The eyes of Moroccan football fans will be trained, this Wednesday, on the Casablanca derby between Raja and Wydad, scheduled for the night (10:00 p.m.) on the lawn of the Mohammed V sports complex in Casablanca, on behalf of the 21st day of the Botola Pro D1 “Inwi” football.
Raja receives its eternal rival on the occasion of the 134th derby of the economic capital of the Kingdom, in a match that promises so much, especially since the two protagonists are determined to garner the three points at stake and deliver a performance that honors their rank.
This is a golden opportunity for the Rajaouis to keep their place in the front runners, while the Wydadis (2nd / 42 pts) will have the leader’s chair in their sights and put more pressure on the team. ‘AS FAR (1st/44 pts).
Coach Juan Carlos Garrido’s men will play this crucial meeting with high morale after ensuring their qualification for the quarter-finals of the African Champions League. Same observation on the side of Raja, who also dominated the debates in his African pool before quietly winning his ticket to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The proteges of Tunisian coach Mondher Lekbaier will try to get back into the title race thanks to this derby, while the Red and Whites, euphoric after their victory against Jeunesse Kabylie (3-0) in the Champions League, will try to sign a 13th success of the season.
In this sense, the captain of the WAC, Yahya Jabrane assured that the victory during this derby will allow the club to keep in touch with the chair of leader and watch for a misstep of the military formation which will receive Chabab Mohammedia, next Thursday.
For his part, Zouhair El Moutaraji indicated that “the derby has a particular taste. We will prepare for this match as it should in order to offer joy to our large audience”.
Same story with WAC defender Arsene Zola, who felt that “the derby is only a three-point match, but that does not prevent the players from having to show maximum concentration in order to defend their title. “, before launching” the derbies are won and not played.
In the first leg, WAC won 2-1 against their eternal rival Raja.
The first confrontation between the two teams was disputed in 1956 and ended in victory (1-0) in favor of Raja.