Tip Simba SC - AL Ahly SC (Egy)
The CAF Champions League enters Match Day 2 in the group stages, with Tanzanian side Simba SC set to host Egyptian giants Al Ahly. The two occupy the top spots in Group A after wins on Match Day 1. Al Ahly are top after a 3-0 win over Al Merreikh and Simba second on goal difference after a 1-0 win over AS Vita. Simba will be looking to build on the win and have announced that 30,000 fans will be allowed in the 60,000-seater Dar National Stadium. The last time these two sides met here, Simba won 1-0, but went on to lose 5-0 in Egypt. The hosts go to this game well prepared, with an eight-game unbeaten run at home. They’ve kept seven clean sheets in the eight unbeaten matches and conceded two goals. In their last five home matches, Simba have scored 13 goals but they know this one will be tougher. Simba have one loss and three wins in their last seven Champions League matches. At home, in this competition, they’re unbeaten in nine matches (six wins, three draws).
Al Ahly’s defence of the African title started well and they are favorites to win a 10th Champions League title. They head to Tanzania just two weeks after taking part in the Club World Cup, where they won bronze, and have four clean sheets in their last five matches. The loss to Bayern Munich at the Club World Cup is their only defeat in the last 35 matches. Having the top African coach Pitso Mosimane has really pushed the side and they’ll be out to build on their opening group stage win. The Egyptians are unbeaten in 13 Champions League matches, and lost just once in 19. They have 15 wins in the last 20 Champions League matches and head here with three straight away wins in the competition.
Key points Simba SC - AL Ahly SC (Egy)
Al Ahly are unbeaten in the last 13 Champions League matches.
Simba have three wins in their last seven Champions League matches.
Al Ahly have three straight away wins in CAF Champions League.
Simba are unbeaten in nine Champions League matches at home.
Al Ahly have one loss in their last 35 matches.
Conclusion Simba SC - AL Ahly SC (Egy)
Most of Simba’s recent Champions League matches have been in the preliminaries. They’re here now with the giants at the group stages and it is going to be a bit different. Al Ahly have a fine run and their only loss in the last 35 matches was against Bayern. In terms of quality, they’re better and have a better understanding of the terrain that is African football. Back the away side for a win here.
Simba SC AL Ahly SC (Egy) Prediction published on February 22, 2021