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Preview: Zamalek look to bounce back against bottom side Ragaa

Omar Zaazou , Friday 1 Dec 2017
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Zamalek lost 3-1 to Maqassa in their previous Egyptian Premier League game (Photo: AhramSport)
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Zamalek will be looking to get back to winning ways following their disappointing defeat by Maqassa last week when they visit bottom side Ragaa in the Egyptian league at Alexandria Stadium on Saturday.

Following three consecutive wins over Wadi Degla, Petrojet and Nasr, the Whites disappointingly fell to a 3-1 loss to 10-man Maqassa to cast doubts over their ability to vie for the league title this season.   

The Cairo giants are now fifth of the league with 18 points, eight adrift of leaders Ismaily who played a game more.

Zamalek, however, should find no problems bouncing back against lowly Ragaa – whose sole league victory this season came against Petrojet last week.

Playmaker Mohamed Ibrahim is set to play for the first time for Zamalek this season after being sidelined through injury since the start of the campaign.

Ahmed Madbouli, meanwhile, is suffering a pelvic problem that ruled him out of the league fixture against Ragaa, with midfielder Ahmed Daouda and injured right-back Hazem Emam also omitted.   

Zamalek have last won the league title in 2015. 

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