Mohamed Salah is Egypt’s key player, scoring 39 goals in 62 appearances for his country, and providing the team’s main source of goals. Mbwana Samatta plays his club football in Belgium and with 17 goals in 48 caps the striker is Tanzania’s danger man. We’re confident that Egypt will win to nil on Thursday and have predicted a final scoreline of 2-0. Egypt have won all of their previous games against Tanzania, have the home advantage, and are the form favourites heading into Thursday’s match.
The head to head record between these two nations and their form and performances since the tail end of last year, all points towards a win and a clean sheet for Egypt on Thursday. Egypt have won all of their four previous matches against Tanzania, and the last two meetings between the pair have seen Egypt win to nil. Egypt have won four of their last six international matches, while Tanzania haven’t won any of their last ten away games. Tanzania have failed to score in three of their last five matches, which is why we’re backing a 2-0 win for Egypt on Thursday.
Egypt lost their first warm-up game and will be looking to return to winning ways to build up some momentum and confidence heading into the Africa Cup of Nations next week. Visitors Tanzania also qualified for Africa’s biggest tournament but have been drawn in a tough group alongside Algeria, Senegal, and Kenya.
A goal in the very first minute from Onuachu proved the difference when Nigeria took on Egypt in Asaba back in March. Both teams made a lot of changes in the second half which took away from the natural flow of the game and worked in Nigeria’s favour, but Egypt created chances and really should have ended the game on level terms. Tanzania cruised through their final qualifying match for the Africa Cup of Nations, beating Uganda 3-0. Msuva opened the scoring in the twenty-first minute and a penalty early in the second half from Nyoni doubled the hosts’ advantage. Morris wrapped up a clinical display from the home side with the games third goal in the fifty-seventh minute, but Uganda did create a decent amount of chances and on another day the scoreline would have ended much closer.
Veteran forwards Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfán provide the goal threat in the Peru squad, but both aren’t as nimble as they used to be and shouldn’t bee too difficult to mark. Radamel Falcao captains Colombia and has scored 34 goals in 84 caps for his country, but like the Peru forwards he isn’t the player he used to be after a couple of serious injuries. We’re confident that under 2.5 goals will be scored and that we wont see both teams score on Sunday, and have predicted a final scoreline of 0-0. This is a fixture that rarely sees both sides score and has on the last eleven occasions produced under 2.5 goals, so it’s no wonder we’re backing a goalless draw.
In the absence of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus represents Brazil’s most likely source of goals up front, but midfielder Philippe Coutinho is a creator and scorer of goals for his country. Romell Quioto has 9 goals in 43 appearances for Honduras, but is likely to be starved of service this weekend against a mean Brazil defence. We’re confident that Brazil will win to nil and have predicted a final score of 2-0. The hosts don’t tend to score a lot of goals these days, but they do have a really good record of clean sheets and should be able to deal with anything Honduras have to throw at them.