Our prediction for this FIFA Club World Cup match:
Al Ahly and Palmeiras face each other at Education City Stadium in the FIFA Club World Cup third place playoff. Al Ahly failed to claim a major scalp in the semis, with the team losing (0-2) to Bayern Munchen, and bookies see them as underdogs in Thursday’s clash as well. Since defender Ali Maaloul suffered an injury in the defeat to FCB, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the nominal hosts.
Palmeiras, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Tigres. The Copa Libertadores winners are eager to give fans some cheer, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Al Ahly. Considering that the Egyptians will be without Ali Maaloul in the third place playoff, we are tempted to put our money on Abel Ferreira’s charges.