Kenya vs Tanzania
Africa Cup of Nations
Date: Thursday, 27 June 2019.
Kick off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: 30 June Stadium (Cairo).
Kenya got off to a very dismal start in their opening fixture against Algeria, with the match ending in a 2-0 scoreline, in favor of the latter.
The Algerians broke the deadlock with ten minutes left in the first half after Dennis Odhiambo’s careless tackle in his own penalty area left the referee no alternative but to point to the spot.
Baghdad Bounedjah was the man to take it and he made no mistaking in deceiving the keeper and slotting it down the middle. The squad rubbed further salt into Kenya’s wounds with a second courtesy of Riyadh Mahrez whose shot took a deflection before landing into the back of the net.
The Kenyans disappointingly managed just four attempts at goal and finished the game with zero shots on target.
Tanzania suffered an almost similar fate in their opening match against Senegal. Mart Nooij’s men failed to find the back of the net throughout the ninety minutes and managed just three attempts at goal, none of which even came close to working the keeper.
His side enjoyed less than 40% of possession with the ball and saw their opponents make twenty-four attempts at goal, out of which the latter successfully found the back of the net on two instances. The squad trailed in both halves and were careless in their challenges, with four players ultimately picking up yellow cards.
Nooij’s side will be taking on Algeria in the final group stage match, while their opponents on Thursday will be facing off against Senegal.
Kenya vs Tanzania Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have met each other on nine occasions.
- Tanzania have managed to come out on top just twice.
- Their last encounter finished 1-0 in favor of Kenya.
- The highest scoring match between the two teams was in 1980 when Tanzania managed to thump Kenya by a whopping 5-0 scoreline.
Kenya vs Tanzania Prediction
The fixture on Thursday is likely to see Kenya register their first three points of the campaign while Tanzania are likely to be handed back to back defeats.
Both the teams fared poorly in their respective opening clashes and will be looking to better their statistics when they clash against each other.
Sebastien Migne’s squad look slightly better poised to take the win, considering that they did manage to record better possession on the ball in their previous outing.
The match is unlikely to be a high scoring one as well since both teams failed to find the back of the net in their opening fixtures. Migne’s men are likely to settle the tie by securing the only goal of the match.
Kenya vs Tanzania Betting tips
Tanzania to lose @ 2.15 (8/7)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.58 (4/7).