Togo vs Zambia: International friendly
Date: Friday 27th May 2106
Kick-off: 17:00 GMT
Venue: Stade de Kegue (Lome)
The Togolese football national team will host the Chipolopolo boys of Zambia at Stade de Kegue Lome on Friday 27th May 2016 in an international friendly as both team prepare themselves for the qualifiers of the 2017 AFCON competition.
The Togolese team haven’t been on a good performance recently, they have failed to register a win in their last 5 games, having lost 3 games which includes home and away to Uganda in November 2015 and an away game to Tunisia in March. Togo has also failed to score a goal in their last 4 games showing their poor striking power.
Zambia on the other hand are better in shape compared to their opponents but their form is an average one. Though they have been unbeaten in their last 8 games, they have managed to win 3 and drawn 5 of the games. They are currently running a series of stalemate as they have drawn their last 4 games, also they are goal shy, except the game against Sudan, they have not scored more than a goal in other matches.
Togo: Team News
The team coach Claude Le Roy has called up Emmanuel Adebayor to lead the team against Zambia, the Squad is made of 5 African based players, 15 abroad based players and 1 unattached player.
Togo: Predicted Line Up (4-4-2)
Agassa – Akapo, Kakou, Mamah, Akonko – Romao, Dossevi, Ayite, Wome – Adebayor, Jonathan Ayite.
Zambia: Team News
The team coach George Lwandamina has included Chikandiwa in his 23-man squad, he has also recalled Chisamba Lungu and Paul Katema, he also called up goalkeepers Munyao and Kangawa.
Zambia: Predicted Line Up (4-4-2)
Mweene – Sunzu, Mfune, Nkausu, Kabaso – Chikandiwa, Lungu, Sinkala, Katongo – Mbesuwa, Luchanga.
Togo vs Zambia: Head to Head
Games between these two teams have not recorded a stalemate, it has gone to either of the sides. Togo have won a more games than Zambia in their meetings, Togo have won 4 games while Zambia have won 3.
Togo have won all their 4 games against Zambia at home soil, they have scored at least 3 goals in 3 of their 4 games at home against Zambia.
Togo vs Zambia: Prediction
Games between Togo and Zambia have never ended in draw but with the record at hand and Zambia’s recent draw streak coupled with the bad scoring form of the two teams involved, I think this game might be their first draw. I also expect a low turnout of goals as both teams have been goal shy recently.
I predict a draw for the game but it is a high risk prediction but also a big money bet.
Best bet: Double Chance – Togo win or draw
Recommended bet: Under 2.5 goals
Risky bet/Big Money Bet: Draw (FT).