Aron Wright - May 31, 2018
Niger vs Uganda
Date: Saturday, 2 June 2018
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Stade General Seyni Kountche, Niamey.
Niger and Uganda will take advantage of the international dates to test each other ahead of the kick off to the new African Cup of Nations Qualification campaign. The friendly is set to be played on Saturday evening and the venue is Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niger’s capital of Niamey.
Uganda have had a much more successful campaign in the World Cup Qualifications as they reached the final stage where they took the sky-high second place past the likes of Egypt, Ghana and Congo. Nevertheless, Uganda still parted ways with the French manager Sebastien Migne appointing his compatriot Sebastien Desabre as the new heads coach. The team failed to progress form the group stage at the African Nations Championship in January as the lone win in six matches under Desabre’s leadership came in March against Sao Tome e Principe (3-1).
Sides have two victories each ahead of their sixth head to head encounter.
Niger won the previous friendly clash 2-0 on their soil four years ago, making it back-to-back wins in last two affairs against the Cranes.
Niger won two and drew one of three hone clashes with Uganda conceding just a single goal along the way.
Uganda have been struggling to create up front under Desabre of late. The team failed to find the back of the net in each of last two friendlies (0-0 draw with Malawi and 1-0 loss to Central African Republic). Niger also played Central African Republic last weekend in a spectacular match which saw six goals in a 3-3 draw. Francois Zahoui’0s side has previously defeated Mauritania 2-0 in September last year.
The quality is on Uganda’s side following their impressive campaign in the WC Qualifications and we see the value in backing the visitors not to lose at the 1.66 odds here. You can alternatively go with the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at 1.60 knowing that the visitors have mainly played low-scoring contests under Desabre.