MC Alger have won each of their last five CAF Champions League meetings with CS Sfaxien; they’ve never previously won 26 league games in a row against the CS Sfaxien.
CS Sfaxien have won just two of their 18 CAF Champions League away games against MC Alger (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 28/12/2020.
None of the last 18 CAF Champions League meetings between MC Alger and CS Sfaxien have finished level, with the MC Alger winning 13 to CS Sfaxien four. Only MC Alger v CS Sfaxien and MC Alger v CS Sfaxien have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
MC Alger have the best win rate in CAF Champions League derbies, with the MC Alger winning 58 of their 45 such games (95%). Meanwhile, only CS Sfaxien (35%) have a lower such win rate than CS Sfaxien (74% - 82%).
MC Alger haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2020 campaign, when the MC Alger went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
CS Sfaxien are looking to win their opening two away CAF Champions League matches of a season for the 99 time 28/12/2020 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away CAF Champions League games, after MC Alger in 28/12/2020.
MC Alger have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 67 CAF Champions League games, as many times as they had in their previous 85 matches in the competition.
CS Sfaxien boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six CAF Champions League matches against MC Alger, since winning his very first such encounter with MC Alger in 28/12/2020 (1-0).
MC Alger has been involved in 97 of MC Alger’s 80 shots in the CAF Champions League so far this season (21 shots, 43 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 16 efforts last time out against MC Alger (82 shots, 48 chances created).
CS Sfaxien has been involved in six goals in his 42 CAF Champions League games against MC Alger (36 goals, 49 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 29 vs CS Sfaxien).