Wydad Athletic Club vs. Atlético Petroleos de Luanda Predictions, betting tips and odds │13 MAY 2022
With just three matches left to decide who will be crowned continental champions, Wydad Athletic are being given a golden opportunity to attend the final in Morocco later this month as they face off with the Angola-based Atlético Petróleos de Luanda: Morocco’s most successful club will host Atlético Petróleos de Luanda at Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca on Friday. Can visitors do the unthinkable here?
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Wydad Athletics Club
Last Nine Matches: DWWWDLWDW
Two-time CAF Champions League winners Wydad Athletic Club and Morocco’s top side head to the final after a tremendous away win over their opponents.
They are aiming to win both the Moroccan league and the CAF championship this season, they top the Botola league with only goals separating them from rivals Raja Casablanca.
They qualified for the semi-finals after beating CR Belouizdad away (0-1) and settled for a draw in the second leg.
In the first leg of the semi-finals, Wydad trained the local team by beating them (1-3) to snatch all the points.
They have only lost once in this tournament and that was against Atlético Petróleos de Luanda in the group stage.
Player to watch: Guy Mbenza
Atletico Petroleos de Luanda
Last eight games: DWWWDLWD
Atlético Petróleos de Luanda finished second to Wydad Athletic of Morocco in Group D. They outclassed Zamalek who won the trophy five times avoiding defeat in both legs.
Their only defeat came in the last game when they were heavily lashed by Wydad Athletic (5-1) away from home.
They won the first leg against Mamelodi Sundowns and battled for a point against Mamelodi Sundowns away as they qualified on aggregate (3-2). It will go down as one of the shocking results in the tournament’s history.
In the first leg of their second semi-final since 2001, they failed to repeat their strong showing against Wydad Athletic Club in the group stage as the visitors stunned them at home.
Miracles happen, but not against a team that has scored three away goals and is now playing in front of their crazed fans.
Player to watch: Tiago Azulao
Expert Betting Tips
The two teams know each other well, however, Wydad Athletic Club have won five times while the host have only won against them once with one game ending in a draw.
More recently, both teams claimed to have taken three points at home in group matches, Wydad winning (5-1) while Atlético Petróleos de Luanda beat Wydad (2-1) in their stadium, however, the first leg of the semi-finals shows us what to expect in the second leg, Wydad are ahead with a win (1-3) while the visitors need to score four unanswered goals if they want to qualify for the final.
Experience matters when it comes to African football, this is the third semi-final in a row for Wydad and a win here is sacrosanct, bet on a home win for 1.50.
Moroccan fans are known for their love of football and the capacity of 67,000 will be filled with their faces later tomorrow, we believe the home team will not waver and win at half time for 2.09.
It’s highly unlikely the visitors can get anything out of this game as they will miss the services of one of their prized midfielders who was shown a red card in the first leg of the semi-finals.
We are going with a total of over 2.5 goals in this game as none of the last three encounters have been below that. Total over 2.5 goals for 1.88.