Preview: Zamalek face Dakhleya with a league top-four finish in sight

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 21 May 2023

Zamalek are scheduled to play against struggling Dakhleya in the 29th matchday of the Egyptian Premier League, where they to secure their place in the top four.

File photo: Zamalek v Dakhleya. (Photo: Al-Ahram)


The Whites are expected to build on last week's 1-0 victory over Aswan to avoid missing out on a continental berth.

Despite claiming the Egyptian League title in the past two seasons, Zamalek have struggled this year, losing seven games and drawing seven.

Currently, the Cairo giants are fourth in the Egyptian League table with 46 points after playing 27 games, trailing 13 points behind leaders and title contenders Ahly.

Since the arrival of new coach Juan Carlos Osorio in April, Zamalek has won three out of their four games in a return to their winning ways.

However, the team will continue to miss a host of players including striker Nasser Mansi, international full back Ahmed Fatouh and versatile defender Mahmoud 'El-Wensh' Hamdi, who sustained a serious knee injury and will be sidelined for months.

Meanwhile, Dakhleya is struggling in the relegation zone with only five victories after playing 28 games this season.

They drew in 12 games and lost 11, putting them in 16th place with 27 points.

Dakhleya hope to achieve a positive result to improve their position and leave the relegation zone.

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