Palmeiras vs. Al Ahly

Palmeiras vs. Al Ahly - preview and prediction - team news, and lineups

Team News

Henri, a 19-year-old centre-back, is Palmeiras‘ only injury concern at the moment, since the Brazilian is still recovering from a catastrophic tibia and fibula fracture.

Ferreira, on the other hand, has a full squad for this match, with several players vying for attention from clubs all over Europe ahead of a possible clash with Chelsea.

Danilo and Patrick de Paula, both midfielders, will be closely scrutinized throughout the competition, despite the fact that the latter was an unused replacement in the win over Agua Santa.

In the win over Monterrey, Al Ahly‘s Ali Lotfi continues to play as the last line of defense alongside Mohamed El Shenawy, while Mosimane’s emergency defender Mohamed El Maghraby was also injured.

Due to the Africa Cup of Nations final, which has yet to take place at the time of writing, Karim Fouad may be drafted into the back three this week, and Al Ahly will be missing a slew of Egypt internationals.

None of the internationals are expected to be fit in time for Tuesday’s match, while Percy Tau, an ex-Brighton & Hove Albion player, will miss out due to injury.

Palmeiras possible starting lineup:
Lomba; Rocha, Luan, Gomez, Jorge; Danilo, Ze Rafael; Dudu, Veiga, Scarpa; Rony

Al Ahly possible starting lineup:
Lotfi; Fouad, Ibrahim, Rabia; Heny, Dieng, Afsha, Maaloul; Abdelkader, Shahat; Mohamed

Palmeiras vs. Al Ahly

Our Predictions: Under 2.5 Goals

Palmeiras kick off their quest for Club World Cup title tonight at the Al Nahyan Stadium against Egyptian giants Al Ahly. Meanwhile, Pitso Mosimane’s side advanced after defeating Monterrey of Mexico in the first round, earning a tie against the Copa Libertadores champions as a result.

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