Ahly crushed Gouna 4-0 in their previous Egyptian Premier League game (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Ahly are likely to maintain their winning start in the Egyptian Premier League when they meet lowly Wadi Degla, who will be eager to arrest a slump in form that saw them drop to the bottom of the table.
Defending champions Ahly, who are eyeing a fifth consecutive league crown, won their opening four matches of the new campaign with a swagger, producing vivid attacking displays in the process.
They netted a staggering 14 goals in those matches, conceding only once.
Their seemingly irresistible form has earned Ahly's new coach Rene Weiler wide acclaim, although the team suffered a minor setback when they tasted their defeat under the Swiss, losing 1-0 to Tunisia's Etoile Sahel in their opening game of the African Champions League group stage.
They recovered with a 2-1 home win over Sudanese giants Al-Hilal and will be looking to continue their perfect domestic run at the expense of a struggling Degla outfit.
Degla are known for their swift passing game under Greek coach Takis Gonias but their defensive frailties often hamper them.
They made a poor start to the season, collecting just three points from six matches and conceding eight goals.
In addition to long-term absentees Mohamed Mahmoud and Mahmoud Metwalli, Ahly will also miss Tunisian left-back Ali Maaloul as he still nurses an injury.
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