FIFA Club World Cup is an annual competition between seven top continental teams around the globe. The winners of the CAF Champions League, CONCACAF Champions League, UEFA Champions League, Copa Libertadores, OFC Champions League and AFC Champions League will compete in the FIFA Club World Cup tournament.
Bayern Munich won the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup as they defeated Tigres UANL by a goal to nil. Real Madrid have won the most FIFA Club World Cup titles (4) with the last one being in 2018. Since 2007, all UEFA Champions League winners have won the FIFA Club World Cup title except Chelsea as they were defeated in the finals in 2012.
The FIFA Club World Cup will feature Chelsea, Palmeiras, Al Hilal, Al Ahly, Monterrey, AS Pirae and Al Jazira. Below you will find FIFA Club World Cup 2021 (2022) predictions for the team to win the title. Chelsea are the main favourites to win the title.
Chelsea in FIFA Club World Cup 2021
Chelsea won the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League as they got a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the final. Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game as the Blues secured their second Champions League title. Chelsea finished fourth in the Premier League table with 67 points during the 2020-21 season. They scored 58 goals while conceding 36 goals with a difference of +22. The Blues suffered a loss to Leicester City in the FA Cup final.
Chelsea have been incredible since they announced Thomas Tuchel as their manager. The Blues improved defensively as they changed to a 3-43 formation during the previous season and won the Uefa Champions League title for the second time in their history and the first since 2012. Chelsea invested in a striker as they signed Romelu Lukaku for a club-record fee.
The Blues have been decent this season as they had ups and downs. Chelsea are third in the Premier League table with 47 points. The Blues have scored 48 goals while conceding 18 goals with a goal difference of +30. Chelsea have won 13 games, drawn eight and have lost three. The Blues were top of the Premier league table in November but dropped points in December. Chelsea finished second in their Champions League table with 13 points. The Blues scored the most goals in the group with 13 goals while conceding four goals with a difference of +9. Chelsea won four games, drew one and suffered a loss to Juventus.
The Blues are yet to win the FIFA Club World Cup as they suffered a loss to Corinthians in 2012. Chelse got a 3-1 win over Monterey in the semi-finals as they qualified for the final. Guerrero scored the only goal of the game as Corinthians got a 1-0 victory over the Blues in the final.
Romelu Lukaku joined Chelsea from Inter Milan in the summer of 2021 for a club-record fee of about £97.5m. The Belgian international joined the club after an impressive season with Milan as he scored the second-most goals in Serie A last season with 24 goals, overperforming his expected goals of 22.7. Lukaku also finished with second-most assists in the League (11). The Belgian international has failed to meet expectations in his first few months back at Chelsea as he has scored just five league goals, overperforming his expected goals of 4.43. Lukaku is a top striker and still one of the best in the world and will be a key player for the Blues at the FIFA Club World Cup.
N’Golo Kante is one of the best midfielders in the world. The French international showed his strength in Chelsea’s Champions League campaign. Kante won the Champions League Midfielder of the Year award after extraordinary performances during the 2020-21 season. The French international is the best in the world in his position as he dominated all games during last season’s Champions League. Kante won three Man of the Match awards in knockout stages against Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in both legs of the semi-final.
Odds of Chelsea winning the FIFA Club World Cup 2021 equal 1.30 (-333; 9/20).
Palmeiras in FIFA Club World Cup 2021
Palmeiras won the 2021 Copa Libertadores as they got a 2-1 victory over Flamengo in the final. Deyverson scored the winning goal in the extra time as they won their second title in a row. The Big Green played a 1-1 draw in both legs against Atlético Mineiro in the semi-final as Palmeiras won on away goals.
Palmeiras finished third in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A with 66 points. The Big Green scored 58 goals while conceding 43 goals with a difference of +15. Palmeiras won 20 games, drew six and lost 12 matches. The Big Green were knocked out of the Copa do Brasil in the third round by CRB as they suffered 3-4 defeat.
Raphael Veiga has been incredible since he joined the club. The Brazilian international has scored 41 goals in 140 appearances for Palmeiras. Veiga scored 10 goals in 31 appearances in Serie A during the 2021 season. He provided four assists while creating 41 chances. Veiga scored five goals in 12 games during the Copa Libertadores.
Odds of Palmeiras winning the FIFA Club World Cup 2021 equal 3.30 (+230; 23/10).
Monterrey in FIFA Club World Cup 2021
Monterrey won the CONCACAF Champions League as they defeated Club America by a goal to nil in the final. The Rayados smashed Cruz Azul by five goals one on aggregate as they reached the final of the competition.
Monterrey finished fourth in the Torneo Guardianes table during the 2021 season with 28 points. The Rayados scored 22 goals while conceding 13 goals with a difference of +9. Monterrey were knocked out by the Guardianes by Santos Laguna in the quarter-finals of the competition.
