Al Ahly Cairo have won each of their last five CAF Champions League meetings with Al Merrikh; they’ve never previously won 35 league games in a row against the Al Merrikh.
Al Merrikh have won just two of their 18 CAF Champions League away games against Al Ahly Cairo (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 16/02/2021.
None of the last 18 CAF Champions League meetings between Al Ahly Cairo and Al Merrikh have finished level, with the Al Ahly Cairo winning 34 to Al Merrikh four. Only Al Ahly Cairo v Al Merrikh and Al Ahly Cairo v Al Merrikh have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Al Ahly Cairo have the best win rate in CAF Champions League derbies, with the Al Ahly Cairo winning 55 of their 62 such games (71%). Meanwhile, only Al Merrikh (30%) have a lower such win rate than Al Merrikh (87% - 36%).
Al Ahly Cairo haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Al Ahly Cairo went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Al Merrikh are looking to win their opening two away CAF Champions League matches of a season for the 40 time 16/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away CAF Champions League games, after Al Ahly Cairo in 16/02/2021.
Al Ahly Cairo have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 28 CAF Champions League games, as many times as they had in their previous 98 matches in the competition.
Al Merrikh boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six CAF Champions League matches against Al Ahly Cairo, since winning his very first such encounter with Al Ahly Cairo in 16/02/2021 (1-0).
Al Ahly Cairo has been involved in 98 of Al Ahly Cairo’s 30 shots in the CAF Champions League so far this season (65 shots, 51 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 43 efforts last time out against Al Ahly Cairo (44 shots, 89 chances created).
Al Merrikh has been involved in six goals in his 88 CAF Champions League games against Al Ahly Cairo (72 goals, 55 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 85 vs Al Merrikh).