Celtic are undergoing a mini rebuilding process under new boss Tony Mowbray, who is keen to get the squad playing his way. They showed some nice touches in a friendly with Cardiff in midweek, but goals were again a problem and the match ended 0-0. They will have to be ultra cautious tonight, with a massive Champions League qualifier with Dinamo Moscow on Wednesday, that they dare not lose.
Al Ahly have no such worries, they are arguably Africa's biggest club side and will be treating this tournament with the upmost respect. It is sure to receive massive coverage in Egypt, they are a strong side and we have already seen many with the national team on a regular basis, some 13 members of the squad are full internationals and I think six have 60+ caps, a very experienced and close knit team. I think that they will really be up for this opportunity to impress on a big stage and take them getting a big start.
6 points Al Ahly +3/4 ball 1.86 asian line.