Al Ahly vs Real Madrid: Club World Cup preview
The Egyptian side, nominated as the African confederation’s host club in Morocco having finished as runners-up in the CAF Champions League, are out to cause a major upset against the European giants.
It has been a fine season for Arabic and African football, given Morocco’s performance at the World Cup, and the locals will be urging Al Ahly on after victories over Auckland City and Seattle Sounders in the early stages.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Al Ahly vs Real Madrid is scheduled for a 7pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday February 8, 2023.
The match will take place at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco.
Where to watch Al Ahly vs Real Madrid
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on the FIFA+ platform.
Live stream: FIFA+ will show the game via its website, free with a subscription.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog!
Al Ahly vs Real Madrid team news
Al Ahly have a fully-fit squad to pick from after the last-gasp winner against Seattle on the weekend.
Thibaut Courtois and Karim Benzema miss out for Real.
They join Eden Hazard, Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao and Ferland Mendy on the injury list with David Alaba pushing to start on his comeback trail and Rodrygo set to line-up up front.
Al Ahly vs Real Madrid prediction
Los Blancos should continue the European tradition of overcoming these banana skin Club World Cup semi-finals even if Al Ahly can give them a game.
Real Madrid to win 3-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
This is their first competitive meeting.
Al Ahly vs Real Madrid match odds
Al Ahly to progress: 11/2
Draw (90 mins): 4/1
Real Madrid to progress: 1/12
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).