ASO Chlef vs Bendel Insurance lineups – CAF Confederation Cup

ASO Chlef vs Bendel Insurance lineups – CAF Confederation Cup
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A heavyweight clash is on the cards at the Salem Mabrouki Stadium in Rouiba that will see ASO Chlef vs Bendel Insurance go toe-to-toe for a place in the CAF Confederation Cup next round. The match will start at 20:30 Nigerian time on 26 August 2023. Can Bendel Insurance finish up the job away in Algeria or will it be the north Africans dominating NPFL clubs again in their region?

ASO Chlef vs Bendel Insurance probable lineups

The coaches have the final say on who starts the game, but here is how we expect these teams to line up in this CAF Confederation Cup clash.

ASO Chlef

Goalkeeper: Mohamed Alaouchiche
Defenders: Achref Abada, Mohamed Amin Abad, Abdelkadir Bensalah, Mohamed Roufid Arab
Midfielders: Juba Aguieb, Toufik Addadi, Ahmida Zenasni, Abdelkader Boussaid
Forwards: Yacine Aliane, Mohamed Souibaah

Coach Abdelkader Yaiche was appointed a few days to ASO Chlef's first leg of this tie, and his side did just enough to lose by a 1-0 scoreline in their visit to Nigeria.

The gaffer will be eager to see the Algerian FA Cup Champions overturn the slim goal aggregate at home, and advance to the next round.

ASO Chlef champions of the Algerian Cup
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Bendel Insurance

Goalkeeper: Amas Obasogie
Defenders: Benjamin Tanumu, Sunday Anyanwu, Efe Enabulele, Julius Emiloju
Midfielders: Sodje Stephens, Divine Nwachukwu, Zaidu Ayuba, Vincent Augustus,
Forwards: Imade Osarenkhoe, Ismael Sarki

Monday Adigie and his side have a daunting task to prosecute away from home. He will go with his favourite 4-4-2 formation with Imade Osarenkhoe and Ismail Sarki spearheading the attack that worked so well for the team last campaign.

ASO Chlef vs Bendel Insurance confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

ASO Chlef vs Bendel Insurance predictions

Playing at home, Chalfawa can look to book their ticket to the next stage if they win convincingly, as they aim to get past their best round so far in this competition. Meanwhile, Bendel Insurance will progress to the next stage of the competition if they can avoid defeat in the encounter. The Benin Arsenal are participating in the competition for the first time.

Prediction 1: ASO Chlef to win

It is important to point out that NPFL teams have always struggled in their visits to north African sides. ASO Chlef have thrown the match venue open for their fans in a bid to have more spectators to overwhelm Bendel Insurance. It is also worth knowing that ASO have won their last two games at home, and with the full support of their fans, it will be a surprise for the match to not end in a win for the home side.

Prediction 2: First-half Goal

ASO Chlef are well aware they need to score two unreplied goals to advance to the next stage; on the other hand, Bendel Insurance will fancy their chances of scoring an away goal to cushion a better chance at qualification. These scenarios increase the likelihood of a first-half goal, and we're backing either team to score before the end of the first period.

Bendel Insurance ahead of ASO Chlef clash
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Prediction 3: Both Teams to Score

ASO Chlef needs goals to qualify, Bendel Insurance needs at least a goal too in order to stand a better chance at progressing. For what it's worth, the home side have scored at least twice in their last two games at home, while Insurance have scored in four of their last five games, making this return leg a likely both teams scoring affair.

ASO Chlef vs Bendel Insurance Head to Head

This clash will be just the second time these teams meet. Bendel Insurance won the first clash between them, the match ended in a 1-0 scoreline.

CAF Confederations Cup 19/08/23

Bendel Insurance

Bendel Insurance

1
ASO Chlef

ASO Chlef

0

ASO Chlef recent form

Chalfawa have been in good form before their recent loss to Bendel Insurance last week. Abdelkader Yaiche's side were on a three-game winning streak in the league until an Imade Osarenkhoe goal halted that run. They will now look to bounce back from the defeat as Bendel Insurance comes visiting.

Bendel Insurance recent form

The Nigerian FA Cup Champions have two wins in their last two games; a 1-0 win against Enugu Rangers in June, and the recent 1-0 home victory over ASO Chlef last week.

Where to watch ASO Chlef vs Bendel Insurance live in Nigeria

Unfortunately, Nigerian fans cannot watch the ASO Chlef vs Bendel Insurance CAF Confederation Cup game live on TV, but can follow up with the actions through Bendel Insurance's YouTube channel.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 months ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.