Libya v Egypt Match Preview | 2022 WCQ
Libya and Egypt will battle for three points on matchday four of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the 28 March Stadium in Benghazi on Monday.
Both sides clashed in the first leg on Friday, with VfB Stuttgart forward Omar Marmoush scoring the match-winner for Egypt four minutes into the second half.
That win on home soil helped the Pharaohs reclaim the top spot in Group F from their north African rivals. Egypt have garnered seven points from three matches while Libya are one point below them.
Egyptian National Team news from Libya
The result of the return leg could go a long way in determining who qualifies for the next round and the two sides will give their all for victory.
The two sides have clashed on 19 occasions in the past and Egypt have an overwhelmingly better record with 13 wins to their name.
Libya were victorious in three matches while three previous games ended in a share of the spoils.
Their most recent meeting came on Friday when Egypt’s victory on home turf propelled them ahead of the Mediterranean Knights to the summit of the group.
The hosts are currently on a 12-game unbeaten run since being eliminated by South Africa on home turf in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Libya’s loss in Cairo halted a two-game winning run.
Libya form guide: L-W-W-L-L
Egypt form guide: W-W-D-W-W
Libya coach Javier Clemente has named a 27-man squad to dispute the qualifiers against North African rivals Egypt. The squad is primarily composed of home-based players, with only four players plying their trade outside the Libyan Premier League.
Carlos Queiroz named a strong 24-man squad for the double-header against Libya. The squad is headlined by red-hot Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah. VfB Stuttgart forward Omar Marmoush marked his international debut with a goal and could keep his spot in attack.
Omar Marmoush stunning goal against Libya
Libya vs Egypt Predicted XI
Libya Predicted XI (4-3-3): Mohamed Nashnoush (GK); Mohamed El-Mounir, Moatasem Sabbou, Sanad Al-Warfali, Abdallah El-Sherif; Faisal Albadri, Al Musrati, Hamdo ElHouni; Muaid Ellafi, Mohamed Soula, Mohamed Zubya
Egypt Predicted XI (4-3-3): Mohamed El Shenawy (GK); Ahmed El Fatouh, Ahmed Hegazi, Ayman Ashraf, Akram Tawfik; Abdallah Bekhit, Ahmed Sayed, Mohamed Elneny; Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Mohamed, Omar Marmoush
Prediction: Libya 1-2 Egypt