FIFA Club World Cup 2021: Palmeiras vs Al Ahly prediction and betting tips (February 8)
Palmeiras face Al Ahly in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup. The Verdao who are yet to win the FIFA Club World Cup trophy want to make it to the final. Can the Sao Paulo Club win this fixture?
Dudu has 2 goals in 3 games of the Paulista A1 this season
Dudu has 2 goals in 3 games of the Paulista A1 this season

Palmeiras take on Al Ahly in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup.

The match is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 8 February 2022. The match venue is Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Palmeiras vs Al Ahly (February 8) game are available in this article. Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups.

Palmeiras vs Al Ahly latest odds on betting sites

Palmeiras to win odds are priced at 1.47 (-212 American; 25/53 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.10 (+310; 31/10), while Al Ahly to win odds are priced at 5.85 (+485; 97/20).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Palmeiras — 62%, draw — 22%, Al Ahly — 16%.

Latest betting odds on Palmeiras vs Al Ahly (8 February 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.12 (+112; 28/25)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Asian handicap (-0.75) on Palmeiras — 1.69 (-144; 25/36)
  • Asian handicap (+0.75) on Al Ahly — 2.18 (+118; 59/50)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.25 (+125; 5/4)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.61 (-164; 25/41)

Palmeiras vs Al Ahly match preview and statistics

Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras haven’t lost in nine consecutive matches with six wins and three draws. They beat Agua Santa 1-0 in their last match.

The Verdao won the 2021 Copa Libertadores against Santos, being champions, they qualified for the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup. Palmeiras have never won the Club World Cup before, even though they won the Intercontinental Club in 1951, which counts.

Dudu hit the winner in the 27th minute of the first half with a left footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal, assisted by Roni. Raphael Veiga was the most fouled player (6 times), completed the most dribbles (4) and won 11 duels.

Team statistics: 52% possession, 10 total shots, eight chances created, one big chance, one shot on target, 282 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, 20 fouls committed, six corners, two offsides.

Palmeiras team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.

Al Ahly Cairo have one win in their last five matches, with three draws and a loss. They beat Monterrey 1-0 in their last match in Round 2 of the FIFA Club World Cup. Al Ahly do not have the Club World Cup trophy in their cabinet, but have been bronze medal winners twice at the tournament, in 2006 and 2020.

Mohamed Hany scored the winner in the 53rd minute of the second half with a right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Rami Rabia and Yasser Ibrahim were very good defensively in the match. Rabia won three duels, made 10 clearances, and made one interception, while Ibrahim won five duels, made four clearances, had two tackles and made four ball recoveries.

Team statistics: 37% possession, nine total shots, six chances created, three big chances, four shots on target, 246 accurate passes, 75% pass accuracy, 15 fouls conceded, two corners.

Al Ahly team news: Percy Tau is doubtful for this game.

Palmeiras vs Al Ahly H2H

Both teams have only met once in their history. It was in the bronze final of the FIFA Club World Cup last year. Al Ahly beat Palmeiras 3-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

Palmeiras vs Al Ahly lineups and key players

Palmeiras projected starting lineup:

  • Marcelo Lomba
  • Marcos Rocha
  • Luan Garcia
  • Jorge
  • Danilo
  • Ze Rafael
  • Dudu
  • Raphael Veiga
  • Gustavo Scarpa
  • Roni

The key player to watch out for is Dudu. He has two goals in three matches in the Paulista A1 this season. Dudu scored the winner in their last match against Agua Santa. Roni is another player to watch out for. He has three goal contributions in three matches in Paulista A, one goal and two assists.

Al Ahly projected starting lineup:

  • Aly Lofti
  • Yasser Ibrahim
  • Rami Rabia
  • Mohamed Maghrabi
  • Mohamed Hany
  • Aliou Dieng
  • Afsha
  • Ali Maaloul
  • Hussein El Shashat
  • Ahmed Abdelkader
  • Taher Mohamed

Afsha is the key player to watch out for. He has seven goal involvements for the team season, with three goals and four assists. One goal and four assists in the Egyptian Premier League, two goals in the CAF-Champions League. Afsha has to drop a brilliant performance in their next match.

Ali Maaloul is another player to watch out for. He has five goals and one assist for the team across all competitions, four goals and an assist in the Egyptian Premier League and one goal in the CAF-Champions League.

Palmeiras vs Al Ahly predictions and betting tips

Palmeiras are in good form ahead of their clash against Al Ahly. They have six wins and three draws in their last nine matches. Al Ahly have one win, five draws and a loss in their last seven games. The win in their last match is the first in eight games.

Al Ahly won the only meeting between both teams, beating Palmeiras 3-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in regular time. Palmeiras have kept four clean sheets in their last five games, scored eight goals and conceded one in this period, while Al Ahly have one clean sheet, scored four goals and conceded six goals in their last five games.

Based on current form, the Alviverde are the better team. Predictions for this match are Palmeiras to win, under 2.5 goals and both teams not to score.

Betting prediction: Palmeiras to win

Odds: 1.47 (-212 American; 25/53 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)

Palmeiras — Al Ahly
Under 2.5 goals
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