Monterrey are currently eighth in the Clausura league table. The Rayados have scored six goals while conceding two goals with a difference of +4. Monterrey have won one game while suffering two losses. The Rayados were knocked out of the Apertura by Atlas.
Rogelio Funes Mori has scored 132 goals in 267 appearances since he joined the club in 2015. The Mexican international has scored two goals in Liga MX Clausura this season, underperforming his expected goals of 2.07. Mori has also scored four goals in the Liga MX Apertura, underperforming his expected goals of 4.54. He scored nine goals in the Guardianes Clausura during the 2020-21 season.
Odds of Monterrey winning the FIFA Club World Cup 2021 equal 21.00 (+2000; 20/1).
Al Ahly in FIFA Club World Cup 2021
Al Ahly won the CAF Champions League as they defeated Kaizer Chiefs by three goals to nil. The Red Devils smashed Esperance de Tunis by four goals to nil on aggregate as they qualified for the finals. Al Ahly has won the most CAF Champions League titles with 10 as they secured back to back titles.
Al Ahly finished second in the Egyptian Premier League table with 76 points during the 2020-21 season. The Red Devils scored 72 goals while conceding 29 goals with a difference of +43. Al Ahly won 22 games, drew 10 and lost two games. The Red Devils secured qualification for the following season CAF Champions League.
Al Ahly are currently top of the Egyptian Premier League table with 19 points. The Red Devils have won six games and have drawn one. Al Ahly have scored 19 goals while conceding seven goals with a goal difference of +12. The Red Devils won the second round of the CAF Champions League by defeating USGN.
Mohamed Sherif has been top level since he returned back from a loan. The Egyptian international has scored 31 goals in 56 appearances. Sherif scored 20 goals in the league during the 2020-21 season. The Egyptian international provided one assist while creating 21 chances. Sherif scored six goals and provided two assists during the 2020-21 CAF Champions League.
Odds of Al Ahly winning the FIFA Club World Cup 2021 equal 26.00 (+2500; 25/1).
Al Hilal in FIFA Club World Cup 2021
Al Hilal won the 2021 AFC Champions League as they defeated Pohang Steelers by two goals to nil. Al-Dawsari and Marega scored the goals in the game as they got a 2-0 victory over Pohang Steelers.
Al Hilal won the Saudi Professional League during the 2020-21 season. The Boss finished with 61 points as they finished top of the league. Al Hilal scored 60 goals while conceding 27 goals with a difference of +33 during the 2020-21 season. The Boss suffered a 0-2 defeat to Al Fateh in Round of 16 of the King Cup. Al Hilal were smashed by Al Nassr in the final of the Saudi Super Cup.
Al Hilal are currently fourth in the Saudi Professional League. The Boss have scored 29 goals while conceding 20 goals with a difference of +9. Al Hilal got a 2-0 victory over Al-Raedin in the Round of 16 of the King Cup. The Boss lost the Saudi Super Cup title as they suffered a 3-4 defeat to Al-Faisaly on penalties after playing 2-2 in normal time.
Moussa Marega has been exceptional since he joined the club from Porto in 2021. The Malian international has scored eight goals in 20 appearances for Al Hilal. Marega has scored six goals in the Saudi Arabia Premier League this season. He has provided one assist while creating 22 chances.
Odds of Al Hilal winning the FIFA Club World Cup 2021 equal 34.00 (+3300; 33/1).
Al Jazira in the FIFA Club World Cup 2021
Al Jazira won the 2020-21 UAE Pro League as they finished at the top of the table. The Spider had 57 points as they secured their third league title and their first since 2017. Al Jazira scored 65 goals while conceding 29 goals with a difference of +36.
Al Jazira won the UAE Super Cup as they got a 5-3 victory over Shabab Al Ahli on penalties. The Spider are currently fifth in the league table with 23 points. Al Jazira have scored 22 goals while conceding 17 goals with a difference of +5. The Spider have won seven games, drawn two and have lost four matches.
Ali Ahmed Mabkhout has been playing for Al Jazira for 12 years. The Al Jazira striker has scored 189 goals in 288 appearances for the club. Mabkhout scored 23 goals in the league during the 220-21 season. He provided 10 assists while creating 34 chances. Mabkhout has scored four goals in the league this season while providing three assists.
Odds of Al Jazira winning the FIFA Club World Cup 2021 equal 51.00 (+5000; 50/1).
FIFA Club World Cup 2021 (2022) winner prediction
Chelsea are the strongest team in the tournament and will be looking to win it for the first time in their history. The Blues won the Champions League as they defeated Premier League Champions Manchester City by a goal to nil in the final. Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League table with 47 points. The Blues have world-class players in almost every position and will have little competition.
Betting prediction: Chelsea to win the FIFA Club World Cup
Odds: 1.30 (-333 American; 9/20 Fractional)