The match will kick off at 16:00 GMT on Sunday, 3 December 2023 in Kumasi, Ghana.
Dreams FC vs Rivers United match preview
Dreams FC will seek to get back to winning ways as they host Rivers United on Sunday.
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Still Believe suffered a 2-0 defeat to Club Africain in their first outing in the group stage as two first-half goals from Tayeb Meziani and Bassem Serarfi ensured the Tunisians ended in the winning side.
Abdul Karim Zito's side are currently on a two-game losing run with just two wins and four losses in their last six fixtures.
Particular concern is on the coach to try and get his men back to scoring goals as Dreams have netted just four times in their last six matches, a run that could deny them victory at home on Sunday evening.
Rivers United, meanwhile, sit top of the group after a dominant display against Academica Lobito in Uyo last week. Goals from Samuel Antwi, Paul Odeh and Alex Oyowah condemned the Angolans to bottom of the group.
With Dreams FC going through a rough patch in recent weeks, Stanley Eguma's side will fancy their chances at picking all three points in Kumasi to consolidate their place on the table.
Dreams FC vs Rivers United probable lineups
Coach Zito will be without his captain Abdul Jalilu who picked up a red card in their loss to Club Africain. Richard Mensah is expected to fill in at central defense with Seth Agyemang, while Aholou Gael Avocevou keeps his place in attack.
Probable lineups for Dreams FC: Agbesi (GK); Boateng, Agyemang, R. Mensah, Ofori; Antwi, Agyei, B. Mensah, Atuahene; Issah, Avocevou.
Following the brilliant home win over Academica Lobito, coach Eguma won't be thinking so much into making changes in that team. We're predicting the exact starting XI will face the Ghanaians in fluid 4-3-3 formation.
Probable lineups for Rivers United: Abiodun (GK); Godswill, Ohaegbu, Endurance, Odeh; Asiegbu, Mohammed, Antwi; Acquah, Nwagua, Oyowah.
Dreams FC vs Rivers United confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Dreams FC vs Rivers United stats
- Dreams FC and Rivers United will be meeting for the first time in history.
- Rivers United have appeared in the CAF Confederation Cup group stage on three occasions while Dreams FC have appeared at this stage for the first time in their history.
- Dreams have won eight of their last ten matches at home, drawn one, and lost one.
- Rivers United have won just one game in their last ten away fixtures, drawn six times, and lost on three occasions.
- Dreams have played two CAF Confederation Cup games at home this season and won both.
- Rivers United have won four of their last ten fixtures this campaign, drawn three, and lost three.
- Dreams have won three of their last ten matches this season, drawn two, and lost five.
Dreams FC vs Rivers United prediction
Dreams are currently on a run of two wins and four losses in their last six matches, they've lost both of their last two games ahead of the visit of Rivers United. However, the hosts have found the back of the net in two of their last three games in this competition.
On the other hand, Rivers United have lost just one of their last six games and have registered three wins and two draws in that stretch. Also, the visitors are unbeaten in their last three fixtures in this competition and have scored in two of the past three matches.
With a loss in their first game while Rivers United won theirs, Dreams will be eager to pick their first win and at the same time the visitors will be keen to avoid defeat, all of these makes up for a very tight game.
Prediction: Both teams to score
Where to watch Dreams FC vs Rivers United live
This match will be broadcast live on CAF TV YouTube channel. Fans can also stay in touch with the action by keeping an eye on live updates posted across both teams' handles on X.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 months ago