Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Egypt will be aiming to build on a 2-0 win over Liberia when they take on Libya in Group F on Friday evening. The Pharaohs aim to overtake Libya in top position, and the good news for the hosts is that Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah returns to the starting XI after missing the September qualifying games due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny made the cut as well, while the likes of Mohamed Sherif and Mohamed Magdy Afsha have been left out of the squad.
Defender Omar Gaber serves a one-match ban. The Libyans, on the other hand, aim to keep their 100% record in Group F intact, but seeing that Mo Salah is back for the hosts, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed. You should bear in mind that Egypt emerged triumphant in each of the previous four meetings with Libya.
Highlighted Player (Mahmoud Hassan):
Mahmoud Hassan is a product of Al Ahly’s youth school. The midfielder, who was born in Kafr el-Sheikh on 1 October, 1994, scored seven goals in 58 league appearances for Al Ahly between 2012 and 2016 and he spent the 2015/2016 season on loan at Anderlecht.
The club chiefs decided to sign a permanent deal with the Egyptian footballer and it has to be noted that he made his official debut for the Belgian giants on 27 December against Westerlo.
The Anderlecht midfielder, who is commonly known as “Trezeguet”, won the CAF Champions League trophy with Al Ahly on two occasions (2012, 2013) and he clinched the Afirca U20 Cup of Nations in 2013 with Egypt. “Trezeguet” has 19 caps for Egypt U20 team and he made his debut for the first team on 30 August, 2014 in a 1-0 win over Kenya. He started the game, but he was substituted by Ahmed Fathy 20 minutes before the end. Mahmoud Hassan has a contract with Anderlecht which expires on 30 June, 2019.