mamelodi in the CAF Champions League semi-finals, and they also beat Simba by penalties in the quarter-finals.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||CAF Champions League 2022-23 Final, 1st Game|
|🏟️ Venue:||Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt|
|🗓️ Date:||4 June 2023|
|⏰ Time:||6 p.m. GMT on Sunday|
Al Ahly vs Wydad Preview and Stats
Al Ahly vs Wydad Odds
According to the best online football betting sites, Al Ahly are the home favorites in the final at 1.75 (3/4). A draw is offered at 3.30 (23/10), while Wydad are the underdogs at 5.0 (4/1) to beat the Red Giant.
Al Ahly SC
Al Ahly are coming off a 1-0 home win against Ceramica Cleopatra in the Egyptian Premier League. El Shahat scored the winning goal for the Club of the Century in that game. The Egyptian team is in their best form of the season right now, as they haven’t conceded any goals in their last 10 games. Also, Al Ahly had a more difficult path to the finals than Wydad.
Wydad are coming off a 2-0 home win against Moghreb Tetouan in the Botola Pro. Farhane and Attiyat scored the winning goals for the Red Castle in that game. Wydad are also in great form right now, as they are on a seven-game unbeaten streak in all competitions. The Moroccan team might miss their main forward, Sambou, in this game, which will be a huge miss for them.
Al Ahly vs Wydad H2H
This matchup has been evenly matched in the last few years. In the last eight head-to-head matches, Al Ahly won four, drew one, and Wydad won three. The Red Castle won the most recent one, which was also a CAF Champions League final.
- Al Ahly 0-2 Wydad (3 May 2022)
- Al Ahly 3-1 Wydad (21 October 2020)
- Wydad 0-2 Al Ahly (17 October 2020)
- Wydad 1-0 Al Ahly (4 November 2017)
- Al Ahly 1-1 Wydad (28 October 2017)
CAF Champions League History
The CAF Champions League is a top-tier club football competition founded in 1964. Being under the rule of the Confederation of African Football, it was rebranded in 1997 and has a pretty similar structure to other club football tournaments all over the world. Interestingly, 2023 final will be between the current holder Wydad AC and the most successful team in this contest – Al Ahly (10 titles).
Last Five Winners
- 2022 – Wydad 2-0 Al Ahly
- 2021 – Al Ahly 3-0 Kaiser Chiefs
- 2020 – Al Ahly 2-1 Zamalek SC
- 2019 – Esperance de Tunis* 1-1 Wydad
- 2018 – Esperance de Tunis 3-0 Al Ahly
Al Ahly vs Wydad CAF Champions League Predictions
Al Ahly to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Al Ahly will be playing in Egypt in this first leg, and it’s rare for the Egyptian team to lose at home. The Club of the Century haven’t conceded a single goal in their last 10 games in all competitions, and they are currently on a 14-game unbeaten streak. The Red Giant lost only once in their last 20 matches.
The best betting sites in Africa have Al Ahly as favorites for a reason. The Egyptian team will be going for revenge after losing last year’s CAF CL Final against Wydad. Al Ahly is also in better form right now.
Al Ahly to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 1.90 (9/10)
Al Ahly haven’t conceded any goals in five straight home games now, and they have only conceded twice in their last 10 matches. Wydad Casablanca are much better at home this season, so they will try to get out of this game with the least damage and then strike at home.
Total Goals – Under 2.5 @ 1.58 (3/5)
Al Ahly have gone under this total of goals in four straight matches, and they are also averaging only 1.7 goals per game in their last 10 games. Wydad Casablanca, on the other hand, are also having a lot of low-scoring games lately, as they are averaging 2.25 goals per game in their last eight games. Nine of the last ten head-to-head matches between them have gone under the total as well.
Al Ahly vs Wydad Team News
Al Ahly’s first goalkeeper, El Shenawy, is questionable for this game, but he should be ready, while Hamdi is doubtful to start.
Wydad have some injury issues to deal with in this game, as Sambou, El Hassouni, and Haimoud are all doubtful for the first match of the finals.
Recommended Al Ahly SC vs Wydad AC Betting Picks
- Al Ahly to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
- Total Goals – Under 2.5 @ 1.58 (3/5)
Al Ahly and Wydad will be playing in their second CAF Champions League final in a row. The home team will have the advantage in this first match. Make sure you use our Al Ahly Cairo vs Wydad Casablanca betting predictions and bet on them at online betting sites or betting apps to have more fun watching the game.