RSB Berkane vs Bendel Insurance lineups, 3 predictions – CAF Confederation Cup

RSB Berkane vs Bendel Insurance lineups, 3 predictions – CAF Confederation Cup
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Municipal Stadium will host RSB Berkane vs Bendel Insurance in leg two of the CAF Confederation Cup second round. The match kicks off at 21:00 local time on Friday, 29 September 2023.

Both teams played out a 2-2 draw at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin two weeks ago. Imade Osarenkhoe and Paul Obata scored for Bendel Insurance, while Oussama Lamlioui and Mohamed El Morabit were the scorers for Berkane on the day.

Having failed to win at home, Insurance put themselves in a difficult position ahead of the second leg. Can they pull off a miracle in Morocco?

Bendel Insurance player training ahead of RSB Berkane vs Bendel Insurance clash
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RSB Berkane vs Bendel Insurance probable lineups

Here are our probable lineups for this CAF Confederation Cup match:

RSB Berkane

Goalkeeper: Amine El Ouaad
Defenders: Hamza El Moussaoui, Adil Tahif, Abdelhak Assal, Abdelkarim Baadi.
Midfielders: Omar Arjoune, Youssef Mehri, Yassine Yabhiri, Ayoub Khairi, Tuisila Kisinda
Forwards: Oussama Lamlioui

Bendel Insurance

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

RSB Berkane vs Bendel Insurance confirmed lineups

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

RSB Berkane vs Bendel Insurance predictions

The aggregate winner will have a place in the lucrative CAF Confederation Cup group stage. As such, this tie is far from over, although RSB Berkane are the clear favourites.

Prediction 1: RSB Berkane to win

Apart from the recent goalless draw with Wydad, Berkane have won all their home games in recent times. They look set to emerge victories knowing how NPFL teams have struggled away in North Africa in the past couple of years. We're backing them to win and advance into the group stage.

Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score

While we predict an outright win for Berkane, it's important to not completely rule out the possibility of Bendel Insurance finding the back of the net. They have shown to be a scoring side, although the loss of hot striker Imade Osarenkhoe to UAE might hamper their chances upfront, still we fancy Adigie's men to score especially as the home team have been breached in three of their last games.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 Total Goals

We expect another high-scoring affair just like it happened in the first leg. Berkane have been involved with at least three goals in three of their last four games. They will play with confidence and the backing of their fans who're expecting the team to win convincingly. Let's not forget, Insurance can actually beat them, and they need goals to be able to defeat the North Africans.

RSB Berkane vs Bendel Insurance Head-to-Head

Both teams have only met once, the 2-2 draw that took place on 16 September. One of these teams will have a better H2H after this return leg.

RSB Berkane recent form

Berkane come into this clash the better side; they're unbeaten in their last five games with three wins and two draws recorded in that stretch.

Bendel Insurance recent form

The Nigerian FA Cup Champions have two wins, a draw and a loss in their last four games. It will be fascinating to see how they fare away in North Africa.

Where to watch RSB Berkane vs Bendel Insurance live in Nigeria

Unfortunately, the RSB Berkane vs Bendel Insurance CAF Confederation Cup game won't be live on TV for Nigerian fans, but they can follow up with the actions through Bendel Insurance's YouTube channel and a Facebook Livestream by searching the game after kick-off.

This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago

Joseph is a freelance writer who spends most of his time writing engaging football contents. Based in Nigeria, Joseph is a die-hard Real Madrid fan with over 8 years experience in the sports betting space. He has covered football match previews, predictions, and news across leagues in Africa and Europe.