Our prediction for this FIFA Club World Cup match:
A place in the FIFA Club World Cup semis will be at stake when Esperance de Tunis and Al Ain face each other at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Al Ain came from two goals behind to beat Team Wellington on penalties in the play-offs, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the football match against Esperance de Tunis. A man to watch in Zoran Mamic’s team will be Swedish attacker Marcus Berg, who is likely to return to the starting line-up after he found the net in the victory over Team Wellington. Esperance de Tunis are after their first ever victory at the FIFA Club World Cup as they were beaten by Monterrey and Al Sadd in previous two games at the prestigious competition. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards and we predict that the winner will be decided in the extra-time.
Highlighted Player (Taha Yassine Khenissi):
Taha Yassine Khenissi is a Tunisian footballer who plays for Esperance de Tunis as a forward. Khenissi was born in Zarzis, Tunisia on January 6, 1992 and he began his senior career at Esperance de Tunis at the age of 17. The Tunisian player wears No. 29 jersey and his main position is centre-forward. His secondary position is second striker. Taha Yassine Khenissi won the CAF Champions League title with Esperance de Tunis, with the team beating Al-Ahly in the final of the competition. The 180-cm tall striker scored 6 goals in 29 appearances for the Tunisia national team. It has to be noted that he scored for Tunisia in a 4-2 win over Zimbabwe at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. He played for the national team in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers as well, but he failed to find the net. His contract with Esperance de Tunis should expire on June 30, 2021. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Esperance de Tunis):
Esperance de Tunis are a Tunisia side founded on January 15, 1919. Stade Olympique de Rades Tunis is the home of the African side and the capacity of the venue is 60,000. When playing at home Esperance de Tunis footballers wear yellow shirts with red stripes and black shorts, whereas their away colours are gray and black. Over the years the Bab Souika Team have established themselves as one of the best sides in Africa. Esperance de Tunis have 28 Tunisian league titles, with the team winning three CAF Champions League trophies. In the 2018 season The Tunisian side defeated Al-Ahly in the final. Al-Ahly outplayed Esperance de Tunis 3-1 in the first leg in Egypt, but the Tunisians managed to overcome the deficit in the return leg (3:0) at Stade Olympique de Rades. Nigerian international Garba Lawal is one of the most famous footballers who played for the Tunisian outfit in the past.