USA (@1.004) vs Kenya (@19.0)

Our Prediction:

USA will win

USA – Kenya Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 22:00

Burkina Faso, on the other hand, did not make it past the qualifiers of the African Cup of Nations. Therefore we see Morocco winning this game to humble their visitors who have not had outstanding international matches results. Although they have a rich history, Burkina Faso is a sleeping giant who has been struggling to keep opponent strikers at bay. They came in third behind Mauritania and Angola. The home team has a strong squad, and they will be making their case in this friendly.

It will be a challenging game, and we foresee both teams sharing the spoils. The script may appear to be in favour of the home team, but Mexico is no walk in the park. Their coach should mix his squad from his wide selection of players. The away team are brimming with confidence fresh from a triumph at the Gold Cup.

Even though they lost to hosts Brazil, they still have their heads high for the achievement. Peru was the busier team in the summer going all the way to the finals of the Copa America. Having cruised past the likes of Chile in the tournament they believe they have what it takes to beat Ecuador. Peru and Ecuador will be meeting at the Red Bull Arena in the USA.

The USA has improved in terms of football, and they have great players such as Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic who has been in spectacular form since leaving Borussia Dortmund. Another player to watch out in the home team is Columbus Crew attacker Gyasi Zardes who is hungry for goals. The Mexico defence will be put to task, and they will have to falter at some point.

Highlighted Player (Victor Wanyama):

Morocco has not forgotten that they were shown the exit door in the African Cup of Nations by Benin following a penalty shootout. At the end of regular time, both teams were still equal on goals and had to go all the way to penalties to determine the winner. Morocco was unbeaten before that and had impressed in the group stages only to be held by Benin when it mattered most. Both teams have left much to be desired in the last games.

Neymar has been away from the international scene due to injury but expected to feature in this friendly. The home team was a skeleton of their former selves at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, and the ghosts of that tournament have haunted them ever since. Their hopes were rekindled at the 2019 Copa America when they thrashed Peru 3-1 in the title game. All eyes will be on him as he seeks to show why he is still one of the hottest football talents on the planet.

However, the biggest mistake Tunisia can do is to underrate their opponents and field inexperienced players, and they will be stunned by hopeful Mauritania. Mauritania is a smaller fish when compared to those two teams, and therefore this ought to be an easy win for the home team. Tunisias losses are against Nigeria and Senegal. It is quite impressive and suggests that the home team will have the upper hand in this encounter.

Seeing that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their previous four meetings in all competitions, a low-scoring affair is on the horizon. The Harambee Stars, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat to Algeria, but seeing that they head into Thursdays football match with the lack of confidence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. The two teams meet for the first time ever at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Kenya quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Algeria, with the team coming from behind to beat Tanzania in their second group game. Kenya are determined to make it to the AFCON knockout stages for the first time ever, but given the number of high-profile players in the away team, we are not tempted to put our money on the Harambee Stars. The Harambee Stars managed to keep their hopes of booking their place in the last 16 alive, but they will have a big fish to fry in Mondays clash against Senegal.

Kenya vs DR Congo Head to head (h2h)

The betting predictions should, therefore, give Ivory Coast the upper hand in this clash. That said, the home team ought to capitalize on their advantage and take all the three points, albeit with a small margin. However, their woes stem from their lack of creativity in front of goal. The form is almost bittersweet knowing that the team can hang on a result or even grab a consolation when needed most.

The country does not have a shortage of top-class players and Brazil will be called to be very cautious. Although they played well against Chile, lady luck was not on their side as they lost in the quarter-finals of the tournament. The home team will, however, have a narrow lead at the end of the 90 minutes in what should be one of the easy betting tips of the weekend. Colombia, on the other hand, cannot be written off keeping in mind their exceptional performances at the 2019 Copa America.