Our prediction for this FIFA Club World Cup match:
A spot in the FIFA Club World Cup finals will be at stake when Palmeiras and Al Ahly face each other in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday afternoon. Palmeiras made a promising start to the new Campeonato Paulista campaign, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win the FIFA Club World Cup semis. Teenage centre-back Henri is sidelined with injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
Al Ahly, on the other hand, booked their place in the quarter-finals by shocking Monterrey at Al Nahyan Stadium. The Egyptian outfit are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in Thursday’s clash, and seeing that Palmeiras look solid at the back, under 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. Anyhow, Palmeiras are closer to booking their place in the final than Al Ahly. Keep in mind that several Al Ahly first-team regulars were on international duty with Egypt.