Al-Hilal vs Al Ahly
FIFA Club World Cup – Match for Third Place
Date: Saturday, 12 February 2022
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Al Nahyan Stadium.
Al Ahly are the reigning African champions. In fact, they have been holding on to the title for two years now, and they had also secured a third-place finish in the previous edition of the Club World Cup.
However, their form leading up to the Club World Cup was highly questionable, and as expected, they have struggled in the competition.
However, Al-Hilal have an entirely different story to tell. They have now lifted the Asian crown two times in the past three years, and they are also in superb form at the moment.
Moreover, they were quite unlucky, as they had to take on none other than Chelsea in the semis. If not, they could have made it to the final for a shot at the title.
Anyhow, they are now a contender to secure the third position in the tournament judging their form, as well as the struggles of their counterparts.
Al-Hilal vs Al Ahly Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only once have these two locked horns in an official encounter. It was back in 2004, in the Arab Champions League. Then spoils were shared with a goalless draw.
Al-Hilal vs Al Ahly Prediction & Analysis
Al-Hilal have been in such a dominant mood, that they have lost just thrice in total since April of 2021. In the process not only did they win the AFC Champions League for the second time in three years, but they also scored in plenty.
In fact, they had recorded a massive 6-1 win in their opener in the Club World Cup. They had also scored two or more goals in seven of their past nine fixtures.
On the other hand, Al Ahly have won just once in their last nine games. This sole victory since November of 2021 had come against Mexican club Monterrey.
No way they have the momentum to take on an in-form team like Al-Hilal.
Likely, expect a win for the current Asian champions in this Third-place match.
Key Stats for Betting
- Al Ahly have secured a single win since November, and this sole victory had come against Monterrey.
- Meanwhile, Al-Hilal have lost just once since December, and this loss had come against reigning European champions Chelsea.