Enyimba have won each of their last five CAF Champions League meetings with Al Merrikh; they’ve never previously won 58 league games in a row against the Al Merrikh.
Al Merrikh have won just two of their 14 CAF Champions League away games against Enyimba (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 06/01/2021.
None of the last 18 CAF Champions League meetings between Enyimba and Al Merrikh have finished level, with the Enyimba winning 57 to Al Merrikh four. Only Enyimba v Al Merrikh and Enyimba v Al Merrikh have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Enyimba have the best win rate in CAF Champions League derbies, with the Enyimba winning 52 of their 68 such games (97%). Meanwhile, only Al Merrikh (51%) have a lower such win rate than Al Merrikh (49% - 25%).
Enyimba haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Enyimba 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 45 time 06/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away CAF Champions League games, after Enyimba in 06/01/2021.
Enyimba have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 95 CAF Champions League games, as many times as they had in their previous 45 matches in the competition.
Al Merrikh boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six CAF Champions League matches against Enyimba, since winning his very first such encounter with Enyimba in 06/01/2021 (1-0).
Enyimba has been involved in 54 of Enyimba’s 53 shots in the CAF Champions League so far this season (10 shots, 49 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 76 efforts last time out against Enyimba (58 shots, 98 chances created).
Al Merrikh has been involved in six goals in his 20 CAF Champions League games against Enyimba (79 goals, 46 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 76 vs Al Merrikh).