Over the past few years, there have always been surprises in the preliminary round at the Africa Cup of Nations, which is why numerous underdogs in the various groups are still expecting opportunities for the finals this year. In Group C, however, the favorites Senegal and Algeria started as expected with sovereign victories in the 32nd Africa Cup. Despite a poor start Kenya and Tanzania can continue to solve the ticket for the final round, because the best four third place finishers from groups A to F also qualify for the knockout stages. Thus, the direct duel of the two underdogs in the second group game is groundbreaking. Kenya is in favorite role against Tanzania according to odds – pays a tip on the Kenyans too?
Today’s Betting Prediction Kenya vs Tanzania
The offensive performance of Tanzania was disastrous for the group opener against the African Cup co-favorites Senegal. Nevertheless, the “Taifa Stars” should not be underestimated, especially since the strong offensive of the Senegalese over long distances could be kept up well. Should the Tanzanian side make an offensive strike against Kenya, then Kenya’s bid against Tanzania’s prediction of the “Taifa Stars” is quite obvious. The Kenyans also did not appear in the first group match from the best side and brought in the entire game against Algeria not a single shot on the opposing goal.
Kenya – Statistics & Current Form
Wipe your mouth, carry on! Despite the defeat of the Africa Cup prelude, the “Harambee Stars” from Kenya continue to have the chance to reach the last sixteen. The Kenyans are expected to qualify as one of the top four runners-up, which is why the match against Tanzania is of great importance. In the last group game, the chances of Kenyans against the Senegalese selection are rather low, which is why coach Sebastien Migne is also trying everything to take three points against Tanzania.
Only for the sixth time does the Kenyan selection take part in the Africa Cup. So far, the Kenyans were always ahead of schedule on the track, the best result was at the last participation in the 2004 Africa Cup in Tunisia. The qualification was certainly optimal from the point of view of the “Harambee Stars”, especially since in only four group matches only one goal was conceded. With the home victory over Ghana Kenya had already caused a stir at the start of the African Cup qualification.
Only two of their last eight international matches have lost the “Harambee Stars”. In five of the last eight games, the zero could be kept. Most valuable player in the squad of Kenyans is Victor Wanyama of Tottenham. The 28-year-old is a deciding factor in the midfield of the Kenyan selection. In addition to his abilities as a clear winner, Wanyama also sets new standards in offense with his individual class. Wanyama celebrated seven goals in his 55 international appearances. Big changes are unlikely despite Kenya’s weak offensive image.
Expected formation of Kenya:
➤ Matasi – Omar, Mohammed, Okumu, Otleno – Wanyama, Othiambo – Masika, Kahata, Johana – Olunga
Last matches of Kenya:
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Algeria Vs. Kenya 2: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 15.06.2019 – Kenya Vs. DR Congo 1: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Kenya Vs. Madagascar 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Ghana Vs. Kenya 1: 0 (Africa Qualifiers)
⚽️ 14.10.2018 – Kenya Vs. Ethiopia 3: 0 (Africa Qualification)
Tanzania qualified for the second time in the history of the African Cup. The first time at the Africa Cup in 1980 was already over in the group stage. Even in this case, premature Tanzanian groups seems quite likely. The lack of quality in the offensive made itself felt in the group opener against Senegal, as the Tanzanians did not bring a single shot at the opponent’s goal. The performance of the “Taifa Stars” should not be diminished, however, especially since Senegal did despite the clear superiority against the Tanzanian defensive difficult.
The qualification for the Africa Cup was from the point of view of the Tanzanians nevertheless pleasing. With the last game against Uganda, the Tanzanians made the jump to the second group place and qualified thus before Lesotho. In the last five internationals, there was just one victory for the Tanzanian selection.
The only bright spot in the Tanzanian squad is Mbwana Samatta of the KRC Genk. The 26-year-old center forward leads his team as captain in the Africa Cup. Due to the lack of quality in midfield Samatta did not really come to the train. The Genk striker put in a sizeable season at club level, scoring 20 goals in his 28 appearances, and was a key factor in KRC Genk’s championship win. The Tanzanians, despite the miserable offensive against Senegal but defensively well defended. In the game against Kenya it is important to build on the defensive performance and to surprise Kenya. Will Kenya beat Tanzania against a tip against Tanzania?
Expected lineup of Tanzania:
➤ Manula – Kamagi, Yondani, Mwantika, Kessy – Yahya, Salum – Bocco, Msuva, Mkami – Samatta
Last matches of Tanzania:
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Senegal Vs. Tanzania 2: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 16.06.2019 – Tanzania Vs. Zimbabwe 1: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 13.06.2019 – Egypt vs. Tanzania 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Tanzania Vs. Uganda 3: 0 (Africa Qualification)
⚽️ 18.11.2018 – Lesotho Vs. Tanzania 1: 0 (Africa Qualification)
Kenya vs Tanzania Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
For the 39th time Kenya and Tanzania will meet in an international match. Kenya leads the direct comparison with a score of 17-10-11 and a goal difference of 51:36. In the last five duels, Kenya have paid a tip against Tanzania to under 2.5 goals. Also in this game, this prediction seems quite likely, if the defensive performance of both teams in the group start are considered. Kenia scored at least one goal in each of the last three duels and was able to prevail twice. A goalless draw between the two teams was last in October 2003.
Kenya vs Tanzania Football Betting Prediction Explained
Both teams are aware of how important the game is. As expected, it will therefore be a rather defensive game in which possibly an offensive strike of a team decides the game. Due to the poor performances of both offensives, a goalless draw in Kenya against Tanzania is certainly worth considering. A surprising underdog success of Tanzania, we almost exclude.
Key Facts – Kenya vs Tanzania tips
🔻 The duel between Kenya and Tanzania will be groundbreaking in the race for a possible placement among the best third-placed.
🔻 Kenya have been eliminated in five of their last eight international matches.
🔻 Tanzania has won only one of the last five internationals.
Under 2.5 goals at the Africa Cup as a tip anyway, often a good choice. Kenya is easily against Tanzania favored duel. Whether the Kenyans crack the strong defense of the Tanzanian selection remains to be seen. However, we would go for a goalless draw in the duels of the two teams and recommend a corresponding tip for betting odds of 8.00 in Kenya against Tanzania. We choose a moderate bet of three units.
Betting Prediction: Draw