An interesting fixture is on the cards as Enyimba vs Al-Ahly Benghazi takes place on Sunday. Which of these teams will reign supreme at the end of this two-legged tie?
— Enyimba FC (@EnyimbaFC) August 22, 2023
Enyimba vs Al-Ahly Benghazi probable lineups
Here's how we think these teams will line up for this CAF Champions League qualifying game:
Goalkeeper: Olorunleke Ojo
Defenders: Pascal Eze, Chigozie Chilekwu, Somiari Alalibo, Uwana Asuquo
Midfielders: Eze Ekwutoziam, Ikenna Cooper, Chibuike Nwaiwu, Ekene Awazie
Forwards: Adiele Eriugo, Victor Mbaoma
It may interest you to know that Enyimba suffered a 4-3 loss in the reverse fixture of this tie; and with that in mind, they'll look to overturn a one-goal deficit today. Finidi George will likely adopt a 4-4-2 formation for this clash, with Victor Mbaoma and Adiele Eriugo leading the attack.
Goalkeeper: Mourad Al Wuhayshi
Defenders: Osama Al Sourait, Mohammed Al Tarhouni, Arago Jamal, Ali Yusuf
Midfielders: Zakarya Mansouri, Bader Hasan, Abdulrahman Al Amani, Abdullah Balaam
Forward: Moataz Al Mahdi, Ahmed Krawaa
On the other hand, Al-Ahly Benghazi will likely adopt a defense-minded approach to this game, as they look to maintain their one-goal advantage. Mohamed Ouda also fancies a 4-4-2 formation, and we should expect a similar lineup today.
Enyimba vs Al-Ahly Benghazi confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
𝑻𝑯𝑬 𝑳𝑰𝑵𝑬𝑼𝑷 📋
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Enyimba vs Al-Ahly Benghazi predictions
Prediction 1: Enyimba to win
Granted, Al-Ahly Benghazi came out on the reverse fixture last week. However, they'll have a tough task ahead of them, as they make the trip to Enyimba International Stadium. It's important to point out that prior to last week's loss, the People's Elephant were unbeaten in 11 matches across all competitions, with six wins and five draws. Bearing in mind that Enyimba haven't lost at home since July last year, we believe they'll emerge victorious at the end of this match.
Prediction 2: Both teams to score
It's worth mentioning that Enyimba and Al-Ahly Benghazi squared off against each other three times in the last three years, and both teams got on the scoresheet in two of those clashes. In the same vein, both teams tend to score when these teams play. While four of Enyimba's last six matches featured goals at both ends, both teams were amongst the goals in seven of Al-Ahly Benghazi's last nine games. All things considered, we should expect goals at both ends.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals
Our last Enyimba vs Al-Ahly Benghazi prediction is on the over/under goals market. We've already established that the reverse fixture of this tie was a seven-goal thriller. That said, it's no surprise that we expect this to be another high-scoring affair. While four of Al-Ahly Benghazi's last six matches went above the 2.5 goal mark, Enyimba's last six games have seen three goals scored on average. For this reason, we should expect the goals to flow in this clash.
— Kanu Nwankwo (@papilokanu) August 20, 2023
Enyimba vs Al-Ahly Benghazi head to head
It's fair to note that Enyimba and Al-Ahly Benghazi clashed at the CAF Champions League group stages just two years ago; and while Enyimba came out on top at home, they suffered a 1-0 loss in the reverse fixture. These teams have met three times in the last three years; and Al-Ahly Benghazi leads the head-to-head with two wins.
Where to watch Enyimba vs Al-Ahly Benghazi live
Unfortunately, there are no live streaming options for this match at the time of publishing. However, you can check back later for updates.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago