In the match of the 1/4 finals of the Club World Cup, the American Seattle Sanders and the Egyptian Al-Ahly will meet. How will the duel be resolved? We'll figure it out.
"Seattle Sanders" (USA)
The Seattle Sanders didn't even make the MLS playoffs last season. The team is located on the 11th line in the Western Conference standings. In 34 games she has won 12 victories, drawn five times and suffered 17 defeats. She had a pretty decent performance (41 goals). Seattle Sanders was preparing for the tournament. On January 28, the club played two friendly games in one day, where it drew with Wolfsberger (0:0) and lost to Hammarby (2:3).
Al-Ahly has already played the first match at the tournament, in which they beat the Australian Auckland City with a score of 3:0. The Egyptian championship is now somewhere in the middle of the road. The team is on the first line in the standings, having 37 points scored, having scored them in 15 games. She has not suffered a single defeat and conceded only five goals, which is the best indicator among all clubs. Before the start of the tournament, Al-Ahli won three victories
Statistics and figures
- Al-Ahli is the favorite of the match according to bookmakers;
- Seattle Sanders didn't even make the MLS playoffs last season;
- Al-Ahly conceded five goals in five league games;
- The teams have not met each other before
I think that nominal guests have more chances of success, because they now have more game practice, and playing defense leaves only pleasure. I propose to bet on the victory of Al-Ahli with a handicap of goals (0).