Raja Casablanca and JS Kabylie will be tussling to pull clear in what is turning out to be a battle for second. The match will be played in Casablanca on 27th December, 2019 from 9pm CAT.
Raja Casablanca Probable XI: Zniti – Boutayeb, Warfali, Achchakir, Ngah – Arjoune, Ngoma – Benhalib, Moutouali, Rahimi – Malango (4-2-3-1)
JS Kabylie Probable XI: Benbot – Belaili, Saadou, Souyad, Bencherifa – Benchaira, Bounoua, Addadi – Hamroune, Bensayah, Banouh (4-3-3)
What is at stake?
Both teams have suffered defeat to Esperance Tunis. It is emergent that they will be contesting for second place. Any point advantage in their double-header meeting could be decisive. Otherwise, ideally, each team should be looking forward to a home win.
What will the match be like?
Visitors, JS Kabylie have settled into a first eleven and will adopt an approach similar to what we saw at Rades. The Algerians will soak pressure and look to steal a result. Caution for them, Raja Casablanca are far more adventurous than Esperance. Combine this with the great form Raja are in and it could be horrid night for JSK.
The Moroccan team has won 3 of the 4 matches it has played since its last CAFCL outing. The last of these victories was derby success over Wydad. The club is also welcoming 3 players returning from injury. One of these players is being eased in, his name is Abdelilah Hafidi.
Raja Casablanca 3-1 JS Kabylie
Raja are enjoying great momentum since the Esperance setback on matchday 1. With players returning from injury, this looks like the moment for them to get into full gear.