Our prediction for this FIFA Club World Cup match:
A place in the FIFA Club World Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when Al Ain and Team Wellington face each other at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Al Ain head into the match following a heavy 5-3 loss to Al Wals in the Presidents Cup, but they are seen as hot favourites to win the match against Team Wellington. The New Zealand side did well to beat Lautoka in the Oceania Champions League final, but Al Ain are likely to pose a much bigger threat for TeeDubs than their previous rivals. A man to watch in the home side will be Swedish attacker Marcus Berg, who has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions this season. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the United Arab Emirates side.
Highlighted Player (Marcus Berg):
Marcus Berg is a Swedish footballer who was born on 17 August, 1986. The 184-cm-tall attacker played for the likes of Torsby, Velen and Goteborg during his youth career and he continued playing for the Anglarna at senior level.
Marcus Berg joined Groningen in 2007 and two years later he moved to Bundesliga, signing a deal with Hamburger SV. After spending the 2010/2011 season on loan at PSV, the Swedish striker made 13 appearances more for Hamburg and on 8 July, 2013 he joined Panathinaikos. Berg signed a four-year deal with the Greek outfit and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for the team on his debut against Panetolikos.
The Swedish striker scored 15 goals in the 2013/2014 Greek Superleague campaign with Panathinaikos. Berg has 19 appearances for Sweden U21 team and he made his 42nd for the first team at the 2016 European Championship finals in France. The Swedish forward is well known for his heading ability.
Highlighted Team (Team Wellington):
Founded in 2004, Team Wellington are a team from New Zealand that compete in the ISPS Handa Premiership. Team Wellington play home games at David Farrington Park, the stadium which can hold up to 2,250 fans.
The Team Welly won their first domestic trophy in 2016, with the team repeating the success in 2017. On both occasions they defeated Auckland City in the Grand final. Team Wellington’s biggest success, though, came in 2018, when they won the OFC Champions League. The New Zealand side defeated Lautoka 10-3 on aggregate in the two-legged tie and, as a result, they booked their place at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup.
Team Wellington will face Al Ain in the play-offs of the prestigious competition. The club’s home colours are black and gray, whereas they wear yellow and black when playing on the travels. The TeeDubs is their yet another nickname. Jeremy Brockie is considered one of the most famous players who played for Team Wellington.